Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine's Brownies

I love Valentine's Day. I even loved it when I was single because it's just a fun time of year to make goodies. These brownies are the perfect treat to make for your special someone ... or just make them for fun! :)
Valentine's Brownies (adapted from RecipeGirl)
1 lb. (4 sticks) butter
2 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 oz. unsweetened baker's chocolate
7 eggs
2 t. vanilla
2 1/4 c. sugar
1 1/4 c. flour
1 T. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 tub chocolate fudge frosting
decorative sprinkles

In a large bowl, combine eggs, vanilla, and sugar. Set aside.
To melt the chocolate, place a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water like so:
In the bowl, place butter and chocolates and melt (and stir) until smooth.
Take the melted chocolate off heat and let cool for about 20 minutes. Then, a little at a time, stir into the egg mixture.
Add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
Line a greased cookie sheet with parchment paper and then grease the parchment paper, too. (This allows for easy removal of the brownies.) Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake at 350 F for 25-35 minutes. Mine started to bubble over at about 25 minutes so I took them out!
Cover loosely and refrigerate overnight. Once they're firm, dump them out on a clean surface and peel the parchment paper off.
Use a cookie cutter to cut out desired shapes. (Naturally for Valentine's Day I used a heart.)
Heat the tub of frosting in the microwave until warm and runny. Use a spoon to frost the brownies. Top with sprinkles.
I had a lot of scrap brownies left over. I think I'll freeze them to use later. They might work for this trifle recipe or for brownie pops. Maybe we'll just eat them. Enjoy!


  1. These sound heavenly! I wish I was at your house to steal a few!

  2. Yeah, me too! It made a ton and now we're trying to think of people to give them to! :)

  3. Mmmm, that chocolate glaze on the top really makes these look good and the sprinkles add a fun festive touch. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your brownies up.