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Easy Valentine’s Day Brownies

January 27, 2011

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays for cooking every year because I usually teach a Kid’s Valentine Cooking Class and share my recipes with children. This year I have a great class scheduled along with a few television appearances lined up in Birmingham and Nashville preparing Valentine treats. These Valentine Brownies are just one of the recipes I will be making for the kids as well as television. This easy brownie recipe was shared to me by the editors of the Tables of Content Book from the Junior League of Birmingham (one of my must-have cookbooks). These are so easy, and you make them all in one saucepan. Use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter and decorate with your favorite icing. They are almost too simple to be so divine.

Easy Valentine's Brownies

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Yield: 10 servings
Ingredients
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Red and white icing (optional)
Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in the flour mixture, sugar, eggs and vanilla.

3. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 8 x 8-inch baking pan and bake for 25 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire racks. Refrigerate for up 15 minutes before cutting into heart cookie cutters. Decorate with icing if desired.



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25 Responses to “Easy Valentine’s Day Brownies”
January, 27 2011at 08:48 am
very cute!! I love using different shapes and such for the holidays - makes everything more festive :)
January, 27 2011at 08:36 am
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January, 27 2011at 09:06 am
I love the icing on these! It reminds me of a grown-up version of those little debbie snack cakes we used to get as children. I know I would enjoy this version much more!
Nancy says:
January, 27 2011at 10:07 am
These look fabulous. Thanks for the idea. My husband will love them since they will be homemade. Can't wait to make them.
Wendy says:
January, 27 2011at 10:48 am
How adorable. My children will love these. Can't wait for your cookbook.
Susan says:
January, 27 2011at 01:58 pm
Just looked at your "About" page. Holy Cow. Quite impressive!
January, 27 2011at 08:00 am
So easy and so festive! I always do flourless chocolate cakes but I may need to mix it up this year. Great post!
January, 27 2011at 08:08 am
really cute Alison; these would be terrific to take to a kids class party (do they do that anymore??) or even for a Valentine's day bakesale!
Laura says:
January, 27 2011at 08:16 am
These are fabulous! I can't wait to make these with my kids
Amy says:
January, 27 2011at 08:16 am
Great picture! Love your styling.
January, 27 2011at 10:59 pm
How sweet, the kids are going to love them :-)
Mary Beth says:
January, 27 2011at 08:20 am
I can't wait to make these. You always offer just what I'm looking for. Thanks Alison
marla says:
January, 28 2011at 08:23 am
Alison, I bet those kids LOVE when you teach class. Especially when you make things like these adorable brownies. Miss you girl, gotta catch up soon, OK??!!
January, 31 2011at 08:59 pm
The heart shapes are so cute- love the frosting drizzle. :)
February, 17 2011at 11:09 pm
So cute! And they sound delish. I'm hosting a weekly link up for sweet-inspired recipes. I hope you stop by and link up. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/02/17/chocolate-chip-toffee-bars/
January, 27 2011at 02:31 pm
I'm a little obsessed with Valentine's Day desserts this year! Thanks for sharing a cute one!
January, 27 2011at 06:20 pm
So easy and so pretty! Nothing trumps a simple ingredient list. My all-time fave Valentine's Day treats are Cheesecake Brownies with Glazed Mixed Berries, but this sounds much easier. Love your site PS, we're currently redesigning ours so I'm especially attuned - yours is just lovely!
January, 27 2011at 07:40 pm
Debra, They do still do kid's parties at school. All 3 of my kids have them. Thanks so much for the comment and I hope to see you soon
Leigh says:
January, 27 2011at 08:13 pm
Mom, these are SO good. When will you make them again?
Aggie says:
January, 28 2011at 08:19 pm
So pretty! I'm such a sucker for brownies... :) I should do these with my kids, easy enough for me, would be my first time making brownies from scratch!
Tracy says:
January, 29 2011at 01:17 pm
These are super sweet! Love how easy they are, too!
Lissa says:
February, 14 2011at 10:19 am
I made these brownies for my husband for Valentine's Day...even used the heart shaped cookie-cutter. Needless to say, they turned out so GREAT. I now have a new brownie recipe to add to my personal recipe collection. THANK YOU for sharing. ~ Lisa ~
February, 14 2012at 01:08 am
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