Make your brownies extra special this Valentine’s Day with this ridiculously easy and colorful recipe for conversation heart brownies.
I cheated again. I was all gung-ho for making something ridiculously adorable for T’s classmates. What I ended up doing was getting some store bought valentine just like 90% of the other parents. BUT, we were assigned to bring brownies for the kid’s party this year. So how does a color-loving mom make Valentine’s Day brownies for a classroom full of 4-year-olds? , which led to making conversation heart
By making conversation heart brownies, of course!
My original inspiration came from these adorable cookies. But instead of spending hours on making individual cookie pops, I just adapted the idea into one giant brownie. And the results are adorable.
How to Make Conversation Heart Brownies
- Using your favorite brownie mix or recipe, bake your brownies in a round cake or tart pan.
- While the brownies bake, put a couple boxes of conversation hearts candy into a gallon-sized ziploc bag. Crush the candies, just slightly by using a rolling pin or the flat side of a meat tenderizer.
- Allow your brownies to cool completely and then cover the top with frosting. (I like the contrast of the candies against the chocolate frosting, but you could also use pink tinted frosting as in the original cookie)
- Tear off a piece of wax paper just large enough to cover your pan. Fold the wax paper in half, and cut out a heart shape.
- Place the heart-shaped wax paper on top of the frosted brownies and press down slightly. Be careful not to mess with the frosting too much.
- Sprinkle the crushed candy over the wax paper opening and gently press the pieces into the frosting.
- Peel back the wax paper and clean up any stray pieces of candy that got loose.
Are you making any special treats for Valentine’s Day this year?
How would you adapt the original conversation heart cookies into your own creation?
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