Valentine's Day Brownies Recipe

Ingredients of Valentine's Day Brownies
  • 3/4 c. unsalted butter
  • 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 4 oz. semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Vanilla frosting, for decorating

How to make Valentine's Day Brownies
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13-inch by 9-inch pan with foil; grease foil.
  • In a 3-quart saucepan, melt butter and chocolates on low, stirring. Remove from heat.
  • In a bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, and salt. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed, beat eggs until blended. Gradually add sugars; beat until tripled in volume, about 10 minutes.
  • Fold in chocolate mixture and vanilla, then flour mixture. Pour into pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted near center comes out almost clean, 28 to 32 minutes.
  • Once cool, cut brownies into hearts freehand or using a heart-shaped cookie cutter. (Tip: Don't let the trimmings go to waste — you can even crumble them onto a sundae!)
  • Pipe on store-bought frosting to create cute chocolate "conversation hearts."