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Candy Cane Peppermint Brownies

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  • Author: Jen

Description

These Candy Cane Peppermint Brownies make a fun and festive treat for the holidays!


Ingredients

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Brownies

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 1 TBSP corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup flour

Peppermint frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 22 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pepperment extract
  • 12 TBSP whipping cream (or milk)
  • red food coloring
  • 23 candy canes crushed (to sprinkle on finished frosted brownies)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.  
  2. Line 9×9 pan with parchment paper and spray with non stick cooking spray.  
  3. In large bowl, mix together butter, oil, corn syrup, sugar and cocoa.  
  4. Add batter into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool completely.
  6. Next, mix in eggs and vanilla extract.  Add flour until combined. 

Frosting:

  1. Add butter into large mixing bowl and beat butter until soft.
  2. With mixer at medium speed beat in powdered sugar gradually.
  3. Add peppermint extract.
  4. With mixer on high speed beat in cream one 1TBSP at a time (add more powdered sugar if necessary).
  5. Remove half of the prepared frosting and set aside.
  6. Add red food coloring and mix.
  7. Using a pastry decorator bag with a star tip, add red frosting on one side and the white frosting on the other side.
  8. Decorate/frost brownies making a star pattern and cover the entire top of the brownie.
  9. The frosting should be a swirled color, giving it a candy cane look.
  10. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.