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Valentine’s Day Brownies

Valentine’s Day Brownies are the perfect pick-me-up whether you’re celebrating with a lover, friends, or all by yourself. Filled to the brim with chocolate, this batter bakes into a moist and fudgy brownie that has those slightly crisp and chewy edges we all beg for.

Valentine's Day Brownies sprinkled with pink and red are sitting on a marble tabletop with a linen draped under the plat it's on. Sprinkles and more brownies are in the background.

Valentine’s Day: The holiday we all know and either love or despise. This year, I’m whipping up Super Fudgy Valentine’s Day Brownies that any chocolate-loving fanatic would kill for. Because my husband has become a diehard chocolate fan, I knew these would be a perfect dessert to make for us to enjoy on this cute little holiday.

You see, growing up my husband had a dairy allergy. So most chocolate was out of the question. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that he realized he could finally eat dairy products again and finally enjoy milk chocolate. He is catching up on lost time, you could say. 

My brownies are fudgy with crispy edges I long for.

Fudgy brownies wait to be devoured on a table.

Plus, they are full of cocoa powder, melted chocolate, and chocolate chips on top of that. If I’m gonna go all in on a brownie, I’m going to go all in and use all the chocolate. That’s just how we do things around here.

I love the slightly crunchy, chewy edges and the moist, decadent centers. My mouth is watering just thinking of these! This is seriously a recipe that will not disappoint.  

Let’s get into this decadent Valentine’s Day Brownies recipe!

super fudgy Valentine’s Day brownies

Tools You Will Need

8×8 square baking dish

rubber spatula

large mixing bowl

1 small pot

measuring cups and spoons

Gooey, fudge Valentine's Day Brownies have sprinkles of reds, pinks, and whites on them and are sitting on a marble table top in front of a bottle of sprinkles.

Ingredients

*for exact measurements, please see recipe card at the end of this post

Flour – All-purpose flour is recommended for this recipe. It creates the perfect texture.

Cocoa powder – Cocoa powder provides a rich, deep flavor in these brownies.

Sugar – Granulated sugar is used as the sweetener in this brownie recipe.

Butter – Rich butter adds lots of flavor to these delicious brownies.

Eggs – Eggs help bind everything together.

Baking powder – This helps the batter just slightly rise.

Salt – Salt helps balance everything out and enhances all the flavors.

Vanilla extract – This enhances all the flavors. I recommend using pure vanilla extract, not imitation.

Chocolate chips – Dark or milk chocolate chips elevate this recipe by adding more decadence.

Sprinkles – Red, white, and pink sprinkles can be used for Valentine’s Day. You can change these up depending on your mood or the season!

Delicious, rich Valentine's Day brownies have chocolate chips sprinkled around them on a table.

steps | Super Fudgy Valentine’s Day Brownies

*for more precise instructions, see recipe card at the end of this post

I start Super Fudgy Valentine’s Day Brownies by melting butter and chocolate and then combining these with a combination of sugar, flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder. Next, add in eggs, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips for a thick, luscious batter. Then add sprinkles in (I used these Valentine’s sprinkles), being careful not to overmix and pop these babies into a moderately hot oven at 350ºF for around 30-40 minutes. Once done, cool for 2 hours before slicing and devouring.

Tips | super fudgy Valentine’s Day brownies

  • Do not overmix the brownie batter. This means as soon as everything is fully incorporated and evenly distributed, stop mixing.
  • For cakier Valentine’s Day Brownies, add one more egg to the mix before baking.
  • For a vegan version: Use 2 tablespoons of chia seeds mixed with 6 tablespoons of water in place of eggs, replace the butter with vegetable oil, and use dark chocolate chips.
  • Oven times can vary, especially depending on the type of pan you use. Metal pans may require less time than suggested, while ceramic and glass can take a bit longer to bake. 
  • If you prefer nutty brownies, add in ½ cup of chopped walnuts instead of the chocolate bits. I prefer more chocolate than the nuts, but whatever suits you is fine.
  • If you can’t wait for your Valentine’s Day Brownies to cool because you’re impatient, carefully use a spatula or large spoon to dish it out into a bowl and serve with a scoop of ice cream over the hot brownie. Eating it as a sundae is a wonderful idea.

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Super Fudgy Valentine’s Day Brownies

Valentine’s Day Brownies

Valentine’s Day Brownies are the perfect pick-me-up whether you’re celebrating with a lover, friends, or all by yourself. Filled to the brim with chocolate, this batter bakes into a moist and fudgy brownie that has those slightly crisp and chewy edges we all beg for.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownie, easy, holiday, quick, winter
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 9
Calories 340kcal

Equipment

  • 1 8 x 8 square baking pan
  • 1 rubber spatula
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 small pots/saucepans
  • measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 +1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup red, white, and pink sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Next, coat a 8×8 baking dish with butter, oil, or nonstick cooking spray to prevent the brownies from sticking. Parchment paper could also be used instead.
  • Then melt the butter on the stovetop on medium-low heat with the 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, setting aside to cool a little afterward.
  • Next, sift all dry ingredients together.
  • Then you can stir in the melted butter and melted chocolate into the dry mix, adding the eggs and vanilla extract next.
  • Be sure to mix thoroughly until everything is homogeneous, but do not overmix.
  • Last, fold in the remaining 1/3 cup of chocolate chips, along with the sprinkles, into the batter without overmixing.
  • Then pour the batter into the baking dish, using a spatula to smooth the batter out evenly.
  • Bake in the oven, at 350º F, for about 30-40 minutes.
  • Remove brownies from the oven when a toothpick comes out clean about an inch from the edges. The center will firm up more once the brownies cool down.
  • Cool for two hours before slicing. Slice into 9 pieces and serve.

Notes

  • Do not overmix the brownie batter. This means as soon as everything is fully incorporated and evenly distributed, stop mixing.
  • For cakier Valentine’s Day Brownies, add one more egg to the mix before baking.
  • For a vegan version: Use 2 tablespoons of chia seeds mixed with 6 tablespoons of water in place of eggs, replace the butter with vegetable oil, and use dark chocolate chips.
  • Oven times can vary, especially depending on the type of pan you use. Metal pans may require less time than suggested, while ceramic and glass can take a bit longer to bake. 
  • If you prefer nutty brownies, add in ½ cup of chopped walnuts instead of the chocolate bits. I prefer more chocolate than the nuts, but whatever suits you is fine.
  • If you can’t wait for your Valentine’s Day Brownies to cool because you’re impatient, carefully use a spatula or large spoon to dish it out into a bowl and serve with a scoop of ice cream over the hot brownie. Eating it as a sundae is a wonderful idea.
 

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