Happy Heart Brownies

Happy Heart Brownies

Simple. Fudgy. Decadent. Why use a boxed brownie mix when you can easily whip up even better brownies yourself! These Happy Heart Brownies are the perfect, decadent, sweet treat to share with someone you love this Valentine’s day! (or really… any other day you’re looking to spread love!)

They are my go-to, one-bowl, brownie recipe and are easily dressed up with chocolate frosting/ganache and festive sprinkles! Give them a try today – You won’t regret it!

They are a “love”-ly spin on my Fudgy Brownie recipe! (pun intended)

Lets make some Happy Heart Brownies!

Preheat oven to 350F (325F convection). Line a 9″x9″ baking pan with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together melted butter, cocoa, and sugars (brown and granulated).

Add vanilla and eggs. Mix/Whisk together.

Add flour, espresso powder and salt. Stir until combined.

Add mixture to the prepared 9″x9″ baking pan.

Bake in oven preheated to 350 (or 325 Convection) for 21-24 minutes, until edges are crisp, centre is no longer jiggly, and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out with moist crumbs attached. Let cool for 5 mins in baking pan.

Continue to cool on wire baking wrack

Melted Milk Chocolate Frosting

Combine roughly chopped milk chocolate with hot heavy cream. Let sit for 2-4 minutes.

Mix until smooth (place in microwave for an additional 10 seconds, if not all chocolate is melted, mix one final time until smooth).

Allow mixture to rest on the counter until thickened to spreadable consistency.

Top with sprinkles!!

Let set on the counter or in the fridge, cut, and enjoy!

**To achieve the heart pattern on a brownie, insert a small heart cookie cutter into one brownie square and remove the heart. Sprinkle only the heart with icing sugar and reinsert onto the same brownie!**

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Happy Heart Brownies

Simple. Fudgy. Decadent. Why use a boxed brownie mix when you can easily whip up even better brownies yourself! These Happy Heart Brownies are the perfect, decadent, sweet treat to share with someone you love this Valentine’s day!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack

Ingredients
  

One-Bowl Fudgy Brownies

  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter melted
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa unsweetened (Dutch-Processed or Superior Red)
  • 1/2 tsp Espresso Powder
  • 2/3 cup All-purpose Flour
  • A pinch of Salt

Melted Milk Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 cup Milk Chocolate roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream Hot
  • Sprinkles

Instructions
 

One-Bowl Fudgy Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350F (325F convection). Line a 9"x9" baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together melted butter, cocoa, and sugars (brown and granulated).
  • Add vanilla and eggs. Mix/Whisk together.
  • Add flour, espresso powder and salt. Stir until combined.
  • Add mixture to the prepared 9"x9" baking pan.
  • Bake in oven preheated to 350 (or 325 Convection) for 21-24 minutes.
  • Let cool for 5 mins in baking pan. Continue to cool on wire baking wrack

Melted Milk Chocolate Frosting

  • Combine roughly chopped milk chocolate with hot heavy cream. Let sit for 2-4 minutes.
  • Mix until smooth (or place in microwave for 10 additional seconds, then mix one final time).
  • Allow mixture to rest on the counter until thickened to spreadable consistency.
  • Top with sprinkles!!
  • Let set on the counter or in the fridge, cut, and enjoy!

Notes

Sofia’s Tips:
  • If using convection to bake these brownies, reduce the heat by 25F to 325 and bake for ~22 minutes
  • These brownies will continue to bake once removed from the oven and will become cake-like if in the oven for too long.
  • You are looking for wet crumb on a toothpick inserted into the centre. 
  • If making this recipe in a 8×8” pan – bake for 25-30 minutes.  
  • This recipe can be allowed to set in the fridge once topped with chocolate!
 
Have you tried this recipe!? I would love to know what you think! Leave a comment below! 🙂
Keyword brown sugar, brownies, chewy, chocolate, decadent, easy, easy recipe, fudgy, simple
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