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Conversation Hearts Brownies

Who doesn't love a box of conversation hearts on Valentine's Day? What about brownie-sized conversation hearts? You've gotta try this recipe!

Updated February 01, 2018
Conversation Hearts Brownies
Conversation Hearts Brownies
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Who doesn't love those little candy hearts? These brownies are a take on the popular conversation hearts often exchanged on Valentine's Day. If you're like us, you're going to like this recipe a lot better than the candy. The frosting alone will break some hearts. It's that good.

This brownie recipe couldn't be easier. All you need is a pre-made brownie mix, and we'll show you how to make the tasty buttercream frosting on top! Grab your favorite food coloring and customize your hearts just the way you like.

Impress your sweetie or make a treat for the kids with this nostalgic dessert recipe.

Yields7 - 8 brownie hearts per batch of baked brownie mix in a 9x9 inch baking pan

Preparation Time - Text45-60 minutes

Cooking Time - TextBake according to the directions on the brownie mix package

Ingredients

  • For the brownies:
  • 2 packages of your favorite brownie mix plus ingredients needed to bake listed on the package (We used Ghirardelli Double Chocolate with chocolate chips), baked in (2 ) 9x9 inch baking pans lined with parchment.
  •  
  • For the buttercream Frosting:
  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 sticks confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk plus additional if needed
  • Food coloring in pink, yellow, blue and red
  • Heart shaped cookie cutter
  • Piping bag and writing tip

Directions

  1. Prepare the brown mixes according to the directions on the package. Line (2) 9X9 inch baking pans with parchment and lightly spray with cooking spray.

  2. Bake brownies according to the directions on the brownie mix package. Let brownies fully cool.

  3. Carefully lift the brownies from the baking pan. Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut as many heart brownies as you can. Set aside.

  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer using the whip attachment, on low speed mix the confectioners’ sugar with the butter, vanilla and 2 tablespoons of milk. 

  5. Continue to mix until you have a light and fluffy frosting. Add additional milk if needed.

  6. Divide the prepared frosting into five equal portions into mixing bowls.

  7. Tint the frosting with the food coloring as follows:

    • Pink:1 drop
    • Red: 3 drops
    • Green: 1 drop of yellow and very small drop of blue
    • Yellow: 1 drop of yellow
    • Purple: 1 small drop pink, red and blue

  8. Place the red tinted frosting in a piping bag with a writing tip.

  9. Using a small spatula spread a layer of tinted frosting on each brownie.

  10. With the red tinted frosting pipe your favorite Conversation Heart sayings on each brownie heart.

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What a fun recipe this is and so perfect and personal for that special someone on any holiday really. I can totally see these being made into eggs for Easter with pastel-colored frosting, little pumpkins for Halloween, ornaments or trees for Christmas, and how about customizing them to look like mini birthday cakes...how cute would that be? I can't wait to try this recipe...Oh, my gosh, shamrocks for St Patricks Day would be cute too!

These look so awesome. I don't love candy but I love baked goods! I am definitely going to make some of these. The frosting looks so yummy. They don't have to be made for valentines day, you can make them with any special message on them such as for a teacher at school. I never thought of doing something like this which is personalized. Thanks for this idea!

1000000x YES! Brownies are already a fave. Add frosting to them, and I'm in heaven. Kind of want to make these for my goddaughter's Valentine's Day party at school now. I'm sure they'd be a hit!

These brownies were so good! I think these would be amazing for Valentine's Day or even as an anniversary dessert.

These were SO delicious and cute! Loved the brownie recipe!

These were so yummy! Brownies are my weakness and these weren't too overly sweet. It would pair perfectly with a scoop of ice cream, too!

By the time I got to these, there were only crumbs left. Tasty crumbs.

Cute idea! And, they taste MUCH better than the actual conversation hearts that are sold around Valentine's Day. Delicious!

OMG these tasted great, but were also SO cute!

Loved them. Dense, chocolately, and fun! They're the perfect finisher when you're having company. I'd recommend serving them right after you enjoy a pizza!

These were so yummy and I love how they were styled like conversation hearts. So adorable and sweet!

WOW! These were delicious brownies. Bonus points for being incredibly cute.

I loved that these brownies were chocolatey but not too chocolatey. They were fudgy and rich without being overbearing or too sweet. Delicious!

Delicious! And super soft, too. I often don't like brownies because they get all hard around the edges, but these were perfection.

I loved these! The brownies were soft and moist and rich, and the brightly colored frosting was so cute and festive. Perfect Valentine's Day treat!

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