Chocolate Dipped Heart Brownies

An easy and adorable Valentine’s Day treat that’s perfect for celebrating, Chocolate Dipped Heart Brownies are sure to be a hit!

I was in charge of bringing a treat to a Valentine’s Day party last night, and it was such a busy day I needed something quick and easy. I knew that these heart brownies were the answer! My kids helped me with all of the cutting, dipping, and sprinkling, and we had a great time in the kitchen. The best part is that you can use whatever brownies you like, depending on how much time you have. Let’s face it…sometimes life is crazy busy, but you still want to do something fun for your family, friends, or colleagues. I usually prefer making homemade brownies, but a boxed brownie mix will do perfectly in this recipe.

Chocolate Dipped Heart Brownies

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Chocolate Dipped Heart Brownies

There are three simple steps to making these adorable treats.

STEP 1:

Make your brownies! My very favorite homemade recipe is one that I make often, but I also love brownie mixes. (Ghirardelli is my go-to, but I also like Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge too!) The trick is to make them a bit thinner than they might normally be, to make it easier to cut and to dip. Normally I go for thick and fudgy, but they don’t stay together as well.

If I’m using a brownie mix, then I use two boxes that each fill a 9×13 pan. The batter fits perfectly into a cookie sheet, and makes enough to cut out about 24 small-medium hearts. You can make them bigger or smaller though–whatever you like! If I just need a few hearts, I’ll use a mix that normally goes in an 8×8 or 9×9, and put it in a 9×13 instead. Just be sure to watch your baking time to make sure they don’t over bake. I usually set the timer for about 10 minutes less, then check them. With a homemade brownie recipe, I follow the same pattern, depending on what size pan the recipe calls for. Lining the cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper, and overlapping on each end makes it easy to remove the brownies out of the pan before cutting, if you want to. I’ve done it both ways–with and without.

Chocolate Dipped Heart Brownies

Step 2:

Once the brownies have completely cooled, you’re ready to cut out hearts. Using a metal cookie cutter is usually easier with brownies, because it cuts through a little better as opposed to plastic. But plastic will work, just make sure you really press down, then remove the brownie very gently. Set them on a parchment paper in preps to dip them in chocolate.

Chocolate Dipped Heart Brownies

step 3:

Time for the chocolate and sprinkles! You can use chocolate chips, but they’re definitely more finicky and you have to watch them carefully when melting. I usually opt for melting wafers, because they’re intended for dipping. You can find them at grocery stores, and I also order on Amazon to have them on hand.

Once your chocolate is melted, dip one side (or the top or bottom!) of the brownie carefully, shake off any excess, and place it back on the parchment paper. Immediately add sprinkles onto the chocolate, because it will dry quickly. Let the chocolate firm up before moving to a serving plate or packaging.

Chocolate Dipped Heart Brownies
Chocolate Dipped Heart Brownies

And you’re finished! Absolutely adorable Chocolate Dipped Heart Brownies.

Chocolate Dipped Heart Brownies

Chocolate Dipped Heart Brownies

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Kierste Wade | Old Salt Farm
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24
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Ingredients
 

  • Brownie mix or favorite brownie recipe, prepared
  • Melting wafers, white chocolate and chocolate
  • Valentine sprinkles

Instructions

  • Make your brownies! My very favorite homemade recipe is one that I make often, but I also love brownie mixes. The trick is to make them a bit thinner than they might normally be, to make it easier to cut and to dip.
    Brownie mix: Use two boxes that each fill a 9×13 pan. The batter fits perfectly into a cookie sheet, and makes enough to cut out about 24 small-medium hearts. You can make them bigger or smaller though–whatever you like! Watch your baking time to make sure they don't over bake. I usually set the timer for about 10 minutes less, then check them.
    Homemade brownie recipe: Follow the same pattern, depending on what size pan the recipe calls for. If I makes a 9×13, double the recipe. If I makes an 8×8, 2.5x the recipe. (You can also triple it if it's easier, then put the extra in a smaller pan for eating!) Lining the cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper, and overlapping on each end makes it easy to remove the brownies out of the pan before cutting, if you want to. I've done it both ways–with and without.
  • Once the brownies have completely cooled, you're ready to cut out hearts. The size of cookie cutter you use will depend on how many hearts you'll get out of one cookie sheet. Set the hearts on parchment paper until you're ready to dip.
  • Dip and sprinkle! Melt your chocolate melting wafers according to package directions. Dip on side or end of each brownie heart into the chocolate, shaking off the excess. Set them back on the parchment paper, then immediately sprinkle with Valentine sprinkles. Let chocolate firm up before placing on a plate or packaging.

Recipe Equipment

Heart cookie cutters
Cookie sheet
Course :Brownies, Desserts
Keyword :Brownies, chocolate dessert’, easy brownies, valentine’s day
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