Okay… are we ready for the next installment of tonguegasmically good treats?
Those little tasties up there are just one part of the Princess’ pre-school teacher’s goody basket for Christmas. She’s also get Double Dark Chocolate Brownies and Pantry Cookies/Kitchen Sink Cookies and then a couple of other cute things.
Those chocolate delectables up there: Are Chocolate Peppermint Brownies
I got the idea from the back of an Adams Extracts box.
I used my Valentine Brownies recipe and altered it a smidgeon. (yes, that’s a word!)
Melt 1 stick of butter with 2 squares of unsweetened chocolate.
Remove the saucepan from heat.
Stir in 1 C sugar, 2 eggs, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp peppermint extract and beat well.
Add 1/4 C flour and 1/4 tsp salt.
At this point I crush up some candy canes and add them to the batter, it gives a fantastic zing and crunch. You can add more peppermint extract if you want. 1/2 tsp is just a starting point. I like a lot of peppermint so I add about 1 tsp.
Bake these in a well greased 8X8 glass pan at 350 for 30 minutes.
Then I top them with more crushed peppermints and occasionally the whole mini candy canes like you see above. These are amazing!!
*Cheaters Version* For the undomestic goddesses out there!
Box of Ghirardelli Double Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix and add in a tsp or so of peppermint extract plus the crushed peppermints
Enjoy ladies and gentlemen