Chocolate- Dipped Brownies… for Your Valentine!

Warning!  This post has absolutely nothing to do with healthy and low fat eating.  It is Valentine’s week, however, and I’m one of those people who volunteered to make treats for teachers, classroom, etc.  Call it torture during my time of healthy blogging, but I believe in living life as usual and just making good choices.  The baking must go on! This one is for the teachers… and a few for the hair salon too:  Chocolate- Dipped Heart Brownies.

I used this recipe for the brownies… it makes a nice big pan of brownies at the perfect thickness for cutting into, and when refrigerated they become firm enough to make clean cuts.  Plus they’re all-around delicious and fudgy- one of my favorite brownie recipes for sure.  (I left out the oreos for this project.)

Here’s the How-To:

Prepare the brownies as directed… leave out the oreos.  I wouldn’t try to put this one in a 9×13 pan- the brownies will be too thick.  If you don’t have a 1/2-sheet pan, you could try a 9×13 and an 8×8.

A 2-inch heart-shaped cutter is perfect for this project.  Place the whole slab of brownies on a large cutting board and start cutting out hearts.

Make sure the baked brownies are chilled- just gently push down and then lift up the brownie slab and pull the cutter away.  Carefully push out the heart-shaped brownie and remove to a tray.  If you cut the next row of hearts upside-down, you’ll get more hearts out of the batch.

If you use a 2-inch cutter, you should be able to get 24 brownies out of the batch.  I also punched out 3 tiny hearts with my smaller cutter.

(The brownies should be chilled for this part too).  Melt desired chocolate in a bowl (in the microwave) and stir until smooth.  I used red & white A-Peels for my chocolate, but you can use any.  Brush crumbs off of the top of the brownie and hold onto the sides toward the bottom.  Dunk the tops into the melted chocolate and place on waxed paper to dry (chocolate-side-up).  Sprinkle festive decor on top, if desired.

I thought they turned out quite pretty.  I don’t think this would work with just any brownie recipe.  Use this one for fudgy, sturdy brownies.  I managed to get through this recipe without sampling a single brownie (applause, please!)  The scraps were placed into little zips and thrown in the freezer for school lunches.

There are two more Valentine Sweet’s recipes that I must manage to get through before this evil-holiday-for-dieters is over!  I can do it.  Chant with me… ‘chew gum!  chew gum!  chew gum!  chew gum!’  That’s the only way to do it 🙂

75 Responses to “Chocolate- Dipped Brownies… for Your Valentine!”

  1. postedFeb 10, 2009 2:38 PM

    We can have one day of pure indulgence. What better excuse than Valentine’s Day. Our significant others love us just the way we are….hips and all:D

  2. postedFeb 10, 2009 2:41 PM

    I was just thinking last night that I might try to do something like this for valentine treats for my son’s class. Now I definetly want to. Those look delicious!

  3. postedFeb 10, 2009 2:51 PM

    You got through the whole batch without eating one?!? You don’t deserve applause, you deserve a parade!!

  4. postedFeb 10, 2009 2:53 PM

    You’re right, they are super pretty! I would not be able to resist.

  5. postedFeb 10, 2009 2:56 PM

    These are the cutest things… just right for little treats for teachers and such.

  6. postedFeb 10, 2009 2:58 PM

    I was already planning on heart shaped brownies, but now I have to decide if I dip them in chocolate or caramel!

  7. postedFeb 10, 2009 3:00 PM

    Those are so beautiful and look sooo scrumptious!

  8. postedFeb 10, 2009 3:11 PM

    They’re so cute and delicious I’m betting!

  9. postedFeb 10, 2009 3:28 PM

    This post has absolutely nothing to do with healthy and low fat eating.
    Oh YEAH! 😉 I love it. Been craving brownies forEVER– gotta remedy that! Though I don’t have a sweetheart to share them with.
    Red-on-red or white-on-white would be beautiful too!

  10. postedFeb 10, 2009 3:42 PM

    These look so pretty! I love the colors. I would have a hard, hard time not eating those scraps…. 🙂

  11. postedFeb 10, 2009 4:07 PM

    These are so cute! Perfect for Valentine’s.

  12. postedFeb 10, 2009 4:52 PM

    What will power! I just finished making chocolate bark and ate every last little scrap that fell off into little bits. your valentine’s brownies are such a pretty treat.

  13. postedFeb 10, 2009 5:32 PM

    Oh my gosh, these are gorgeous and I can’t wait to try them…Thanks

  14. postedFeb 10, 2009 6:07 PM

    These look soooo good plus a special treat to try with my girls. Thanks for sharing.

  15. postedFeb 10, 2009 6:26 PM

    These are so pretty!! And big pats on the back for resisting them!!

