Conversation Heart Brownies with Sea Salt {the leftovers club}

Feb 13


Yay! It’s another edition of the Leftovers Club reveal! I was paired up with Dining with Dani, and I was excited to send her something Valentine’s Day related….I decided on brownies with conversation hearts on top.

If you can believe it, I had never made brownies from scratch before.



I was always baking with my mom, but mostly baking from the box– see picture above :) But baking brownies from scratch was so much easier and more delicious than anticipated (thanks to an awesome recipe from Bake Your Day/a guest post from Gimme Some Oven). I have had some TERRIBLE made from scratch brownies where I was wishing they were just made from a box! I hope that Dani enjoyed our “leftovers” with some conversation heart brownies!

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  • 1 1/2 sticks (aka 3/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate (mine was 75%) broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • about 1/4 cup conversation hearts
  • Difficulty: easy


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a medium baking pan with parchment paper, and set aside.

On the stove in a medium saucepan (over low heat), combine and met the butter and dark chocolate. Afterward, turn off the hear, and which in the cocoa. Once the cocoa is completely combined, whichk in the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and flour.

Pour contents of saucepan into baking pan, and sprinkle the top with sea salt. Drop conversation hearts on top (conversation side up). The conversation hearts will sink in a little while baking.

Bake for 45-50 minutes until the edges are set , expect the center to still be a little underdone. Let the brownies cool and set.

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Comments: 48

  1. Marie @ Little Kitchie Feb 13 at 7:31 am Reply

    How perfect for Valentine’s Day! Love the sea salt addition!

    • Elizabeth Apr 22 at 11:20 am Reply

      Thanks marie!

  2. Faye Feb 13 at 12:29 pm Reply

    So cute! What a great way to use conversation hearts!

    • Elizabeth Apr 22 at 11:21 am Reply

      thanks faye :)

  3. Brandi Feb 13 at 1:57 pm Reply

    Great use of the sweethearts! Never thought of doing that before. I have used them on sugar cookies though!

    • Elizabeth Apr 22 at 11:21 am Reply

      thanks brandi!

  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy) Feb 13 at 2:02 pm Reply

    That’s an awesome way to use up those extra conversation hearts – and very appropriate for Valentine’s Day :)

    • Elizabeth Apr 22 at 11:21 am Reply

      thanks robin :)

  5. lisa jones Feb 13 at 2:05 pm Reply

    Great Way To Use Hearts Looks Yummy!!

    • Elizabeth Apr 22 at 11:21 am Reply

      thank you lisa!

  6. Jen V Feb 13 at 2:08 pm Reply

    Yummy! I have used sweethearts on other Valentines desserts but never thought to use them on brownies. I bet they tasted amazing. The Leftovers Club sounds fun. I will have to check it out.

    • Elizabeth Apr 22 at 11:22 am Reply

      we would love to have you in the leftovers club!

  7. […] I was paired with our fearless leader Elizabeth from Food Ramblings. She made me these delicious Conversation Heart Brownies with Sea Salt. They were phenomenal. So phenomenal, in fact, that people visiting my new apartment ate almost all […]

  8. Marissa | Pinch and Swirl Feb 13 at 2:40 pm Reply

    How cute are you up on that table?! Super cute brownies – they look delish!

    • Elizabeth Apr 22 at 11:22 am Reply

      thanks marissa!

  9. brett Feb 13 at 3:25 pm Reply

    oh I want to make these! we’re snowed in, it’s icing and we have the ingredints. score!

    • Elizabeth Apr 22 at 11:23 am Reply

      definitely make them! esp if you’re snowed in!

  10. Debbie Denny Feb 13 at 4:40 pm Reply

    The club sounds great and the brownies look delish

    • Elizabeth Apr 22 at 11:23 am Reply

      thanks debbie :)

  11. Amy Desrosiers Feb 13 at 4:59 pm Reply

    Sounds like a fun foodie club! I’d love to try those brownies!

