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Hello everyone, I hope you are all well.

These fabulous brownies are covered in luscious dark or pink chocolate, decorated with nonpareils and little chocolate hearts.

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Brownies

  • 1 ¼ cup (160 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (omit if you’re using salted butter)
  • 5 tablespoons pure unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 12 oz. (350 g) dark chocolate
  • 1 cup (230 g) butter
  • 1-2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon (120 g) brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup (350 g) regular sugar
  • 5 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthways and seeds scraped out

 

Preheat the oven to 350 ˚F (180 ˚C).

Put the flour, salt and cocoa powder into a bowl and set aside.

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Put the chocolate, butter and instant espresso powder into a bowl.

Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, stir until everything is melted and smooth.

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Turn off the heat, but leave the bowl where it is.

Add both sugars to the chocolate mixture and stir until everything is well blended.

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Remove the bowl from the heat.

Add the eggs and carefully stir until well blended. It’s important to not overmix, or you’ll end up with chocolate cake instead of brownies.

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Tip in the flour/cocoa powder mixture and the seeds from the vanilla bean and stir until everything is well blended.

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I’m using these cute molds from silikomart.com.

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Place a popsicle stick into each of the molds.

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Divide the batter between the molds and bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes.

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Leave to cool completely.

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I use coating chocolate or tempered chocolate for the dipping.

You’ll need:

  • 7 oz. (200 g) white chocolate
  • 7 oz. (200 g) dark chocolate
  • nonpareils, to decorate

Melt the chocolate in a bowl. Use a spoon to drench the brownies in the melted chocolate whilst holding them over the bowl.

Place the dipped brownies onto a greased piece of baking parchment to keep them from sticking to the surface.

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I also made brownie pops using white chocolate with a drop of pink food coloring from americolor.

Sprinkle with some nonpareils.

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I made some mini chocolate hearts from the leftover melted chocolate.

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Tie a pink ribbon around the brownie pops, simply because pink makes life more beautiful!

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So pretty…

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If you don’t have molds like these, just use a regular brownie pan and use cookie cutters to make heart shaped brownies.

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Have a wonderful day!

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Hugs from me to you.

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