  16. postedFeb 10, 2009 6:46 PM

    I’m in trouble…chocolate-covered chocolate? You’re speaking my language! Not only are your brownies precious, they look absolutely delicious! I’m a fudgy-brownie girl, myself, and dipping these babies in chocolate only adds to their decadent amazingness!

  17. postedFeb 10, 2009 6:57 PM

    Lori -those look amazing! I’m extremely impressed that you didn’t sample. Really, where do you get that will-power?

  18. postedFeb 10, 2009 8:03 PM

    That’s a great idea to fancy up a batch of brownies for valentine’s. They did look good…GREAT job restraining yourself. I’m fighting off the urge to indulge myself!!!

    Chew the gum, chew the gum! I’ll be back to drool, I mean check out your other valentine’s goodies & cheer ya on!

  19. postedFeb 10, 2009 9:29 PM

    These are so pretty and festive – I expect your little guy will be getting straight A’s this term! 🙂

  20. postedFeb 10, 2009 11:47 PM

    Sometimes I think I am the only mom who would volunteer for these things, but clearly I am not. This looks so amazingly delicious that I do not know how you stick to the diet plan!!!!

  21. postedFeb 11, 2009 3:56 AM
    Gretchen Noelle

    They really are adorable and I am so impressed that you didn’t sample even one thing. Great willpower Lori! I am sure everyone LOVED receiving these!

  22. postedFeb 11, 2009 4:19 AM

    Lovely, lovely, LOVELY!!!

  23. postedFeb 11, 2009 4:27 AM

    These are the cutest brownies ever!

  24. postedFeb 11, 2009 4:48 AM

    OMG are you kidding me?? These look amazing. Between these and the 7 layer jell-o I found at Food Librarian, I’m going to be the Valentine mom of the year LOL!

  25. postedFeb 11, 2009 5:59 AM

    Great determination! They look so pretty and delicious!

  26. postedFeb 11, 2009 6:00 AM

    These look great. I’m partial to the smaller hearts. Bite size brownies, yummm.

  27. postedFeb 11, 2009 6:14 AM

    Oh.. How I have missed these kind of recipe posts coming from your blog! Yummy and beautiful!

  28. postedFeb 11, 2009 7:16 AM

    I am so making these. Sadly without the chocolate dip! Maybe cream cheese frosting with sprinkles…

  29. postedFeb 11, 2009 7:26 AM

    How very cute is that? What a great idea and so romantic too! Again I love your new site- FANTASTIC!!

  30. postedFeb 11, 2009 7:39 AM
    5 Star Foodie

    Those brownie hearts look beautiful! Yum!

  31. postedFeb 11, 2009 8:09 AM

    I did something similar using the Toll House Cookie bar recipe. They were a smash at the party I went to this weekend. I made them with the 1 in heart cutter just so they would stretch to make more. Huge success! Unfortunately, I ate all the crumbs in 2 days.

  32. postedFeb 11, 2009 10:22 AM

    These are totally cute! And we agree…live life as usual and make good choices. And this was a good choice!

  33. postedFeb 11, 2009 11:21 AM

    Awesome! Yum! And cute! I’m also one of those who sign up for everything, too. So I’m making V-day treats for two of my kids class parties. Was thinking of cookie pops, but just might have to do this instead. Thanks!

  34. postedFeb 11, 2009 12:23 PM

    Oh! My stomach just told my brain that it really really wants these…they’re adorable and gorgeous!

  35. postedFeb 11, 2009 12:25 PM

    these are super cute! well done. Wish to make these pity I don’t find red chocoalte melts here 🙁

  36. postedFeb 11, 2009 2:45 PM

    Not only do they look absolute delicious, but they’re so cute and fun! That would take any Valentines day to the next level!

  37. postedFeb 11, 2009 3:06 PM

    WOW these are soooo cute!!!

  38. postedFeb 11, 2009 3:37 PM

    Absolutely stunning!

  39. postedFeb 11, 2009 3:43 PM

    There is something for you on my blog. 🙂

  40. postedFeb 11, 2009 4:06 PM

    I’m not really one for Valentine’s Day, but I AM one for brownies, these look great!

  41. postedFeb 11, 2009 4:37 PM

    wow, these brownies are really pretty!! i love the red icing…i’m in love! x

  42. postedFeb 11, 2009 4:48 PM

    Thanks for the comment! I love your site, I’ve stumbled upon it a few times before. I’m in NYC, by the way!

  43. postedFeb 11, 2009 4:53 PM

    These look so great! I love the idea!!

  44. postedFeb 11, 2009 7:19 PM

    These are too cute!

