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After you cut out the hearts, roll the brownie leftovers into bite-size morsels. Once coated with cocoa or sugar, they resemble truffles. You'll get about 44 bites.

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2003
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Cook's Notes

If you don't have a heart-shaped cutter, you can cut the brownies into squares or other shapes. If you like, add 1 cup chopped nuts to the batter, or decorate the top of each brownie with a whole pecan or walnut.

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  • The2aces
    10 FEB, 2013
    A perfectly fine brownie recipe, but WHY it tells you to put a piece of wax paper in the bottom, I have no idea. TERRIBLE! Never put wax paper in the oven! It will get totally baked into your brownies and either ruin them, or you'll waste time trying to pick it off as it rips. Use parchment or aluminum instead.
    • mezzodiva54
      9 NOV, 2017
      I too learned the waxed paper technique from my mother, some 60 years ago -- before we became chichi and learned of such things as baking parchment. Works like a charm, just like sweetpea20 says. I suspect The2aces has never actually used this method, so she/he should not denigrate it.
    • sweetpea2003_30
      11 JAN, 2017
      I've been using the wax paper technique for over 35 years because I learned it from my mom. It works really well and the paper will pull off of the brownies just like the parchment.
  • MS11680577
    18 FEB, 2015
    The only good thing about the brownies were the shape. The brownies had such a deep dark chocolate taste there were not sweet at all. I will not try these brownies again. Shame on you Martha!
  • KarenM1
    14 FEB, 2015
    Such a creative and frugal idea! Especially using the leftover brownie bits to prepare truffles. For those of you whose brownies crumbled, you have to let brownies cool to just the right temperature before cutting them. Yet, please note, I haven't tried out this recipe yet :-) I might have to eat my words (and the crumbs) later.
  • ajamom
    14 FEB, 2013
    Total disaster. Tasted great, but completely cracked so you couldn't cut hearts out of it. Unfortunate experiment the night before a kindergarten party, but I find most of MS baking recipes are either fantastic or a disaster.
  • Kadre
    26 APR, 2010
    This is my go to brownie recipe. It's easy and always a hit. I don't usually do the cookie cutter part, however.
  • Kadre
    26 APR, 2010
    This is my go to brownie recipe. It's easy and always a hit. I don't usually do the cookie cutter part, however.
  • Patticakenc
    11 NOV, 2007
    The recipe I use everytime for brownies, excellent-moist and flavorable. I often use different shaped cookie-cutters depending on season-holiday.

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