Ingredients You’ll Need:
- 2 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup milk
- Sprinkles or other decoration
Let’s Get Cooking!
- Preheat oven to 350. First you start out with a 9×9 square baking pan. I’m not good with measurements, so I’ll show you what the pan looks like. You’ve probably got one at home. I then cover the baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
- In a large pot on the stove, I combined 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips and 1/2 cup butter (1 stick). Cook over low heat, stirring, until melted and combined. Remove from heat and whisk in sugar and eggs until blended. Add flour, vanilla and salt; whisk until smooth. Transfer to the baking dish and bake 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with very moist crumbs clinging. Lift brownies by the foil from pan.
- The brownie should separate from the foil easily. Let it cool for about 15 minutes. I was surprised how think it was, but don’t worry, it will turn out.
- I bought a box of 100 cookie cutters for like $9.00. They are just cheap plastic, but they work fine. I found a little heart about an inch and a half wide. You can use other shapes and sizes, but this recipe allows you to make 12 brownies with a 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter or less
- Then simply cut out the brownies. The brownie was too thick for the cookie cutters to go through, so I pushed them down as far as they could go and then took a small sharp knife and went around each one.
- Then you get cute little brownies like this. It is good to cut out the brownies when they are a little warm. That way you can mold any stray crumbs to a perfect heart shape.
- Then combine 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1/4 cup milk. Microwave on high in 30-second intervals until melted, stirring between intervals. This usually takes 1:30. If you have a cookie rack, that will be perfect. Place wax paper underneath the rack to catch the mess. Pour the melted chocolate over the brownies. I didn’t have a rack, so I just placed them on a plate and it worked fine
- Let the brownies set for a while. Put them in the fridge if you want to speed up the process. Then take 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate and melt for about 15 seconds. Spoon the chocolate into a small plastic ziploc bag and snip a tiny hole in one corner. Pipe lines over the brownies or decorate however you want!
This recipe is courtesy of contributing cook, Emily Roemich, from Busy Mom Blog. I love food. Who doesn’t? I love to cook. I love to eat. I love to watch cooking shows. I even have had personal cooking lessons from celebrity Chef Ben Ford! I am a full time student, a full time mommy, and a full time wife. I am the founder/editor of Busy Mom.