Brownie Hearts

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coco powder
  • 1.2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9×13 baking dish
  2. In a medium mixing bowl. Add butter and sugar together, combining well.
  3. Add one egg at a time, stirring well between additions.
  4. Stir in vanilla, cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder. Just until combined (don’t overmix)
  5. Place in 9×13 dish spreading equally with a rubber spatula.
  6. Bake for 17-20 minutes. Don’t over cook
  7. Let brownies cool completely before using a cookie cutter to cut-out heart shapes.
  8. Top with caramel, sprinkles, whip cream, or whatever you’d like

Zucchini Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:

  1. Mix dry ingredients, then add the wet ingrednients. Stir until well mixed.
  2. Spread in a greased 9×13″ pan.
  3. Bake with milk chocolate frosting (recipe below).

Frosting ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk (more or less depending on consistency)
  • 1 cup powder sugar (more or less depending on consistency)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Frosting directions:

  1. Mix all frosting ingredients together, adding more or less milk and powder sugar to get a creamy consistency.
  2. Top brownies when they have cooled, so the frosting doesn’t just thin out and melt off.

~recipe adapted from thecraftingchicks.com