February ’11: Valentine’s Marshmallow Lollipops & Nutella Brownies

Happy valentine’s!!😆

Maraika made them from scratch.  It’s vanilla-lemon cupcake with strawberry buttercream icing.

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Valentine’s Marshmallow Lollipops

Ingredients:

Chocolate moulding wafers [I used pink & purple]
Marshmallow, large
Sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Melt chocolate using a double boiler method.  Let it cool a bit or the marshmallow might melt.
  2. Dip the marshmallow in the melted chocolate.  Let it drip off.
  3. Sprinkle!!
  4. Let the marshmallow cool.

Pink chocolate moulding wafers

Purple chocolate moulding wafers

Sprinkles!

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Nutella Brownies

Adapted from: http://redsie05.blogspot.com/2011/02/nutella-brownies-hearts.html

Ingredients:

All purpose flour……………………1/2 cup
Salt………………………………………1/4 tsp
Eggs……………………………………..2
Nutella………………………………….1 cup
Brown sugar…………………………..1/2 cup [Omitted]
Vanilla…………………………………..1 tsp
Unsalted butter, melted and cooled………………..1/2 cup

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF and line a square baking pan with a sheet of parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix flour and salt.
  3. In a big bowl, mix eggs, Nutella, brown sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until the mix is smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the dry ingredients and butter.
  4. Spread into baking pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  5. Let cool in pan for about 2 hours. Cut into squares.

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