My whole life people have asked if I was born on Valentine’s Day.
Then they ask if I’m Italian.
My parents just liked the name Valentina.
Could my name be the reason that I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day?
I thought Valentine’s Day was so fun when I was little – exchanging little heart-shaped cards with friends and eating sweetheart treats.
And as an adult, it never mattered if I was single or not on this day of love. I still always looked forward to it! I don’t know why, really — it’s sort of silly to have a designated day to celebrate love, right? We should celebrate love every day! (After all, my favorite time to get a surprise bundle of beautiful flowers from my husband is on an ordinary day, not a holiday.)
So, spread a little love around on Valentine’s Day — and every day — with these super cute, super delicious Nutella Brownies! They’ve got a lot of heart. Make them this weekend!
(And would you believe this recipe only has three ingredients? It’s true!)
1 hour ahead: Make the batter and bake the brownies.
At least 20 minutes ahead: Cut out the hearts and fill them up!
These can be made 1 day ahead, too. And you can freeze the baked brownies for a couple of weeks, wrapped tightly in plastic. When I do this, I like to warm them in the oven just before serving. Freezing them might be more successful without the Nutella filled heart — do this after you defrost them.