It may seem like a lot of steps but the end result is completely worth it and they’re actually really easy! (And, you could use a good quality box mix for the brownies if you’re in a rush, like this one, but these homemade ones are sooo good!) And be sure to check out some other fun holiday treat ideas, listed below!
CONSIDER TRYING THESE HOLIDAY TREATS:
- Homemade Caramels
- Caramel Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods
- Turtle Thumbprint Cookies
- Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake
- Caramel Hot Chocolate
Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies are chocolate brownies with a peppermint frosting and chocolate glaze. These are pure holiday heaven!
- 4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate (4 squares)
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 Tablespoons butter , softened
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 Tablespoon milk
- drop of red food coloring (to make it pink)
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 4-5 candy canes , crushed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roughly chop the chocolate baking squares and place them in a microwave-safe bowl.
Cut the butter into tablespoon pieces and place in the bowl with the chopped baking chocolate.
Melt the chocolate and butter in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth. Set aside.
In another bowl beat eggs for about 3 minutes until frothy. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat.
Add the melted chocolate and butter that you set aside.
Combine flour and baking powder and gently stir into the brownie batter just until combined (don't over-stir!) Pour batter into a well-greased 9×13 pan.
Bake for about 23-27 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Combine all frosting ingredients and beat until light and fluffy.
Add a little bit more milk to thin the frosting if needed. Gently spread the frosting over the cooled brownies.
Place the candy canes in a resealable bag and use a rolling pin to crush them into small pieces.
Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and cook in 30 second intervals, stirring after each time, until smooth.
Drizzle the chocolate over the brownies and sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top!
Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites
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