Picture of I (heart) Accuracy Brownies
These aren't just moist and delicious, they're also anatomically correct.

If you're going to make brownies for Valentine's Day (or any other day, for that matter), why not accurately express how you really feel?

Thanks to everyone for your comments and votes!

Step 1: Making Brownies

Picture of Making Brownies
You'll Need. . .

- large bowl
- measuring spoons and cups
- wire whisk
- knife (to chop chocolate)
- 8 inch square baking dish
- small mesh sieve for stencil (I'm using a large tea ball here)

- 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) butter
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 ounces chopped chocolate (2 ounces each of milk and dark used here)
- cooking spray
- powdered sugar for stencil
JungleMugsy3 years ago
I like brownies and it's a change from the traditional heart shaped like a woman's bum as she is bending over
shesparticular (author)  JungleMugsy3 years ago
Thanks :)
kimithy4 years ago
Does the powdered sugar stay when the brownies are handled? I think maybe very lightly brushing the top of the brownie with a little sugar-syrup before dusting the powder on may help it stick well, if not?
shesparticular (author)  kimithy4 years ago
I haven't had much of a problem with it brushing off, but sugar syrup sounds like a great idea if you wanted to make sure it was really held in place well. Thanks so much for the comment!
Rotten1946 years ago
♥ And congratz on the win :D
shesparticular (author)  Rotten1946 years ago
Lftndbt6 years ago
WoW!! That looks great!!
shesparticular (author)  Lftndbt6 years ago
Thanks, Lft. . .and thanks for not picking on my apparently sad-looking heart.
its not sad-looking! I could tell it was a heart! on the.... ummm... last page? but its sugary, so its not sad!
No problems.

Perhaps the issue is that your heart is too accurate. Apparently some people have never viewed a heart before.
galactiphat6 years ago
Not tooting my own horn or anything, but I noticed it was a heart right off the bat!

Nice instructable =]
shesparticular (author)  galactiphat6 years ago
Thanks - and thanks for the comments, everyone else! I'm sorry if maybe it wasn't clear to everyone, but I think it's at least passable.
Sandisk1duo6 years ago
couldn't tell that that was a heart! great instructable!
I couldn't tell that was a heart, either - and I read it as "One to less than three accuracy brownies". I thought the name was intriguing, so I clicked!
ya, on the first picture
shesparticular (author)  Sandisk1duo6 years ago
I guess it's not perfect, but it's pretty tough when it's about a 2 inch square image. . .maybe it's fair to say it's "heart-like"
mweston6 years ago
Yay symbols (and brownies)... ☀☁☂☆☏☕☢☮☾♕♘♻⚐⚠⚡
Rob K6 years ago
I ♥ Brownies
sex6 years ago
well written you can type a unicode heart with ALT +3 ♥
I ♥ !
advantage Pc
shortcut access ( a-z ,shift + ALT 0-9) in the Taskbar addressbar
► toolbars + autohide toolbars

1mm.de + widescreen.tk#+16x9.tk

I ♥ ☃ ! ✌ out!
Jarl6 years ago
hehe, I love this. =)
shesparticular (author)  Jarl6 years ago
Thanks everyone! I'm really happy with how they turned out and I'm glad you all seem to enjoy them so much.
sex6 years ago
well written you can create a unicode heart with ALT+ 3 ALTcode.tk
PurpleHel6 years ago
Rather than manually erasing the filled in areas of your anatomical image, you could also use a convert to line drawing process. I googled for photoshop convert line drawing and got lots of hits, here's one of them. Useful for those of us with less steady mouse hands! :) Similar tutorials exist for Gimp and any other image manipulation program one might fancy.
shesparticular (author)  PurpleHel6 years ago
Thanks, heldc, I thought of that after I'd done it and didn't think to add anything in about that. I haven't used this method, but it seems like it'd make it easier (though the cutting still means having a steady hand).
DRADIS6 years ago
I <3 this instructable!
2 thumbs up! I believe I might just try this.
Really good idea but its too bad that the final product isn't recognizable as a hart w/out seeing the first image.
Are you sure?
temp6 years ago
What does the sign on your computer say?
shesparticular (author)  temp6 years ago
It's a Chicago street sign (born and raised here); they're all over here, mostly in alleys and on smaller streets where they're put in to slow people down a bit - it says "Speed Hump Ahead"
Heh, very sensible sign that :)
lol =P. Thanks for telling me!
hydrnium.h26 years ago
Strangely, enough, that's why valentine hearts are shaped so unlike real hearts, because in the middle ages artists couldn't make the hearts in stained glass in enough detail to have it look real. So they just replaced it with a pink blobby thing. Actually, I don't know if this is true. But it sure sounds cool, doesn't it?
gmjhowe6 years ago
Well, brownies, and the use of a ASCII heart, you get my vote..