Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

So for all of you single ladies out there- I’ve been doing some research. (more like way too much magazine reading, please don’t judge). And according to Cosmo Magazine (again.. please don’t judge.. I was in a waiting room… I was bored…??) There are 3 tell-tale signs a guy is into you. So if your worried about asking that cute guy in the cubicle next to you, or that guy you’ve been stalking relentlessly on Facebook on a date… don’t be.

Are you ready for this?

There are “3 Clues He’s Secretly Into You”

1. He makes the okay sign.

Yes, that’s what I said. He actually takes his fingers and uncouncsiouly makes the “okay” sign while he’s with you. Do people actually do this??

My advice… if he makes the Ok sign.. run. fast. If he does this while out to dinner.. sprint. If he does this while you’re out at a bar… grab your pepper spray.

2. His thumbs point up.

As in he gives you a thumbs up. Seriously. Run.

3. He flashes the “I Love You” signal

Meaning he mindlessly flashes the I Love You sign in sign language. First off I’d be impressed he knew how to sign “I Love You” in sign language. This guy is probably smarter than the other two. But…run.

But really, who needs boys when you have brownies? And not just any brownies… yummy chocolate fudge brownies with chocolate chips in heart shapes topped with raspberry buttercream frosting. Mmmmm…!

If you hand your guy one of these and he gives you a thumbs up or an “Okay” sign… he’s a keeper :)

Here’s my little Valentine

To make these brownies I used a heart shaped mini cake pan. You can get these pretty much anywhere, especially right now because Valentine’s Day is in a few weeks.  Try your local grocery store, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond.. etc. However, if you can’t find them these can be made in an 8×8 inch baking pan. Just cut them into squares and pipe the frosting onto the individual pieces.

I love that these brownies are bit sized (and adorable). They’re the perfect size for cocktail parties or a date night. Easy to pop in your mouth without worrying about getting anything stuck in your teeth and not too heavy to complement a holiday dinner.

Cheers!

Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 5 oz. semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
For the Frosting:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 16 oz powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fat-free milk
Preparation:
  1. Position an oven rack on the middle rung. Heat the oven to 350°F. Spray heart shaped brownie tray with cooking spray OR spray an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray and line bottom with parchment paper.
  2. In a double boiler over simmering water, melt the butter and both chocolates. (if you don’t have a double boiler, simmer water in a pan and place a heat proof bowl on top) Remove the pan from the heat; cool slightly.
  3. Whisk in the sugar and then the vanilla and salt. Whisk in the eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, stirring each time until blended.
  4. Add the flour, beating until thickened and smooth, 30 to 60 seconds. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs (not wet batter) clinging to it, 35 to 45 minutes.
  6. Set the pan on a rack until cool enough to handle. Gently remove the brownies from the heart shaped molds or run a paring knife around the inside edge of the  8×8 inch pan and then invert onto a flat surface and peel off the parchment. Flip the baked brownie back onto the rack to cool completely.
 For the Frosting:
  1. Cream butter and raspberry jam until smooth.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar a milk and beat on medium speed until creamy.
  3. Using a pastry bag and tip, or cut the tip of a freezer bag, pipe frosting onto brownie bites.
Fudge Brownie recipe adapted from Fine Cooking





Comments

  1. Haha, this made me laugh. I’m not sure I believe all those signs, but better to be on the look out! Love your little valentine as well! Those brownies look amazing and so cute!

  2. Haha love those “telltale signs” – oh, Cosmo! But seriously, these look amazing. I love chocolate and raspberries in any combo!

  3. These are adorable! Perfect for valentines day. Great idea on the frosting!

  4. Haha I have to laugh at this because my roomies and I were talking the other day about which we would choose 1. Having the perfect boyfriend or 2. Being able to eat whatever we want and not get fat… I chose the latter…. I would take these brownies over a real valentine any day! =)

  5. Whipped Baking says:

    hahaha so true! Good choice :) I’d choose brownies any day… especially if they were fudgy brownies…no competition

  6. Forget the guy – these cupcakes look satisfying enough for me on V-Day… not to mention a whole lot less trouble. ;)

  7. Yeah, I’d run from those signals, too :) But not from your delicious brownies…my family is always begging for frosting, so these would be a hit!

  8. Who DOES need boys when you have brownies (though my boyfriend would probably not be too happy to hear me say that ;) )

    These look amazing though and so festive for February!

  9. Okay so… Those tips are ridiculous lol. Cosmo is on crack. But i totally agree that boys are really unnecessary so long as you’ve got brownies. These look delicious by the way, perfect for v-day!

  10. These are tooo cute to be true – they truly are what valentines day is all about (boys? pssh. Brownies – baby!)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  11. too funny! think of all the poor girls being misled! the brownies look great-anything with fudge and raspberry gets my vote :)

  12. I read all of the trashy magazines. I know its bad but I call it my therapy when stressed out. They have some funny advice in there. I am married so I am in no need of a Valentine but I would definitely not pass up one of these babies. Super cute!

  13. I agree with you – with those three signals…RUN! The brownies look delicious and your little valentine is adorable!

  14. BTW – Thank you for the friendship request on FoodBuzz! So nice to connect.

  15. These are so cute! :)Love the raspberry buttercream, sounds yummy!

  16. Doggy! *dies from cuteness overload*

    These cookies look delicious! Great post ;)

  17. I never judge other people’s waiting-room magazine choices…I would so have read that Cosmo too! Between the adorable dog and the lovely brownies, I am swooning.

  18. I saw a similar version of these on Pinterest not too long ago – these look just as good!

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