Everyone wants to share their love for each other on Valentine’s Day! This is a day filled with love and passion. So why not share the love with these adorable heart shaped brownies this year. Here you tell your loved ones how much they mean to you with a homemade heart treat for dessert made special for them and the holiday it represents.
- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, plus an extra pat to coat the pan
- 3/4 cup of flour
- 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 6 ounces of semisweet chocolate morsels
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350’.
- Coat the bottom and sides of an 8 inch baking pan.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients and set aside.
- Melt the chocolate and butter together either in the microwave or using a double boiler until smooth.
- Allow the melted chocolate to cool for a few minutes then whisk in the vanilla, sugar and eggs until it is mixed well.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients a little at a time and mix it into the chocolate mixture to form the brownie batter.
- Continue mixing until the batter is smooth again.
- Pour the brownie batter into the pan and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow the brownies to cool for 10 minutes then remove to a cooling rack.
- Flip the brownies onto a cutting board and use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out individual brownies.
- Arrange the heart shaped brownies on a serving platter or tiered dish before serving.
- Melt a little additional chocolate and drizzle it on one side of the brownies. Then add pink, red and white sprinkles over the melted chocolate.
- Dusting the tops of the brownies with confectioners’ sugar using a sifter gives these treats a decorative touch.
- Place a lace or heart shaped doily over the brownies before sprinkling powdered sugar so the pattern appears on the brownie tops.
- Confectioners’ sugar shouldn’t be added to the tops until the brownies are completely cooled unless you want a light glaze look to them. The sugar will melt into the brownies and leave a glossy look to the brownie tops.
© 2013 Beverly Mucha / All Rights Reserved
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