I am a bad blogger. A very bad blogger. I have told you nothing that’s been going on in the last six months.
And I’m not going to start today. Nope, today I’m going to give you a Christmas present. Something you NEED.
Brownies. So good. Candy Cane Brownies with Peppermint Frosting. So, so much better.
Or not. I know I may destroy my sweet cred here…but I don’t like frosting on my brownies. Or my cookies. I just don’t.
And I love frosting. Bring me a bowl of frosting and a spoon and we’ll be best friends. Put it on my brownie and…eh…take it or leave it.
Are you alright? I know it’s a bit of a shock that there is something sweet out there that I won’t shove in my face until I make myself sick. Trust me…this is one of the very few sweet things that I’m not a fan of.
But…I made these brownies and have it from very reliable sources that they are ah-maze-ing. If you like peppermint. If not..perhaps this is not the recipe for you. Don’t worry…I have one for you tomorrow.
And I can personally attest to the frosting being by-the-spoonful-delicious. Because I ate it that way. Taste testing, you know.
So…make these. They are festive. And delicious. Probably.
Candy Cane Brownies with Peppermint Frosting
1 box brownie mix (Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies Family Size is my box of choice)
4-6 crushed full-size candy canes
1 cup of Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate chips
Make brownie batter according to directions on box. Add crushed candy canes and chocolate chips. Spread in baking dish and bake until done. Again…see box if you are confused.
For Peppermint Frosting:
1 package of cream cheese
1 stick of butter (room temp…if cold, warm in microwave in VERY small increments until slightly softened)
3 cups of powdered sugar
Peppermint extract to taste
Beat cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar in a bowl. Add peppermint extract a little at a time until your desired pepperminty-ness has been reached. Try not to eat the whole bowl. Spread whatever you can manage to keep yourself from eating with a spoon on brownies. Top with crushed candy canes because it’s pretty.
Take to party and impress all of your friends. Or eat alone. Your choice. No judgement.