Heart brownies

what a great idea for valentines day to make with the kids.

1 cup butter
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

3 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

4 eggs, lightly beaten

3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla
granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla


3/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt


1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted

Vanilla Glaze (recipe below)

directions

  1. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with heavy foil, extending foil over edges of the pan. Butter the foil; set pan aside.
  2. In a heavy large saucepan, heat 1 cup butter and chocolates over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly. In a medium bowl, stir together eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Stir into warm chocolate mixture; cool to room temperature.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Fold flour mixture into chocolate mixture. Stir in pecans. Spread the batter in the prepared pan.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until brownies appear shiny, begin to crack on top and appear set. (Do not overbake.) Cool in pan on a wire rack. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours before serving.
  5. To serve, remove pan from refrigerator. Use foil to lift brownies out of pan. Cut brownies with 3-inch heart-shape cookie cutters.

Vanilla Glaze

ingredients

  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Stir in enough additional milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, to make glaze of drizzling consistency. Makes about 1/2 cup.

don’t forget the sprinkles they make everything better.

directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Stir in enough additional milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, to make glaze of drizzling consistency. Makes about 1/2 cup.

don’t forget the sprinkles they make everything better.

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