Fill Their Hearts With Love On Valentine's Day

Surprise your special valentine with a heart-shaped brownie treasure box. Fill it with candy, ice cream or chocolate kisses and wrap it with a sweet message to proclaim your love.

Heart-shaped brownie treasure boxes recipe

Skip the traditional card and give your honey an edible valentine instead. Who could resist breaking into a heart-shaped brownie treasure box to find out what sweet surprise is hiding inside? These boxes are bursting with love and will bring a smile to your loved one's lips.

Heart-shaped brownie treasure box recipe

Yields 5-8 completed brownie treasure boxes, depending on size of mold

Ingredients and supplies: 

  • 1 box of brownie mix
  • Eggs, vegetable oil and water to prepare mix
  • Chocolate frosting or chocolate candy melts
  • Items to put inside: candy, ice cream, strawberries, chocolate kisses, etc.
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter, the same size as your heart-shaped mold
  • Heart-shaped acrylic boxes for molding brownies (found in most hobby stores)
  • Ribbon or string, for message
  • Small slips of paper, for message



Bake brownies

Bake brownies in a 9 x 13-inch pan, according to directions on box. While they are still warm, cut brownie hearts with a cookie cutter.

Heart-shaped brownie treasure boxes recipe -- bake


Fill heart containers

Place each brownie inside a heart-shaped acrylic container.

Heart-shaped brownie treasure boxes recipe -- fill container


Shape brownie hearts

Press them down inside the molds with a spoon or small melon baller. Allow them to cool completely.

Heart-shaped brownie treasure boxes recipe -- shape heart


Remove brownie hearts

Remove brownies carefully from plastic molds with a small knife.

Heart-shaped brownie treasure boxes recipe -- remove


Fill 'em up!

Fill brownies with desired candy, ice cream, strawberries, etc.

Heart-shaped brownie treasure boxes recipe -- fill brownies


Seal brownie treasure boxes

Pipe a line of chocolate frosting or chocolate candy melts along the edge. Align the tops and press closed to seal shut. Clean off any excess frosting or chocolate candy melt from edges.

Heart-shaped brownie treasure boxes recipe -- seal


Add your Valentine's Day message

Tie your sweet message around the brownie boxes with a ribbon or string, if desired, and present to your valentine.

Heart-shaped brownie treasure boxes recipe

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Comments on "Heart-shaped brownie treasure boxes"

Sandra February 14, 2013 | 11:56 AM

I never had any trouble with them collapsing. I just had trouble with one batch, getting them to come out of the molds. They were underbaked and too gooey. They didn't harden enough to keep their shape, and they stuck to the sides of the molds. I recommend slightly overbaking your brownies a bit, just to be sure.

Sandra February 12, 2013 | 12:28 PM

They won't get gooey or fall apart. They just might get hard after about a week - like a brownie or cookie would if you left it out on a plate. I made some for a class I was teaching, and assembled them 3 days prior to the event. I put them in a tupperware container and they were just fine. Still soft enough to eat, but solid enough not to fall apart either.

Lauren February 11, 2013 | 7:24 PM

How long do they last without getting gooey or falling apart?? I'm deciding how far in advance I can make them.. BTW, best baking idea I've ever found!!!

Sandra February 08, 2013 | 6:29 AM

I got my acrylic heart containers at Hobby Lobby - where there have all their acrylic, glass and paper maché boxes. I've also seen them at Michaels and Jo Anne's Fabrics & Crafts. I think they're technically called "ornaments" because you can fill them with stuff and hang them with string. Check the Valentine candy aisle too. Skittles sells a heart-shaped plastic container for their Valentine's Day candy. You might also find heart-shaped treat boxes in the Valentine party favor aisles.

ashley February 07, 2013 | 9:39 PM

Where can I buy the heart-shaped acrylic container!?!? I need help where did you bought it??? Please answer my questions as soon as possible....

Sandra February 05, 2013 | 5:55 PM

I stored some in the freezer (unassembled) for a week, then thawed them out and assembled them.

Neha February 05, 2013 | 1:24 PM

How far in advance can I make these?

Bubble and Sweet February 03, 2013 | 5:05 PM

These are fabulous :)

Sandra February 03, 2013 | 3:02 PM

Baking tip: you're better off slightly over-baking your brownies rather than under-baking them. I made another batch of these this week and they were sorta gooey when I pressed them into my heart molds. They did not want to set up, and wouldn't come out of the molds. I tried it again, baking the brownies a few minutes longer, and it worked perfectly.

Katie February 01, 2013 | 2:20 PM

Wow these are so cute!! What a great idea!

Katie February 01, 2013 | 2:20 PM

Wow these are so cute!! What a great idea!

Lupe January 31, 2013 | 5:32 PM

Oh my God, these are adorable!! I want to make these for my daughter's classroom!

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