Share The Love

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If your sweetheart is anything like me, then the way to their heart is through their stomach.  Here’s one that’ll really sweeten ’em up:

Sweetheart Brownies

Not an exact match, but they’ll look something like this:

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Here’s what you’ll need:

1 Box ~about 16oz~ confectioners’ sugar, sifted

9 Chocolate hearts ~from an 11oz package~

1 Package ~about 19.8oz brownie mix~

2 ½ inch heart-shaped cookie cutter

½ Teaspoon almond extract

5-6 Tablespoons milk

13in x 9in Baking pan

Red food coloring

Wire rack

*Note: Make sure the brownie mix you choose calls for a 13in x 9in baking pan ~ some mixes call for a 9in square pan.

Here’s how to make it:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Line your baking pan with aluminum foil, extending it over the ends of the pan.

Check your mix and prepare brownies according to the package’s directions.

Spread mix in prepared pan.

Bake those yummy brownies until set ~ about 28mins.

Remove brownies from heat and let cool.

Place wire rack over waxed paper.

Remove brownies from pan by lifting foil at ends ~ make sure they’ve cooled enough!

Cut 9 hearts from brownies using cookie cutter.

Place brownie hearts on wire rack.

Combine confectioners’ sugar, milk and almond extract in a medium bowl.

Stir until smooth.

Tint the glaze pink with 3-4 drops of food coloring ~Makes a beautiful glaze~

~For variety, only tint half of the glaze pink…you’ll have some white hearts and some pink ones 🙂

Spoon glaze over brownie hearts, allowing glaze to run down sides.

~Be careful not to spread the glaze, or crumbs will get into it~

Place one chocolate heart on each brownie heart.

Let stand until glaze is dry, about 30mins


What are your favorite Valentine’s Day goodies?


5 thoughts on “Share The Love

  1. Those look super delish! I think I could get the brownies looking cute, but I doubt I could get cookies to come out as fancy. I wish I had the patience to decorate cookies and such like that! I mean, how do they get those cookies looking so cute? That has to be a stencil.

  2. ummm….brownies. 🙂
    I agree with Tameri, I wish I had the patience to decorate cookies. Wait, i wish i had the patience to BAKE cookies. 🙂

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