Here is a cute idea for those wanting to make something heart shaped for Valentine's but don't really want to shell out the dough for some fancy heart shaped muffin tins or cake pans. I did this years ago with regular old cupcakes and frosting, but I think I like this better because the heart shape really stands out....and it involves chocolate and cream cheese...together. It doesn't get much better people! You will need: A
9 x 13 size brownie mix with listed ingredients
8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
mini chocolate chips (optional)
pinch 'o salt
12 marbles (glass only please) Go rummage through your kids rooms, I'm sure you can find some.
paper cupcake wrappers/holders
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put wrappers in muffin tin. Prepare your brownie mix and fill each wrapper 1/4 - 1/3 full of batter (not any more or they will bubble over). Take a marble and push it down between the wrapper and the side of the muffin tin to push in the wrapper. Make sure to push it all the way down. You may need to pull up on the wrapper just a touch. they should look like this Next cream your cream cheese, sugar, egg and salt until it is smooth and fluffy. Fold in your chocolate chips. Place one dollop of cream cheese mixture in the middle of each cupcake brownie thingy. I feel like they are looking at me...creepy! Terrible pictures....sorry! Bake for about 20 minutes until set in the middle. Please remember the marbles will be hot when they come out of the oven. This makes about 24 sweet treats. enjoy!