Fudgy brownies with a pretty pink frosting and a chocolate ganache are topped with pretty Valentine’s Day sprinkles. This decadent Valentine’s Day treat is a great way to say “I love you.” This Sweetheart Brownies recipe is such a sweet and easy Valentine’s Day dessert that everyone will enjoy.
This recipe was first published on About A Mom in February 2013, but has just been updated with new images. The recipe is exactly the same. Why mess with perfection?!
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Easy Valentine’s Day Brownies
These Valentine’s Day brownies may begins with a basic boxed brownie mix, but the layers of pink frosting and chocolate ganache make them over-the-top delicious and perfect for your sweetheart.
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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 do love baking from scratch, but time doesn’t always permit, and quite honestly these semi-homemade goodies are always just as well received.
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Sweetheart Brownies Recipe Ingredients
Your favorite brownie mix, prepared according to package directions
vanilla or almond extract
red food coloring
semi-sweet chocolate pieces
Valentine’s Day Sprinkles
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How to Make Sweetheart Brownies
Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Allow to cool completely.
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.
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.
- 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish
- Your favorite brownie mix prepared according to package directions
- 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
- 1/4 cup 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 teaspoons vanilla or almond extract
- 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
- red food coloring 1 to 2 drops
- 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate pieces
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- Valentines Day Mix Sprinkles
- Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Allow to cool completely.
- 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.
- For the chocolate ganache, in a small saucepan over low heat, warm chocolate and cream until smooth, stirring continuously. Once the chocolate ganache 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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Nicole Minney says
OMG These do not go with a diet….Oh well! LOL
these look cute and fun perfect for a party
Wanda Tracey says
They look delicious.MMM….MMM…
maddie K says
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.
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.
Kelsey Apley says
First off these look so cute and mighty tasty!! Gonna add to my sweets list to make!
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.
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!!
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!
oh wow, I so adore these brownies. And so easy. I want to make these, and I am thinking they will make me favorite auntie!