Red Velvet Brownies Sweeten Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to show someone how much you care. Whether you want to say “xoxo” to family or “be mine” to a new Valentine, red velvet is the flavor that says it best.

“Amid a sea of pink holiday confections, red velvet stands alone with its vibrant hue and rich taste. It has a unique flavor that is not quite vanilla and not quite chocolate,” said Mary Beth Harrington of the McCormick Kitchens. “Red velvet is also surprisingly versatile, inspiring a range of creative presentations, from creamy hot chocolate to decadent breakfast pancakes to cream-filled cupcakes. Simply said, people love it.”
These Red Velvet Brownies are a perfect project for the whole family. You can easily vary the number of drops of red food color to make icing in every shade, from puppy-love pink to ravishing rose. Add the final sweet touch with edible words of love. For a simplified version, glaze the brownie hearts and decorate with red and pink sprinkles.

Source: Family Features

Red Velvet Brownie Conversation Hearts
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Ingredients
  • 1 package (family-size) fudge brownie mix
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 bottle (1 ounce) McCormick Red Food Color
  • 8 cups confectioners’ sugar (2 pounds)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
  • McCormick Assorted Food Colors & Egg Dye
  • Decorating gel or 1 ounce white baking chocolate
Instructions
  1. Prepare brownie mix as directed on package with sour cream, eggs and red food color.
  2. Spoon batter in greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  3. Bake and cool and directed on package.
  4. Cut out cooled brownie with heart-shaped cookie cutters. Place brownies on wire rack set over baking sheet.
  5. For the icing, mix confectioners’ sugar, water and corn syrup in medium saucepan.
  6. Cook on medium-low heat until sugar is melted, stirring occasionally.
  7. Stir in vanilla.
  8. Tint with desired food color.
  9. Spoon or pour icing over top and sides of brownies. (If icing becomes too stiff, gently reheat to pouring consistency.)
  10. Let stand until icing is set.
  11. Use decorating gel to write on brownies. Or melt white chocolate as directed on package.
  12. Pour into small resealable plastic bag.
  13. Snip off a tiny piece of the corner.
  14. Squeeze chocolate through hole in plastic bag to write on brownies.

 

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