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Be My Valentine Brownie Hearts

 
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A layer of strawberries and whipped cream sandwiched by rich chocolate brownies. Creates a picture perfect dessert or Valentine day treat.

Yield

6

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

35

min

Ready

65

min

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
unsweetened
¾ cup margarine
(1 1/2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup nuts
chopped
2 ⅔ cups strawberries
halved
*
8 ounces whipped topping, prepared
or whipped cream for the ultimate treat

Directions

Heat oven to 350℉ (180℃) (325℉ (160℃) if you are using a glass or pyrex baking dish).

Line a 13 inch by 9 inch baking pan with foil, extending over edges to form handles.

Spray with non-stick cooking spray or grease.

Heat chocolate and butter or margarine in a small saucepan over low heat. Alternatively place in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave at full power.

Stir frequently until chocolate is completely melted.

In a large bowl mix together the sugar and chocolate mixture until well blended.

Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well.

Add the flour and nuts and blend thoroughly.

Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. Be careful not to overbake! You want the outside to be a bit crisp and retain a fudge-like interior.

Cool in the pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes for easier cutting.

Lift brownies out of pan with foil handles.

Invert onto back of pan. Carefully remove foil.

Carefully flip over onto a cutting board.

Cut into heart shapes with a heart shaped cookie cutter.

Place half of the brownies on individual dessert plates.

Arrange strawberries over the brownie. Top with whipped cream or whipped topping.

Top with another brownie creating a sandwich.

Garnish with a strawberry half.

Serve immediately.

Makes 10 heart shaped brownies (depending on the size of your heart-shaped cookie cutter or about 5 to 6 servings.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

Betty
Fresno, California, US
 over 9 years ago

Definitely a group of pretty pictures, love the pink color, matches very well with the chocolate heart cakes and strawberries, and also fit for the Valentine's Day. Looking forward more nice pictures.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 187g (6.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 78951% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 356mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 32%
Dietary Fiber 4g 18%
Sugars g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6% Iron 23%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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