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Valentine Message Brownies Recipe

Valentine Message Brownies

Skill Level: Intermediate

Recipe Rating


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Red food color
  • Candy sprinkles and other decorative candies or sugars


  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over sides of pan. Grease bottom and sides of foiled-lined pan.
  • 2. Melt butter in medium saucepan. Stir in sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, eggs, milk and 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract; blend well. Stir in nuts. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  • 3. Bake 40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Just before brownies are done, melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk and remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Immediately spread over hot brownie. Cool in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate just until fudge layer is set.
  • 4. Using heart-shaped cookie cutters, cut out brownie hearts. Press each brownie heart out of cookie cutter so that fudge side is against wax paper. Turn over so that fudge side is on top.
  • 5. Prepared and tint frosting to desired color or colors. Pipe messages or decorations onto fudge. Garnish with sugar and small candies as desired. About 24 hearts.

Ratings & Reviews

    The BEST brownies I have ever made/tasted. I made these with a younger girl who isn't very into chocolate unless it is really unique and good. SHE LOVED THEM! Her whole family absolutely loved them and so did the guys that went over for the NBA finals.
    this are real brownies!!! excellent taste... everybody loves them. I will make them again these week and for Valentines day!!! great hit!!!!