Sweetheart Brownies

by Kathy Strahs on February 7, 2013 · 15 comments

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I’ll admit that the idea for these Sweetheart Brownies came during a gym workout. My mind should have been in the moment, focused on following the Zumba teacher’s tricky dance moves, but all I could think about was can you coat brownies in candy melts? We all have our own way of focusing!

I instagrammed the photo above during the Super Bowl last Sunday. With half an eye on the game, (I’m an incurable multitasker), I gave the Valentine’s Day brownie idea a try, with some rather sweet results.

Sweetheart Brownies ...get the #recipe at www.cookingontheside.com (c) Kathy Strahs

These were actually very easy and straightforward, though they did take the better part of the afternoon to assemble. Fortunately, they’re also fun. :-) I baked a batch of the Best Fudge Brownies Ever (they truly are!), let them chill for a bit, then punched out a bunch of little hearts.

Sweetheart Brownies ...get the #recipe at www.cookingontheside.com (c) Kathy Strahs

I’d originally envisioned dipping the brownie hearts in candy melts but it became clear rather quickly that dipping would cause the brownies to break apart. So I pulled out my trusty offset spatula (a butter knife would also work) and spread the melted candy over the brownies, like I was frosting a cake. It took some diligence to blanket the brownies evenly, but in the end I think they came out rather festive.

Sweetheart Brownies ...get the #recipe at www.cookingontheside.com (c) Kathy Strahs

Sweetheart Brownies ...get the #recipe at www.cookingontheside.com (c) Kathy Strahs

My husband, kids and I each indulged in one of these brownie bon bons, then I immediately packed up the rest to share with the teachers at our preschool the next morning. They felt the valentine love!

Sweetheart Brownies ...get the #recipe at www.cookingontheside.com (c) Kathy Strahs

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Carolyn February 7, 2013 at 4:44 PM

These are adorable! But the question is, what did you do with the leftover brownie after cutting out the heart shapes? That would be my weakness, I’d eat all the little leftover bits. :)
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Kathy Strahs February 7, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Ummmm…I’m afraid I’m not aware of any these leftover bits of which you speak??! Lol :-)

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SweetSugarbelle February 7, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Always on the lookout for new ways to use my cookie cutters! Pinning this one for sure!
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Kathy Strahs February 7, 2013 at 6:01 PM

I can just imagine how amazing yours will look, Callye!!

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Marjory February 8, 2013 at 6:44 AM

What a terrific idea for a cute bite-sized brownie!

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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction February 8, 2013 at 7:21 AM

Love the little hearts! They are so fun!
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Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies February 8, 2013 at 7:24 AM

I’m so glad I’m not the only one who spends her workouts thinking about food. You definitely have some willpower to stop at one–they look so good, I think I’d eat at least a few more! ;)
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Sommer@ASpicyPerspective February 8, 2013 at 10:28 AM

What a fun and cute idea Kathy–love these!
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Brian @ A Thought For Food February 9, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Oh yes… I want these so badly! They look awesome!
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Alison @ Ingredients, inc. February 10, 2013 at 7:09 PM

so cute Kathy! Happy Valentines Day
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JulieD February 11, 2013 at 6:16 AM

I remember these on instagram. They are so cute!!
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shelly (cookies and cups) February 11, 2013 at 6:46 AM

These are so sweet and simple! My kids would LOVE them!
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Russell van Kraayenburg February 11, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Yum and cute! I love these. I’m pretty sure I’d eat them by the handful.
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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen February 13, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Such a cute idea!
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Laura February 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

These truly are the best homemade brownies EVER! Try them. You won’t be disappointed!

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