I've been creating more sweet treats for Valentines Day. Sweets make me happy.
To begin, bake up your favorite brownie recipe. They should be a little on the dense side (you can do this by adding 1/4-1/2 cup of extra flour to your batch of brownie batter). Once cooled, cut into little cubes, about 1"x1":
Prepare a chocolate coating by combining 1 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk) and 1 teaspoon butter in a cereal bowl and heat at 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring each time until melted and smooth.
Place cubes, one by one, on a candy dipping tool or a fork. Place over the bowl of melted chocolate and spoon chocolate over the top of the cube. Then lightly tap tap tap the neck of the dipping tool (or fork) on the edge of the bowl until the chocolate has coated the cube, and the excess has gone back into the bowl. Next, set little brownie bite on parchment or foil and insert a lollipop stick. Then sprinkle:
You can do a little or a lot. Do more sprinkles mean more love?
Once the chocolate has set, it's time to wrap the little bites all up. All you need is some food safe tissue or parchment and some string or baker's twine. Simply cut the tissue into squares big enough to cover each bite (I cut my tissue squares 6.5"x6.5"). Then wrap and tie.
For a thoughtful gift, box them up for someone you love.
* Or * give one (or five) to yourself!
The candy dipping tool, sprinkles and lollipop sticks came from Carolyn's. (They ship nationwide).
The food-safe tissue is from The Container Store.
The pink box came from Bake it Pretty.