Darlin’, it ain’t over yet!

Sorry guys, I can’t help but celebrate Valentine’s Day all week long.

Oh…Valentine’s Day. Ya either love it or ya hate it. Some people delight in wearing every item of pink and red clothing they own and parading around with candy and cards and gushing about their hunky hunky boyfriends. Some people might feel like Valentine’s Day is like rubbing salt in the wound if you aren’t currently glued to the hip of your very own sweetie. I say leave all that to Hallmark. Personally, any holiday that centers around flowers, chocolate, homemade cards, and sweet sweet love is fine by me.

I used to make individual homemade valentines for every single kid in my class when I was little. I would spend hours making each one individualized. I was never a fan of those punch out cards with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles wishing you a COWABUNGA VALENTINES!

 

I like a little personal touch. I was short on heart stickers this year though, so I decided to make edible valentines this year. What better way to say “I love you” than with sugar, butter, and a whole lot of chocolate? I can’t think of any!

These little guys were incredibly easy to make and have a very nice presentation value. They look like candies and then SURPRISE! They have a fudgy brownie base. Then can be personalized and sprinkled and dolled up to your hearts delight.

So forget about all the baggage that comes along with Valentine’s Day . Whether or not you have a special someone, you too can spread some love. Love yourself. Love your friends.

Love these brownie bites.

V-Day Brownie Bites

adapted from My Baking Addiction

makes 30 bites

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

½ pound of candy wafers (available at AC Moore)

Decorations as desired

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Line mini muffin tin with mini liners.

3. In a medium bowl combine melted butter and cocoa and stir until cocoa is dissolved.

4. Add sugar and mix well.

5. Add eggs one at a time and stir until well combined.

6. Stir in vanilla, flour and salt until you no longer see any flour (do not over-mix).

7. Spoon into muffin tin, filling 1/2-3/4 of the way. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool

8. Melt candy wafers according to the package instructions. Using a spoon or plastic squeeze bottle, fill the tops of the brownie bites with the melted chocolate.

9. Decorate immediately with sprinkles or other toppings. Let cool.

10. Share with someone you love.

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