Sweetheart Brownies Recipe

As you probably know, I am a big fan of semi-homemade recipes. I love saving time by taking a basic cake mix, or in this case a brownie mix, and jazzing it up to be something that my family and friends will think I slaved over in the kitchen for hours. I love baking from scratch, but time doesn’t always permit, and quite honestly these semi-homemade goodies are always just as well received. This Sweetheart Brownies recipe begins with a basic boxed brownie mix, but turns into something delicious enough to serve to your sweetheart once you’ve added a little frosting and chocolate glaze.

Sweetheart Brownies Recipe

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Sweetheart Brownies
Recipe type: Dessert
These brownies are delicious and pretty enough to serve to your sweetheart on Valentine's Day.
  • Brownies:
  • Your favorite brownie mix, prepared according to package directions
  • Frosting:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla or almond extract
  • 1½ tablespoons milk
  • red food coloring, 1 to 2 drops
  • Chocolate Glaze:
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate pieces
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Red and pin sprinkles
  1. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Allow to cool completely.
  2. For frosting, in a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and beat until light and fluffy. If needed add additional milk, one teaspoon at a time until you've reached a smooth consistency. Using an offset spatula, spread frosting over the cooled brownies.
  3. For the chocolate glaze, in a small saucepan over low heat, warm chocolate and cream until smooth, stirring continuously. Once the chocolate glaze is smooth, pour over frosted brownies. Quickly spread and smooth with an offset spatula. Sprinkle generously with Valentine's Day sprinkles.

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  1. Those look like yummy sugar bombs!

  2. Yummy! These look fabulous. I’ll have to try them with my go to Dorie Greenspan brownie recipe.

  3. these look sooooo rich and yummy!!!

  4. Those brownies look absolutely delicious!

  5. Brownie anything is yummy! Thanks for this recipe. I pinned it for later use.

  6. OMG these look good! I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for another great recipe.

  7. Yum! Love a good holiday themed dessert.

  8. Wow these look so good! I’ve been considering making a sweet treat for my family on Valentine’s Day. I think I just found the perfect one!

  9. Michelle F. says:

    They look so yummy. I am making them for my husband :)

  10. Wow! These look sooo good! I will be making these. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Nicole Minney says:

    OMG These do not go with a diet….Oh well! LOL

  12. these look cute and fun perfect for a party
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  13. They look delicious.MMM….MMM…

  14. I love semi homemade recipes too, but when it comes to brownies most people want a brownie to taste like the box. Well, my homemade brownies never do. They are great, just not box brownies so I finally got over it and whenever I make browines I use the box kind. No big deal for me anymore. The time I save is great and it gives me time to focus on other scratch baking.
    These are cute by the way.

  15. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I am hungry looking at this recipe. The only thing I’d do is add coffee to the mix becuse I often find mixes are too sweet.

  16. First off these look so cute and mighty tasty!! Gonna add to my sweets list to make!

  17. Debbie Welchert says:

    These sound and look amazing and I have everything here to make them. Oh my grand kids are going to love them.

  18. Cathy Jarolin says:

    These Sweetheart Brownies are so Delicious looking. They are displayed so pretty too. I love baking and trying different variations of cookie, Brownie, fudge, Cakes etc. This is a recipe I will try ..Thankyou for posting. :0) Have a Great Day! I will try to Pin this recipe for myself!!

  19. Hi .. Just wondering what size pan is this recipe for 8 or 9 inch pan or 9 by 13 pan .. these look wonderful .. can’t wait to make them. Thanks so much :) <3

    • We used an 8 inch square pan and they turned out nice and thick. With the additional layers of frosting and chocolate, you could easily get away with a 9×13 pan for more brownies. Enjoy!

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