Whether you’re an edge–of–the–pan brownie lover or all about the ooey–gooey centers, everyone will love this. Bake an 18.3–oz package of brownies in the Brownie Pan. Let them cool and cut out the centers of each with the heart-shaped Creative Cutter.
Sweet Thought: Top these treats with ice cream or whipped cream. Or let guests get creative with canned frosting, melted chocolate, heart-shaped sprinkles or colored sugar.
We Love Pizza
Not to be cheesy, but nothing says love like mini heart-shaped pizzas. Lightly brush a Stoneware Cookie Sheet with canola oil. Divide refrigerated pizza dough into quarters and shape into hearts. Bake in a 425°F preheated oven for crusts 12–15 minutes or until golden brown, then top pizza(s) with whatever you love. Bake for 2–3 minutes or until cheese melts.
Make Heart Sandwiches
Creative Cutters aren’t just for dessert. You can also use the heart-shaped cutter to core ¼–in crosswise slices of apple or make cutouts in bread slices. Spread on peanut butter, jelly, raisins, chocolate chips — anything yummy. Remember to brush apple “sandwiches” with lemon-lime soda to keep the apple slices from browning.
Eat Your Heart Out
This sinfully rich heart-shaped cake is a cinch to throw together. Just prepare a standard-size box of cake mix (any flavor) according to the package directions. Spray one Cake Pan and Square Baking Pan with nonstick cooking spray, then divide the batter evenly among the cake pans and cook according to the package. Once completely cooled, cut the round cake in half to assemble the heart. Place the two cake halves flush with two adjacent sides of the square cake. Use any canned frosting to “glue” the cake together, then frost the top of cake with remaining frosting. Now comes the fun part: decorating! Here are a few ideas:
- Add red or pink food coloring to the cake batter before baking or frost the cake with red or pink-tinted frosting. Then, top with raspberries or sliced strawberries for a sweet garnish.
- Impress your sweetheart with candied flowers. Just wash edible flowers in cold water, place on paper towels and air-dry or gently blot dry. Then, brush an egg white lightly onto flower with the Pastry Brush. Sprinkle flowers evenly with sugar and shake gently to remove any excess. Place them on the Stackable Cooling Rack to dry at least 30 minutes, then decorate your cake!
- For a truly delicious Valentine’s Day dessert, use red velvet cake mix and frost with canned cream cheese frosting. Once the cake is frosted, sprinkle with heart-shaped sprinkles or red colored sugar.
Bowled Over by Chocolate
Inflate eight 5.-in. (13-cm) balloons to measure 11-in. (28-cm) around widest part. Line Large Sheet Pan with Parchment Paper. Place 8 oz.(250g) chopped bittersweet chocolate into clean, dry Small Micro-Cooker®. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 1-2 minutes or until mostly melted, stirring every 30 seconds; stir until smooth. Place 4 oz.(125g) chopped white chocolate in (2-cup/500-mL) Prep Bowl. Microwave as directed above. Drizzle some of the white chocolate into bittersweet chocolate. Dip bottom end of one balloon into chocolate and tilt in a north-south-east-west pattern to form four "petals." Place on sheet pan; hold in place until balloon can stand upright. Repeat with remaining balloons, adding white chocolate as necessary. Freeze 15 minutes. Carefully puncture balloons at knotted end using pin. Slowly release air; remove balloons. Fill with ice cream, pudding, or as desired.