Lifestyle & Wellness

Seasonal Treats To Make Your Holidays Sa-Weet!

Peppermint Bark Brownies

Fudgy chocolate brownies with a holiday twist! Topped with cream cheese frosting, a layer of chocolate and crushed candy canes, the perfect holiday treat to enjoy with the family, or keep to yourself.

You’ll need:

– A 9×9 inch baking pan

– Cooking spray

– Parchment paper

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

Ingredients:

1 brownie box mix of your choice

Eggs, oil and water as called for on the box of brownie mix

For the peppermint frosting:

– 2 tablespoons of butter, softened

– 2 ounces of cream cheese, softened

– 1 tablespoon of milk or cream

– 1/8 teaspoon of peppermint extract

For the chocolate topping:

– 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips

– 1/4 cup of butter

– 3/4 cup of crushed candy canes

Instructions:

– Coat your 9×9 inch square pan with cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on both sides.

– Prepare your brownie mix according to the package instructions!

– Bake & let cool completely in the pan

– To make the frosting; Beat the butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy

– Add the milk and beat until blended

– Slowly add your powdered sugar and mix until thoroughly combined, then stir in the peppermint extract.

– Spread the peppermint frosting evenly over the brownies, then chill in the freezer for 15-20 minutes!

To make the chocolate topping:

– Place the chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of softened butter in a bowl and microwave in 30 second increments until completely melted.

– Stir until smooth!

– Spread evenly over the cream cheese frosting layer and top with your crushed candy canes

Voilà! Holiday brownies for you and the family to enjoy!

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