Red Velvet Brownie Heart Bites with White Chocolate Frosting

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  • Today is mine and Chris’ 3 year wedding anniversary! Say it with me, “Awwwwwww!”

    I thought I would make him something extra special because, well, he’s amazing!

    He loves red velvet cake, and when I came across these red velvet brownies on That Skinny Chick can Bake, I knew I had to try them. Also, white chocolate frosting?! YES PLEASE!
    I knew I wanted to do little sandwich bites, so I baked these in a 9X13 dish instead of an 8X8 so they would be a little thinner.

    Glad I did! They were still pretty thick.

    Red Velvet Brownie Heart Bites with White Chocolate Frosting
    adapted from that skinny chick can bake, originally adapted from how sweet it is
    3 T cocoa powder
    2 1/2 tsp vanilla, divided
    1 oz bottle red food coloring
    1 stick butter, room temperature
    1 1/2 C sugar
    2 eggs
    1 1/4 C flour
    1/4 tsp salt

    Preheat oven to 350° and line a 9X13 pan with non stick foil. In a small bowl, mix the cocoa, 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla and the food coloring together to form a paste. Set aside.
    In a medium bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, then add the last tsp of vanilla. Once incorporated, mix in the red velvet paste. Add flour and salt and mix just until combined.
    Spread batter in the pan and bake for 22-26 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. {Mine took 24}.
    Set baking dish on a cooling rack and let cool completely.

    Once cooled, use heart cookie cutter to cut out little brownie hearts. Place on parchment paper so they don’t stick.

    While the brownies are cooling, get started on the frosting.

    White Chocolate Frosting
    1 stick butter, room temperature
    1 tsp vanilla
    2 1/2 C powdered sugar
    4 oz white chocolate, melted (about 2/3 C white chocolate chips)
    1/2 T milk (I used almond milk)

    Using the paddle attachment of the mixer, cream butter until fluffy. Add vanilla, then mix in the powdered sugar, 1/2 a cup at a time. Add in the melted white chocolate and mix. Mix in milk.
    Once frosting is done, smear it on one brownie heart bite, and top with additional heart.

    Look how delicious and fudgy!
    If these don’t deserve to be on Pinterest, I don’t know what does! 😉
    These would be fun to do for Christmas in the shape of Santa hats. And how perfect for Valentine’s day also. Show your sweetie how much they mean to you. Who doesn’t like homemade goodies?!
    Another lovely thing about these is that I have crossed the “red velvet something” off the bucket list!
    Happy anniversary to my sweet, wonderful husband! I love you, Chris! XOXO
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    • http://www.eat-drink-love.com/ Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

      I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the occasion! I’m a sucker for red velvet so these look SO good to me! Happy Anniversary!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14702033029053749653 Baker Street

      Ooh! Happy Anniversary! Look at that frosting! Absolutely sinful! xx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03258699925063180509 Lizzy

      Oh, these look fabulous!!! Perfect for an anniversary dessert :) Thanks so much for letting me know you tried this recipe…you made it your own…beautiful!

    • http://thesmartcookiecook.com/ thesmartcookiecook.com

      These are SO CUTE! And they look freakin delicious, very moist and vibrantly red! I love that you used a white chocolate frosting. I bet it’s divine.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15159079245615300174 Missy

      These are gorgeous and fabulous – good timing – my bosses birthday is in Dec and I always make her fave – a red velvet cake….but I think I will make these!! Hooray!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14426575522413573589 Paper Plates and China Recipe Blog

      Happy anniversary! The brownie bites look amazing. Red velvet is one of my favorites!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

      Thank you everyone! You are so sweet!

    • http://www.macaroniandcheesecake.com/ Stephanie

      Happy Anniversary!! My mom made these for me for my bday and I seriously think they are my favorite dessert of all time. I LOVE that you cut them into hearts and made them into bites!! So creative!:)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04871821199110969105 Jocelyn

      Yummm! I love that you used white chocolate butter cream and cut them into hearts…so cute!!! Happy Anniversary!!!!

    • http://thymeofourlife.blogspot.com/ Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch

      So cute! I love red velvet! Happy Anniversary!you where buzzed!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03266656770558847026 Ann

      Stunning! Happy Anniversary – and cutting the hearts out was brilliant! Buzzed!

    • http://www.thethreelittlepiglets.com/2011/10/do-you-lie-to-your-children-about-food/#content Jen at The Three Little Piglets

      That is so cute! Happy anniversry to you both! May you be blessed with many more.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07560543097078674086 Cake

      Super cute! Happy anniversary!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12371458068011998525 Tina

      Happy anniversary! Red velvet is a classic favorite and I love the presentation here-very creative. I would love to eat one of these little gems!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15456032622571187918 Peggy

      Aww how cute! Happy anniversary to the both of you and what a way to celebrate =)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

      Ladies, I am overwhelmed by all your sweet words. THANK YOU!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11002782920617486373 Becka (The Elegant Eggplant)

      OMG these are just adorable!!! I am making these on valentines day… so excited. Happy anniversary!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01549774687334791659 Kim Bee

      I cannot stop drooling over these. So beautiful!

    • http://www.pandpkitchen.com/ Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen

      Love these! I think I just found a v day treat to make for my co workers!

    • Lindsay

      Made these last night for vday. Sooooo yummy!! What a delicious/beautiful treat!

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        So glad you liked them! Thanks for letting me know! :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00950354076067094385 the jaime

      These are perfect ! 😀 not too sweet . What you could do to make it lighter is make the egg whites into a meringue and slowly add in the sugar :) fold in everything else .