  45. postedFeb 11, 2009 7:24 PM

    How pretty! I think I am going to have to try these gluten free!

  46. postedFeb 11, 2009 10:57 PM

    You are so brave so make these while on diet. I couldn’t stand it. They look so beautiful. The leftovers would make some lovely truffles!!

  47. postedFeb 12, 2009 8:36 AM

    I just bought a whole case of Glee gum to chew instead of snacking. (Glee was the only gum I could find that didn’t have icky Aspartame in it)!

    The brownies are lovely–what a nice gift for a sweetheart or even just friends. Or even for yourself. Oh, right–chew, chew, chew 😀

  48. postedFeb 12, 2009 9:14 AM

    Just wonderful. You make me want to get into the Valentines spirit and indulge.

  49. postedFeb 12, 2009 10:25 AM

    They are adorable! Amazing willpower not to eat the scraps!

  50. postedFeb 12, 2009 11:37 AM

    These look so decadent—perfectly dipped and ready to serve to your Valentine!

  51. postedFeb 12, 2009 1:02 PM

    I absolutely love the disclaimer! My boyfriend’s not looking forward to Valentine’s Day simply because he already feels like his diet has been sabotaged! 🙂 Greaaat brownie idea!

  52. postedFeb 12, 2009 1:35 PM

    Those brownies sound delicious and you did a great job decorating them for vday!

  53. postedFeb 12, 2009 2:26 PM

    I am glad the baking is going onward! The brownie hearts are too cute!

  54. postedFeb 12, 2009 6:05 PM

    These are so pretty! Bring on the chocolate. Being healthy is for after Valentine’s Day 😉

  55. postedFeb 13, 2009 11:27 AM

    That red and white chocolate looks heavenly!

  56. postedFeb 19, 2009 12:25 PM

    These are so cute-I want to make them and its not even Valentine’s Day.

  57. postedMar 16, 2009 1:34 PM

    Okay, help me out here, how did you get your chocolate soooo thin and smooth, I have double boiled and micro my white chocolate without success, I have used both Bakers white chocolate and Wilton White Candy Melts. Please tell me the secret!!!

    • postedMar 18, 2009 7:48 PM

      The candy melts work out pretty well for me when melting in the microwave. White chocolate in general doesn’t seem to melt well. I’ve had luck with adding a small spoonful of crisco and melting it along with the chocolate until it becomes nice and smooth.

  58. postedFeb 3, 2010 7:41 AM

    Fun recipe for Valentine’s Day!

  59. postedFeb 9, 2010 4:36 PM

    darn pretty! and darn romantic!:) I’m gathering some v-day recipes on my blog.
    This would be perfect for the Valentine special giveaway I’m hosting on my blog, if you’d be kind enough to participate!:)

  60. postedFeb 11, 2010 12:21 PM

    You are so right! The only way I can bake like this is if I have a full tummy and I chew gum to divert disaster.
    If you are gonna “go there” these chocolate dipped brownies would be a great treat. They came out beautiful. Excellent tips for how to keep ’em together so they don’t crumb all over the place. Bet your kids are lovin’ you 🙂

  61. postedFeb 9, 2011 8:16 AM

    Brownies are awesome! and these are way to cute!

  62. postedFeb 10, 2011 7:31 PM

    oh.My.GOODNESS! What a great idea. Thanks!

  63. postedFeb 13, 2011 6:57 PM

    I made these brownies they turned out delicious. I did not use the the red dip I used white frosting on them with red sprinkles. yyyuuuummmmyy!

  64. postedFeb 4, 2013 1:26 PM

    I would love to make these..How did you get the chocolate dipping to be red and white?

    • postedFeb 4, 2013 3:51 PM

      I used red and white chocolate wafer disks from Wilton- you’ll find them at Michael’s or a baking supply store.

  65. postedFeb 16, 2013 2:33 AM

    The best brownie I ever had is this brownie. My whole family liked it Thank you Recipe Girl and it’s the best brownie in town

  66. postedFeb 8, 2014 7:04 PM

    can i have the recipe on what to put in and how long to bake it the step by step doesnt tell me much

    • postedFeb 9, 2014 9:11 AM

      There is a link to the brownie recipe that I used within the post.

  67. postedFeb 9, 2014 3:10 PM

    is this a boxed brownie cuz i dont see how long to bake this

  68. postedFeb 9, 2014 3:47 PM

    how long do u bake it and what temp thats what i dont see here or if its a boxed brownie and i dont see ur link

  69. postedFeb 11, 2014 2:30 PM

    What are the dimensions of the sheet pan that you used?

    • postedFeb 16, 2014 6:07 PM

      They are in the recipe.

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