Footballs and Hearts (Brownie Truffles!)

Footballs And Hearts (Brownie Truffles)

Today’s post is both delicious and adorable. Yes, I’m complimenting myself. I can’t help it. I took brownies and made them into footballs and hearts!

Confession time: I am not happy about this year’s Super Bowl. If you’re wondering why, just know that my hometown is Indianapolis, Indiana, a.k.a. home of the Colts. For those of you who follow football, you are probably realizing right about now thatย Tom Brady (along with his pretty face and his snooty supermodel wife) ranks pretty lowย on my list of famous people I’d hang out with.

Footballs and Hearts (Brownie Truffles)

So with the Patriots in the Super Bowl against Seattle (my feelings about them can best be described as “meh”), I have to fall back on treats. Not because I’ll be watching the game with any attention, you understand. Instead, I’ll just be hitting the buffet.

Footballs and Hearts (Brownie Truffles)

Since the Super Bowl hits so close to Valentine’s Day (if you’re reading this, Kenny, make dinner reservations before it’s too late!), I figured I should make hearts along with the footballs. And you know, they go surprisingly well together!

Footballs and Hearts (Brownie Truffles)

Whenever I’m dipping anything in chocolate, I like to simplify. You can use homemade brownies for this if you want, but I used a mix. Because Kenny doesn’t eat gluten, I used a GF mix, but you pick your favorite.

Footballs and Hearts (Brownie Truffles)

The key to making this work is to not overbake the brownies. You have to take them out of the oven when they’re barely done. They should be super fudgy. If you don’t have that consistency, you won’t be able to shape them.

Footballs and Hearts (Brownie Truffles)

Of course, chill time is also required here. You have to chill the shaped brownies before dipping them into your candy melts, or all will fall apart. So be patient! When you’re done, you’ll have a treat that will sweeten even the sourest of Super Bowl matchups.

Footballs and Hearts (Brownie Truffles)

Enjoy the big game, or not. Either way, make sure you have good snacks!

 

Footballs and Hearts (Brownie Truffles!)

Ingredients

1 box brownie mix (to fit an 8 x 8 square pan)
3 bags candy melts (pink, white and chocolate)

Instructions

  1. Bake the brownies according to package directions. Be sure not to overbake them. You want them at their fudgiest. Cool completely.
  2. When the brownies are cool, crumble them into a medium-sized bowl. The mixture will be very sticky. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the bowl from the fridge and line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or waxed paper.
  4. Shape the crushed brownies into hearts and footballs, or any shape that you desire. Chill the formed brownie shapes for 30 minutes.
  5. Melt the candy according to package directions. For hearts, use the pink melts (and sprinkles/decorations as desired). For footballs, use chocolate melts and then pipe on the white chocolate melts. It will be drippy, so use caution.
  6. Dip the truffles into the melted candy, letting the excess drip through the tines of a fork. Use a toothpick to gently push the coated truffle off the fork and onto the prepared baking sheet. Work fairly quickly, or the truffles will come to room temperature and be hard to handle.
  7. Allow the truffles to harden. Store in an airtight container.
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Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    These are the cutest truffles. Mir! I love that you made them into footballs and hearts. So adorable and delicious!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Gayle! I figured I had to do something with footballs. This seemed like the happiest way!

  2. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    These are way too cute!!! Yay for cute fun shaped food…and kudos to you for making them footballs and hearts! And how did I not know that you are in Indy????? I’m only an hour north of you ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. Mir

      I’m not anymore, Jocelyn. Moved to DC when I was 18. But I’ll always be a Midwesterner! Thanks for the props, too. I love cute food! Your footballs today were amazing.

  3. Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    These are adorable Mir!! I am zoo ready for Valentine’s Day!! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Renee! Me too. I love a holiday that’s so pink!

  4. Mira

    Footballs and hearts go perfectly together, when Superbowl and Valentine’s Day are so close to each other ๐Ÿ™‚ Love these, so cute! Thanks for the suggestions on how to make them, can’t wait to try them !
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    1. Mir

      I had lots of fun with this one, Mira!

  5. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Brownie truffles are the best. I love the little footballs, so cute!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Dorothy! I was very much in the mood for cute today.

  6. Manali @ CookWithManali

    Even though I do not follow football..it’s hard to ignore the Seahawks fans here! it’s pretty crazy out here in Seattle…these truffles are way too cute Mir! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. Mir

      That’s right! You’re in Seattle! Sorry, Manali, but I’m not a Seahawks fan. I’m a fan of yours, though!

      1. Manali @ CookWithManali

        haha I am not a Seahawks fan either… I don’t know football and don’t care about it.. I hope your team wins since you are my friend ๐Ÿ˜€
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        1. Mir

          That’s so sweet, Manali. You rock!

  7. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    These are SO cute. Not to mention I bet they are delicious. Not sure I would be able to stop at just a couple though haha
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    1. Mir

      My husband has been inhaling them, Dannii. So not cool. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    These are the cutest (and arguably most delicious) superbowl inspired snacks I have seen!

    1. Mir

      Thanks so much, Thalia! I am very flattered that you think so!

  9. Danielle

    These are too cute! I think these are going on my list of things to make for the Superbowl ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    1. Mir

      Yay, Danielle! They are pretty quick, for all their cuteness factor!

  10. Mary Frances

    Whaaaaat. You don’t want to hang out with the Brady’s?? I don’t get this. At all. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thankfully I get brownies. And I totally get truffles. And cute sprinkles!! You scored big with these!
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    1. Mir

      Not a fan of Mr. and Mrs. Brady, Mary Frances. Nope nope nope. Thanks much! I feel like brownies are more fun than football anyway.

  11. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Brownie truffles! Sound so yum ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the festive twists!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Medha! Life should be festive. Why not?

  12. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Brownie truffles are the best kind of truffles! And these are so cute! Love them!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks so much, Stacey! I pretty much love all truffles, but cutely shaped ones are the most fun!

  13. Ami@NaiveCookCooks

    Mir, love these football and heart shapes and this is just such a perfect timing!! Both football and vday fans rejoice!! yohoo!
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    1. Mir

      That’s right, Ami! Let’s make everyone happy!

  14. Rachel @ Bakerita

    If I had some of these, they’d be all I’d pay attention to as well! They look so delicious, and they’re so cute!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks so much, Rachel! They were more distracting than the game. But then, I like chocolate more than football.

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