This year for Valentine’s Day surprise your special someone with a homemade gift that will satisfy their sweet tooth by baking them Brownie Heart Bites. This simple dessert is perfect for Valentine’s Day does not take long to make.

Here is what you will need for Brownie Heart Bites:

  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Hershey’s cocoa
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup of chopped nuts (this is optional)
  • heart shaped cookie cutter

How to make Brownie Heart Bites:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a square baking pan, the Rada Cutlery Square Baker also works extremely well for these brownies.
  3. In a large bowl mix the melted butter, sugar and vanilla together.
  4. Add the eggs and beat well.
  5. Next in a separate bowl combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Gradually add this to the egg mixture. Add the nuts if you want. Use the Cook’s Spoon to make this process as simple as possible.
  6. Now pour the mixture evenly into the baking pan.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the brownies begin to pull away from the pan’s sides.
  8. Allow the brownies to cool a bit, then take the heart shaped cookie cutter and cut out hearts.
  9. Serve and enjoy! We served our Brownie Bite Hearts in Valentine’s Day cupcake holders.

You can also frost your brownies with a homemade frosting. This easy frosting recipe is easy to do and can be made while the brownies are baking with three simple steps.

For the frosting you will need:

  • 3 tablespoons softened butter
  • 3 tablespoon Hershey’s cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup—honey also would work
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk

How to make simple frosting:

  1. Combine the butter, cocoa, corn syrup and vanilla until creamy.
  2.  Add the confectioners’ sugar and milk.
  3.  Beat to spreading consistency. You can use food color to add color to the frosting as well. The Super Spreader is perfect for evenly spreading frosting

Brownie Heart Bites

This year for Valentine’s Day surprise your special someone with a homemade gift that will satisfy their sweet tooth by baking them Brownie Heart Bites. This simple dessert is perfect for Valentine’s Day does not take long to make.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Hershey’s cocoa
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup nuts, chopped optional
  • heart shaped cookie cutter
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons Hershey’s cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup—honey also would work
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk

Instructions

  • Preheat  oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a square baking pan
  • In a large bowl mix the melted butter, sugar and vanilla together.
  • Add the eggs and beat well.
  • Next in a separate bowl combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Gradually add this to the egg mixture. Add the nuts if you want. 
  • Now pour the mixture evenly into the baking pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the brownies begin to pull away from the pan’s sides.
  • Allow the brownies to cool a bit, then take the heart shaped cookie cutter and cut out hearts.
  • Serve and enjoy! We served our Brownie Bite Hearts in Valentine’s Day cupcake holders.
  • You can also frost your brownies with a homemade frosting. This easy frosting recipe is easy to do and can be made while the brownies are baking with three simple steps.
  • For the frosting you will need:
  • 3 tablespoons softened butter
  • 3 tablespoon Hershey’s cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup—honey also would work
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk
  • How to make simple frosting:
  • Combine the butter, cocoa, corn syrup and vanilla until creamy.
  • Add the confectioners’ sugar and milk.
  • Beat to spreading consistency. You can use food color to add color to the frosting as well. 

For more dessert ideas for Valentine’s Day check out our Strawberry Pizza.

 

Strawberry Pizza

This recipe is an easy Valentine’s Day treat that you can use your favorite sugar cookie recipe with. You can also add other berries, like blueberries or even kiwi, to the pizza if you would like more than strawberries.

The Rada Cutlery Test Kitchen team used the Super Parer to slice the strawberries and Super Spreader to spread the cream on the pizza. We also used the Pizza Cutter and Mini Server to serve the dessert.

Ingredients

  • Refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup cool whip
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 jar of strawberry glaze
  • Sliced strawberries

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Slice your refrigerated sugar cookie dough and lay it out on a greased pizza pan.

3. Work the dough together to form a thin crust.

4. Take the crust and bake until golden brown.

 

 

5. Allow the crust to cool.

6. While the crust is cooling mix the cream cheese, cool whip and powdered sugar together.

7. Once the crust is cooled spread the mixture evenly over the entire crust.

8. Top with sliced strawberries and refrigerate.

Serve and enjoy! This recipe will show your friends and loved ones how much you care.

Strawberry Pizza

This recipe is an easy Valentine’s Day treat that you can use your favorite sugar cookie recipe with. You can also add other berries, like blueberries or even kiwi, to the pizza if you would like more than strawberries.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. Refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cool whip
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 container strawberry glaze
  • Sliced strawberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Slice the refrigerated sugar cookie dough and lay it out on a greased pizza pan.
  • Work the dough together to form a thin crust.
  • Take the crust and bake until golden brown about 8-10 minutes.
  • Allow the crust to cool.
  • While the crust is cooling mix the cream cheese, cool whip and powdered sugar together.
  • Once the crust is cooled spread the mixture evenly over the entire crust.
  • Top with sliced strawberries and refrigerate.

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