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 that Tom Brady (along with his pretty face and his snooty supermodel wife) ranks pretty low on my list of famous people I’d hang out with.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy the big game, or not. Either way, make sure you have good snacks!
Footballs and Hearts (Brownie Truffles!)
1 box brownie mix (to fit an 8 x 8 square pan)
3 bags candy melts (pink, white and chocolate)
- Bake the brownies according to package directions. Be sure not to overbake them. You want them at their fudgiest. Cool completely.
- When the brownies are cool, crumble them into a medium-sized bowl. The mixture will be very sticky. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Remove the bowl from the fridge and line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or waxed paper.
- Shape the crushed brownies into hearts and footballs, or any shape that you desire. Chill the formed brownie shapes for 30 minutes.
- 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.
- 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.
- Allow the truffles to harden. Store in an airtight container.
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These are the cutest truffles. Mir! I love that you made them into footballs and hearts. So adorable and delicious!
Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice recently posted…Cinnamon French Toast Cups
Thanks, Gayle! I figured I had to do something with footballs. This seemed like the happiest way!
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 🙂
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted…Mint Cookies and Cream Football Rice Krispie Treats
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.
These are adorable Mir!! I am zoo ready for Valentine’s Day!! 🙂
Renee@Two in the Kitchen recently posted…5 Tips to Easy Breakfast Smoothies and giveaway
Thanks, Renee! Me too. I love a holiday that’s so pink!
Footballs and hearts go perfectly together, when Superbowl and Valentine’s Day are so close to each other 🙂 Love these, so cute! Thanks for the suggestions on how to make them, can’t wait to try them !
Mira recently posted…Easy Blender Salsa
I had lots of fun with this one, Mira!
Brownie truffles are the best. I love the little footballs, so cute!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted…Fluffy Potato Rolls
Thanks, Dorothy! I was very much in the mood for cute today.
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! 🙂
Manali @ CookWithManali recently posted…Red Velvet Cupcakes
That’s right! You’re in Seattle! Sorry, Manali, but I’m not a Seahawks fan. I’m a fan of yours, though!
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 😀
Manali @ CookWithManali recently posted…Red Velvet Cupcakes
That’s so sweet, Manali. You rock!
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
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy recently posted…Comment on How To Start a Home Gym by Dannii
My husband has been inhaling them, Dannii. So not cool. 🙂
These are the cutest (and arguably most delicious) superbowl inspired snacks I have seen!
Thanks so much, Thalia! I am very flattered that you think so!
These are too cute! I think these are going on my list of things to make for the Superbowl 😉
Danielle recently posted…Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes
Yay, Danielle! They are pretty quick, for all their cuteness factor!
Whaaaaat. You don’t want to hang out with the Brady’s?? I don’t get this. At all. 😉
Thankfully I get brownies. And I totally get truffles. And cute sprinkles!! You scored big with these!
Mary Frances recently posted…Strawberry Beet Smoothie
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.
Brownie truffles! Sound so yum 🙂 Love the festive twists!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout recently posted…Foolproof 3-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake
Thanks, Medha! Life should be festive. Why not?
Brownie truffles are the best kind of truffles! And these are so cute! Love them!
Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. recently posted…Skillet Pasta with Sausage, Peppers and Kale
Thanks so much, Stacey! I pretty much love all truffles, but cutely shaped ones are the most fun!
Mir, love these football and heart shapes and this is just such a perfect timing!! Both football and vday fans rejoice!! yohoo!
Ami@NaiveCookCooks recently posted…D.I.Y Bread Crumbs
That’s right, Ami! Let’s make everyone happy!
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!
Rachel @ Bakerita recently posted…Cookie Butter Stuffed Soft Ginger Cookies
Thanks so much, Rachel! They were more distracting than the game. But then, I like chocolate more than football.