I remembered at about midnight last night that my daughter needed a Valentine present to give to her preschool teacher in the morning. So early this morning, I started making this brownie recipe that my sister-in-law, Valerie, gave me years ago. I normally make these brownies to feed a large crowd. They are baked in a jellyroll pan, so not too thick, and are nice and moist and chewy - perfect for cutting into shapes! Since it's for Valentine's Day, we obviously went with hearts. They turned out so cute! I was so excited and her teacher really enjoyed them.
One big reason why I love this brownie recipe is because you just dump all of your ingredients together, mix it up, scrape it into the pan, and bake it. It just doesn't get much easier than that when it comes to making brownies from scratch. Sometimes I top the baked brownies with powdered sugar, but the best way to eat these is with marshmallows baked into a gooey mess then topped with fudge frosting! You could add chopped almonds to make them Rocky Road Brownies, but since I don't like nuts, I don't. But for today's project, marshmallows and frosting just weren't going to work. Try this out for your chocolate lovers for Valentine's Day!
Here's what you'll need:
3 C. sugar
3 1/2 C. flour
3 1/2 cubes butter, softened or melted
1 C. cocoa powder
1/2 C. corn syrup
1 T. vanilla
Dump everything together and mix well.
Seriously, you just dump everything together!
Scrape into a greased and floured 15x18 inch jellyroll pan. Spread to fill pan evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. When they have cooled you can use a little heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut up your brownies.You can also cover with mini marshmallows and bake another 3 minutes or just until marshmallows puff. Allow to cool, then frost with your favorite fudge frosting. Or you can dust your plain brownies with powdered sugar.
How cute are these?!