Peppermint Brownies


Before I give you this recipe, I’ll give a disclaimer: Make these when you’re going somewhere and need to bring something, NOT when you’re bored at home and want a treat around the house. They are too good to stop, so you should arrange sharing them asap.
Peppermint Brownies – Shortcut Version
1 package Ghiradelli Chocolate Brownie MixEggs — however many it says on the box

Oil — however much it says on the box

Peppermint Schnapps — replace half the water it calls for with Peppermint Schnapps

2 oz mint chocolate chips or chunks, melted (Trader Joe’s has good mint dark chocolate chips)

2 (approx) Tbsp milk, half & half, or cream

1/2 cup Candy Canes pieces (smashed into little bits)

Prepare brownies according to package directions, only sub Peppermint Schnapps for 1/2 the water.  (To make without alcohol, just add 1 tsp peppermint extract and do everything else the package instructions say).  Grease a baking pan, pour in batter, and bake for 1/2 the baking time.

Meanwhile, melt mint chocolate with 1-2 Tbsp milk in microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring in between.  Every 20 seconds, add a little more milk, half & half, or cream if necessary, and gently stir in until smooth.  Chocolate should become a sauce consistency: runny enough so you can pour it, but still thick like hot fudge.  After the brownies have baked for 1/2 the time, pull them out, drizzle the chocolate sauce over them, then sprinkle them with the candy cane shavings.  Return to oven for the remaining bake time.  (They may take a bit longer to cook, so put them in for more time if necessary but check often so they don’t overcook).

If you want the non-shortcut version of this recipe, email me and I’ll be happy to provide.
Enjoy!

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  1. You read my mind! I've been wanting to make brownies and now I am totally inspired. I'll have to make them soon though… before New Year resolutions and what not :)