OKAY ARE YOU READY FOR A VALENTINE'S
DAY SCRUMPTOUS DESSERT
1/4 cup butter
2 ounces semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup vanilla ice cream, softened
1 cup water
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth; Cool for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, beat egg, brown sugar, vanilla and salt until blended. Stir in chocolate mixture. Gradually add flour until well blended.
Line an 8-in. square baking pan with foil; grease the foil. Spread batter evenly into pan (batter will be thin). Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill until firm.
Using a 3-1/2-in. x 3-1/2-in. heart pattern or cookie cutter, mark four hearts on surface of brownies; cut with a knife. Spread ice cream on two hearts; top each with a second heart. Wrap in plastic wrap; freeze in a single layer overnight.
For chocolate sauce, in a small saucepan, combine the water, cocoa and sugar; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in butter until melted.
To serve, dust brownie hearts with confectioners' sugar and drizzle with warm chocolate sauce. Store sauce in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 servings.
2 Servings Prep: 45 min. + freezing Bake:
15 min. + cooling