Easy Valentine’s Day Brownies

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays for cooking every year because I usually teach a Kid’s Valentine Cooking Class and share my recipes with children. This year I have a great class scheduled along with a few television appearances lined up in Birmingham and Nashville preparing Valentine treats. These Valentine Brownies are just one of the recipes I will be making for the kids as well as television. This easy brownie recipe was shared to me by the editors of the Tables of Content Book from the Junior League of Birmingham (one of my must-have cookbooks). These are so easy, and you make them all in one saucepan. Use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter and decorate with your favorite icing. They are almost too simple to be so divine.

Easy Valentine's Brownies

Cook Time:

25 minutes

Prep Times:

20 minutes


10 servings


1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Red and white icing (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350F. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in the flour mixture, sugar, eggs and vanilla.

3. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 8 x 8-inch baking pan and bake for 25 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire racks. Refrigerate for up 15 minutes before cutting into heart cookie cutters. Decorate with icing if desired.

25 thoughts on “Easy Valentine’s Day Brownies”

  1. So easy and so pretty! Nothing trumps a simple ingredient list. My all-time fave Valentine’s Day treats are Cheesecake Brownies with Glazed Mixed Berries, but this sounds much easier. Love your site PS, we’re currently redesigning ours so I’m especially attuned – yours is just lovely!

  2. Alison, I bet those kids LOVE when you teach class. Especially when you make things like these adorable brownies. Miss you girl, gotta catch up soon, OK??!!

  3. So pretty! I’m such a sucker for brownies… ๐Ÿ™‚ I should do these with my kids, easy enough for me, would be my first time making brownies from scratch!

  4. I made these brownies for my husband for Valentine’s Day…even used the heart shaped cookie-cutter. Needless to say, they turned out so GREAT. I now have a new brownie recipe to add to my personal recipe collection. THANK YOU for sharing.

    ~ Lisa ~

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