How sweet are these Ombre Sprinkle Heart Shaped Valentine Brownies? We’ve always loved the Ombre trend, but in our book it will never ever go out of style.
This week we had a little fun playing around with creating ombre with our chunky sugar crystal sprinkles, and what better then brownies to create our favorite ombre looks. You can’t go wrong with sprinkle toppings either!
Has there ever been a more perfect Valentine’s Day dessert idea? These chunky sugar crystal sprinkles are the perfect topping to give color and depth without taking too much away from these simple heart Valentine’s Day brownies shape. You ready? You won’t believe how easy there are!
How To Make Heart Shaped Valentine Brownies
We needed a great brownie recipe to start with and we knew just where to look. We’ve been drooling over Your Cup of Cake’s Homemade Brownies for quite some time now, she’s one of our favorite bloggers and we couldn’t wait to give this recipe a try.
Naturally it was GREAT! The brownies baked up perfectly smooth, soft, and chocolate. All the things we were looking for in a brownie!
Frost and Decorate with Sugar Crystals
After we had our gorgeous brownies cool completely, we needed to do a little decorating. You will want to add the frosting and sugars to the full sheet pan of brownies instead of on each individual one. Trying to save some decorating time here!
We used a simple cream cheese frosting which we smoothed over with a cake spatula. Once frosted, chill for 10 minutes before adding the sugar sprinkles. This helps the sprinkle sit on top and not sift down into the frosting right away.
To create the ombre we divided the valentine brownies sheet into four sections by drawing a light line into the buttercream with a knife.
Then we laid a smooth clean piece of parchment paper (wax paper, foil, or clean paper towel will do) over the bottom three sections. It won’t stick because we chilled the frosting first. Next, add sprinkles!
Create The Ombre Sugar Crystals Pattern
After we filled the top section with our light pink sprinkles we moved the paper towel down to the next section. Then, we added our pink sprinkles making sure to overlap the two sections just a little at the top to blend in.
We continued this process with raspberry sprinkles and red sprinkles. In the end it was a pretty cool result! You can see the the pink and raspberry blend together a lot in the photos but in person there was a clear difference.
Cut Your Brownie Shapes
The brownies could be cut just like this, however, we thought cutting them with a heart shaped cookie cutter would give them the perfect Valentine’s finish! We didn’t mind the scraps for test tasting either.
How perfect would these heart valentine brownies be for class parties? A fun blue ombre from our sugar sprinkles would be so fun for those boys in your life too! Boys need some Valentine’s Day love too!
No matter what colors you choose, these sweet crunch of the sprinkles and beautiful transition from light to dark gives these brownies a perfect festive touch.
Mix and match the sprinkles, colors, or even cookie cutter shapes to make these desserts unique to any upcoming event!
Did you like these Heart Valentine Brownies? Check out these other Holiday Sweets below!
- Valentines Sprinkle Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Double Bubble Valentine Sprinkle Inspiration
- Pink & Purple Party Ideas
- Valentines’ Day Party Roundup
- Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
- Valentines Cakesicles
- Heart Chocolate Bombs
I LOVE how your chunky sugar crystal sprinkles look on these brownies! Such a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. I’d have a hard time sharing them though, not going to lie ?
Indya || The Small Adventurer
They really did come out good! We may have eaten way too many to ‘test’ the quality! Ha!!