Happy Valentine’s Day

14 Feb

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that people feel very passionate about; either they embrace the red and pink, candy hearts and spread the L-O-V-E or they throw anti-valentine’s day parties, block cupid’s arrow and can’t wait for February 14th to be over. I would put myself in the first category. Although I will agree that Valentine’s Day is much more enjoyable when you have someone you love to spend it with, I have always been a fan of the message behind it. Making home-made Valentine’s for all of my classmates was something I looked forward to and often planned out far in advance. Now that I am no longer in school it is a time when I can send a cute card to friends and family and bake a special treat for the office. Here is what I will be sharing with co-workers today….Heart Shaped Brownie “Cookies”

Heart Shaped Brownie "Cookies"


Ingredients:

1 Box of Brownie Mix (or if you are feeling ambitious, you can make your own)

8 Oz. Package Cream Cheese

1/2 Cup Powder Sugar

1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Strawberries

Directions:

Prepare brownies according to directions on box. Pour batter into pan, creating a thin layer (about 1/2 inch thick). Bake brownies at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely then cut into hearts.

Make cream cheese frosting; combine softened cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract until fully mixed. Frost brownies.

Cut strawberries in half or fourths and place on top of frosted brownies. This adds the appropriate pop of red, making these adorable treats perfect for Valentine’s Day!

This recipe is simple and the perfect combo of chocolate, naturally sweet strawberries and the cream cheese frosting is TO DIE FOR! If you don’t have a Valentine these little guys will fill the void for sure!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

xoxo,

L

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