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Heart-shaped brownie treasure boxes

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...

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.

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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