Conversation hearts are a staple treat of Valentine’s Day. They are fun, festive, and colorful which is awesome! Unfortunately, I’m just not a fan of the taste. It isn’t my cup of tea. Brownies on the other hand are always welcome and I have a feeling I’m not alone. If you feel the same way, there is no reason you should miss out on the candy fun this Valentine’s Day! To bridge the gap, these brownie conversation hearts are the perfect marriage of colorful and delicious!
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- 1 Box of Brownie Mix (and the ingredients listed on the box to make it)
- Multiple Colors of Wilton Candy Melts (or White Almond Bark and Food Coloring)
Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. (Be sure to use your 9×13 pan and bake accordingly.)
- Make is easier on yourself and line your pan with parchment paper. This will make the brownies come out of the pan easier later.
Allow brownies to cool then place entire pan in the freezer for about 2 hours.
Remove the pan from the freezer and remove entire sheet of brownies whole. This is where the parchment paper comes in handy. If you don’t have any, you can use a spatula to gently separate the brownies from the pan starting on the edges and working your way around the pan. (If you go the spatula route, it might take a while.)
Place the whole sheet of brownies on a protected surface. (I used a Thomas kid’s place mat so feel free to get creative.) Cut out small hearts with your cookie cutter and place on a plate or tray (you can use the same glass pan you baked them in to save you some dishes).
Place your pan of hearts back into the freezer. Start melting your candy melts.
- If you don’t have a double boiler, use a pot filled with ½ – 1” of water with a mixing bowl on top. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce the heat.
- If you candy is a little thick, add some shortening to it to give it a smoother consistency.
Remove brownies from the freezer and dip in the melts to coat.
- To get the most effective coverage, use a fork to dip them then use a rubber spatula to pour the candy over the top.
- These will be easier to remove later if your cool them on a silicone mat or wax paper after dipping.
- You may need to re-freeze the brownies if they begin falling apart or crumbling in the melted candy. If you see small crumbs getting into the candy melts, put your brownies back in the freezer for a little while to firm them back up.
Allow candy to cool and harden.
Once the candy is completely cooled, write your conversation heart saying on your brownies using your food markers.
These brownie conversation hearts are perfect for your Valentine’s Day party this year. They are also a delicious way to show your husband some love. Box up a few of these delectable little treats with cute sayings like “U R HOT” and “QT PIE” and tie a ribbon around them for an easy present that he will love! Either way that you use them, they will brighten up your celebration and provide you with a pretty and tasty diet splurge. Check out more Valentines fun here!