Fudgey chocolate brownies for Valentine’s Day are a treat that your someone special will LOVE. These Valentine brownies are rich, indulgent and chocolatey and decorated with cute heart shaped sprinkles. A batch of homemade brownies for Valentine’s Day makes the perfect Valentine treat, especially for chocolate lovers.
Why not make this sweet Valentine treat and impress your Valentine this year? It’s the perfect dessert after your Valentine’s Day meal.
What You Need for Valentine Brownies
This chocolate Valentine’s Day dessert calls for ingredients you probably already have. You are going to need oil, cocoa powder, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, salt, chocolate chips, and sprinkles.
Without the sprinkles these brownies for Valentine’s Day would be great for any occasion. But adding heart shaped sprinkles adds that sweet romantic touch! You can get heart shaped sprinkles on Amazon to make this chocolate Valentine’s Day dessert as cute as possible.
Use olive, canola or vegetable oil to make the brownies. Unlike butter, oil has a neutral taste which means the chocolate flavour will really shine. In fact, unless a recipe calls for something to leaven it like yeast, baking powder or baking soda, you will find butter and oil interchangeable.
Oil doesn’t make a recipe rise like butter (creamed with sugar) can so it’s perfect for extra fudgey chocolate brownies when the fudge texture is better than a cake-like texture.
As for the chocolate chips, use any kind you want – semisweet, dark or even white. The vanilla extract should be natural, not synthetic, for the nicest flavour.
How to Make Valentine Brownies
This sweet Valentine treat is a breeze to prepare. Whisk the oil with the cocoa powder in one bowl and mix the sugar and eggs in another. Stir the vanilla extract into the egg mixture and then combine the oil and cocoa powder with the egg mixture.
Mix the flour and salt and add those to the bowl and then you can add in the chocolate chips. Next pour the mixture into a parchment paper lined baking tin and add the sprinkles on top.
Remember you can use any kind of sprinkles you want. I do like heart shaped sprinkles on these brownies for Valentine’s Day but plain red, pink and white ones would also work on fudgey chocolate brownies.
Bake these Valentine brownies for about half an hour or until you can insert a toothpick or a thin knife blade into the middle and it comes out more or less clean. Remember these are extra fudgey chocolate brownies so there should still be a little mixture sticking to the toothpick.
No mixture means they are overcooked and you won’t have that fudgey texture inside. This sweet Valentine treat will still taste good but they’re better fudgey! When the edges begin to pull away from the pan edges and the middle looks cooked, you will know the brownies are done.
How to Store Valentine Brownies
After this chocolate Valentine’s Day dessert has cooled in the pan you can keep the browies overnight in an airtight container or you can wrap foil over the baking pan. You don’t have to cut them first. In fact they will stay more moist if you don’t.
You can freeze these brownies for Valentine’s Day too. Wrap them in foil and plastic wrap. They will keep up to 4 months this way.
How to Serve Them
Serve these brownies for Valentine’s Day any way you like. They’re great as they are or you could serve them with vanilla ice cream and chocolate, caramel or strawberry sauce on top. Cut the brownies into heart shapes if you want or consider a brownie ice cream sandwich. See how versatile these fudgey chocolate brownies are!
More Ideas for Decorating Them
Not keen on the red and pink heart idea? Red and pink mini M&Ms would also work or you could use edible stars or any kind of sprinkles. If you plan to serve ice cream or whipped cream on top, save the garnish to go on top of that instead of on the actual brownies.
It’s just as easy to make brownies for Valentine’s Day from scratch as making a boxed mix. These taste fresher and better than any boxed mix I’ve tried.
Fudgey Chocolate Brownies Recipe
Fudgey Chocolate Brownies for Valentine’s Day
- 1/2 Cup olive oil
- 1/4 Cup cocoa
- 1 Cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 Cup flour all purpose
- 1/4 Teaspoon salt
- 1/2 Cup chocolate chips milk or semisweet
- 1/4 Cup sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place parchment paper in an 8×8 baking pan.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together cocoa and olive oil. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix sugar and eggs until well combined. Stir in the vanilla extract.
- Add cocoa mixture to egg mixture and mix well.
- Combine flour and salt, and add to wet mixture. Stir until just combined (don’t overmix). Gently stir in chocolate chips.
- Pour mixture into baking pan. Sprinkle with sprinkles of choice. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until toothpick in centre comes out mostly clean (because they are a fudgey brownie you don’t want it over cooked and completely clean).
- Cool completely before cutting.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
So if you’re looking for a sweet Valentine treat to impress your Valentine this year, I really recommend making these fudgey chocolate brownies. They’re so rich and indulgent and I just know you’ll love the flavour!
If you are looking for other Valentine’s Day recipes, you might also like these Heart Valentine Cookies and Cream Cheese Sprinkle Dip.