This is was a big hit at the school carnival bake sale. They sold out in record time. They look fancy when they are done but are really very easy to make.
1 box brownie mix (I prefer Aldi's brand)
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1/4 c. water
1 can ready made frosting
1. Combine brownie mix, eggs, water and oil, as you would with any brownie mix.
2. Line a 9x13 pan with foil. Spray with cooking spray. Pour the batter into the foil lined pan. Bake at 350 for 28-30 minutes.
3. Let brownies cool completely on wire rack (at least 45 min). When cooled, cover with foil and put the pan in the freezer for 30 minutes.
4. When brownies come out of the freezer, remove foil on top, then flip the brownies upside down on your work surface (or waxed paper), so that the foil is now on top. Remove foil.
5. With a 2 1/2 in cookie cutter (we used a heart shape) cut out your brownie shapes. (simple shapes work best.) Place the hearts on a wire rack over waxed paper.
6. Using a spatula, scrape the frosting into a microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high 3-40 seconds until runny but not bubbling. If using vanilla frosting, add a few drops of food coloring and stir until blended. Carefully, spoon the runny frosting over the tops of the brownie hearts. It will run down the sides and harden as it cools. As soon as the brownie hearts are covered with frosting, shake sprinkles over the top. Let the icing cool and harden slightly before serving.
Use the remaining bits of brownie left over after cutting the shapes to crumble over ice cream or pudding.