    • Elizabeth Apr 22 at 11:24 am Reply

      give these brownies a try!

  12. Pam Feb 13 at 5:30 pm Reply

    Those look delicious! The conversation hearts are a cute touch.

    • Elizabeth Apr 22 at 11:26 am Reply

      thanks pam :)

  13. Gabby Homemaker Feb 13 at 5:31 pm Reply

    Awwwww… how cute! This would be a fun way to use all that leftover candy from Valentine’s Day :)

    • Elizabeth Apr 22 at 11:26 am Reply

      thanks gabby!

  14. Jennifer B Feb 13 at 5:33 pm Reply

    These are so cute and look delicious too! I love the hearts on top!

  15. Beeb Ashcroft Feb 13 at 6:45 pm Reply

    Aww, I love the photo of you baking when you were little! These look so good – brownies are one of my favorite treats, and the Conversation Hearts is an easy way to make them so pretty.

  16. Sadie Feb 13 at 7:48 pm Reply

    I’ve never made brownies from scratch either! My mom always said it didn’t make sense to go through to trouble when all you need is the right brand mix. That being said, I’m sure the right recipe would blow the box away! I need to put these on my to-do list.

  17. Cynthia L Feb 13 at 8:31 pm Reply

    These brownies would make great Valentines treats. My Mom was not a big baker, so we didn’t do things like this when I was young. Now that I am older, I try to share my love of he kitchen with my daughter.

  18. Shauan Feb 13 at 8:34 pm Reply

    That is so funny, my mom was a huge baker, as well… the difference is that I totally suck at it, HA! But I remember her spending days making treats for everyone.

  19. Sandra Feb 13 at 8:54 pm Reply

    I love conversation hearts but I love brownies more, so I like where you went with this.

  20. Lacey Feb 13 at 9:11 pm Reply

    So yummy!

  21. DawnC Feb 13 at 10:00 pm Reply

    Those look delicious!

  22. Pauline Cabrera Feb 13 at 10:01 pm Reply

    Ah, you were born to bake 😉 Hehehe! I LOVEEE BROWNIESS! and those sounds so yum. I gotta try your recipe. Thank you for the recipe!

  23. Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas Feb 13 at 10:23 pm Reply

    I prefer to use conversation hearts for crafting, but my husband really likes them. I might make these to send to work with him!

  24. mommy2jam Feb 13 at 10:54 pm Reply

    Those brownies looks so cute and I bet they were delicious too! you’re so creative I love it

  25. Aly Mashrah Feb 13 at 11:37 pm Reply

    Those look delicious and I love the idea of your club!

  26. Danielle Feb 14 at 2:28 am Reply

    Oh wow, what a sweet idea for a valentines treat! These would be a huge hit in my house :)

  27. Mama to 5 BLessings Feb 14 at 8:32 am Reply

    What a cute idea, love conversation hearts – just bought 2 bags yesterday!

  28. Shaina Feb 14 at 8:36 am Reply

    Congrats on making your first from-scratch brownies! It really is easy, isn’t it? I’m sure they turned out great!

  29. Taralyn Parker Feb 14 at 12:52 pm Reply

    I love the picture – so cute!

    • Elizabeth Apr 22 at 11:25 am Reply

      thanks taralyn!

  30. Danielle @ We Have It All Feb 14 at 9:59 pm Reply

    Yum! I never thought to use the hearts in brownies, but my kids would love this!

    • Elizabeth Apr 22 at 11:25 am Reply

      the convo hearts make them a little more festive!

  31. Joanne Feb 15 at 7:55 am Reply

    I’m so glad your first homemade brownie experience was a good one! Once you find the perfect recipe…it’s impossible to go back!

    • Elizabeth Apr 22 at 11:25 am Reply


  32. Colleen (Souffle Bombay) Feb 16 at 6:40 pm Reply

    CUTE pic!! Ummm…brownies…salt…brownies AND salt – oh yeah!

    • Elizabeth Apr 22 at 11:24 am Reply

      haha…i feel the same way!

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