Valentine's Day 2011 is in the books.
AuBrynne was more than happy to help me make her Valentines to share with her class-mates.
We made Heart Shaped Brownie Covered Oreos.
Fortunately for the family, we made them a few times to "perfect our technique".
I don't know where this recipe originated, but in the recipe I ran into,
it says to: dip your oreos into brownie batter then bake in muffin tins...
This does work perfectly for round muffin tins.
We used the Wilton Non-Stick Mini Hearts Pan
I did have to cut a TINY triangle out of each oreo
Make sure you have the sharpest knife you can find...
Anyways, I used baking release on the pan and got out my small cookie scoop.
I scooped one scoop of brownie batter into each cavity (left pan)
Then added an oreo to each pan and pushed it nearly to the bottom (right pan)
Then one more scoop of brownie batter over each oreo:
Now, because I was doing this slowly and taking pictures...
The oreos floated themselves upwards.
If you do this at normal speed, and get them into the oven, this doesn't happen.
Bake them in a 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
DO NOT OVER-BAKE. This is easy to do. Yes, I did this.
When you take these out of the oven, be sure to slip a knife or other implement around the edges,
or they won't come out. Yes, I did this too.
Anyways, this is what you will have once you let them cool and figure out how to get these out of the pan:
Actually, the left one is what they look like if you let them float up...
Yes, another "test" batch for the family...
Ok. These are PHENOMENAL on their own, just plain.
But they could be decorated...
and that is just what we did!
We got out the pink candy-melts and dipped the tops.
Then dipped half in red/pink/white sprinkles.
Then we proceeded to make the labels and package them up!
I made the fold over label in Photo-Shop.
And printed them on card-stock.
AuBrynne stamped some extra pizazz onto them...
And her seal of approval :)
Here is the whole lot of them:
I think they are REALLY sweet.
But I am very happy this project is finished.
The smell of Brownies are TOO tempting!
Tomorrow, I will share AuBrynne's Valentine Refashion!
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