Dear Valentine’s Day Celebrating Women of the Land:
First off, I want you to know that I totally love Valentines Day. It’s pink, it’s full of sugar and sparkles…….obviously, a wonderful holiday invention.
But listen–we need to go over a few things.
Like taking pictures of the flowers and chocolates that your honey sends you and putting them on Facebook.
Just don’t do it, okay?
It’s like the love equivalent of Farmville.
You are much better off just sending a few pictures of your Valentines goodies via text to the girls that you know will be the most jealous.
That way, you get the Valentines Day envy that you desire without making 578 other people roll their eyes and pretend to gag.
I’m just trying to help you out here.
Of course, all of this has nothing to do with the fact that when my husband asked me what I wanted for Valentines Day I was all, “oh…nothing…” which was a total lie but really, how do you ask for flowers and chocolates?
It just feels weird.
Why did I say I didn’t want anything?
I am such a jerk.
And it would be too weird to go back now and be all, “say…you know how I didn’t want anything for Valentines Day? Well, it turns out that I was totally lying for no reason, and I actually want flowers and a huge heart shaped box of chocolates and maybe even a balloon or two”.
I ruined everything.
So please keep your flower and chocolate pictures off of Facebook.
Of course, in the off chance that my husband reads this passive aggressive attempt at receiving a Valentines gift and responds accordingly, you will be seeing pictures of my love loot all day long.
Okay, well….have a nice Valentines Day. I made you some brownie hearts.
P.S. I really don’t have Valentine’s Day jealousy issues. I just like to get better flowers than all my friends.
P.P.S. Okay, that sort of sounded like I DO have jealousy issues, but I totally don’t. I swear.
P.P.P.S. Okay, I have Valentines jealousy and I can’t help it. Stop judging me.
These little brownie hearts are super a super cute alternative to cake balls, and so easy, I almost feel bad passing them off as a blog worthy treat.
But not that bad. I was really tired and didn’t have a lot of time.
Here’s what you need:
Pan of your favorite brownies I used a mix, and lined my pan with foil and sprayed it with nonstick spray for easy removal.
Small heart shaped cutter The one I used was about 1 1/2 inches in diameter
Once your brownies are baked and cooled to room temperature, place the pan in the refrigerator until well chilled.
Remove brownies from pan, peel back foil, and cut using your heart cutter. Place heart brownies back in the refrigerator while you get the candy melts ready.
Melt your candy melts according to package directions, reserving some to act as “stands” for the hearts. Remove a few hearts from the refrigerator at a time, and dip in the melted candy, allowing the excess to drip off. Place on a wax paper lined baking sheet and place in the refrigerator to harden.
Once all brownie hearts are coated and set, secure a candy melt to the bottom of each heart by applying a small blog of melted candy to the center of each candy melt and gently pressing it onto the bottom of the heart until it sticks.
Of course, you could skip attaching the brownies to a candy melt, but I really liked the look of them standing up.
It makes them look cooler and harder to make than they really are.