Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Twelve Baked Goods of Christmas - Recipe 9: Peppermint Twist Brownies

These are the best brownies EVER. Make them all year round (just omit the crushed candy cane).


7 tablespoons cocoa
3/4 cup butter
3 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup flour
1 pkg. chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350ºF. 

Melt butter in microwave. Stir in cocoa. Add sugar and eggs.  Stir in flour.

Spread in a 13x9-inch pan.   Sprinkle (liberally) with chocolate chips.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

Once cooled, add frosting as below:

Frosting Ingredients:

1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup cocoa
2 cups confectioners' (icing) sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp milk


Melt butter in microwave. Stir in chocolate and vanilla. Blend in sugar. Add milk until icing is spreading consistency.

Frost brownies. Sprinkle with crushed candy cane, as desired.


Lindsay Below writes young adult and middle grade fiction. Her young adult science-fiction novel, Lurkers is due for release from MuseItUp on July 1st, 2011, followed shortly by her middle grade novel, Same Old Lie. Visit her online at


J.Q. Rose said...

Mmmm..sounds deeee-licious. Brownies are my favorite. Thanks.

L. K. Below/Lindsay Below said...

These are the best brownies (in my humble opinion). Glad you found something that caught your eye :) Happy holidays