I found this recipe in a magazine last year, but never had a chance to try it out. It was the perfect recipe to make now since I have to take some goodies to my son's Christmas concert. The brownie part is dense and chocolatey and the marshmallows are gooey/sticky and blend well with the crushed candy cane. Though I think I would love a white chocolate frosting with the crushed peppermint on top. Some people are never satisfied. ;)
Peppermint Cloud Brownies
1 stick unsalted butter
2 oz. semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups mini marshmallows
3 tablespoons crushed peppermint sticks (AKA candy canes)
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8-inch square pan and line with a strip of parchment overhanging on two sides. Butter parchment; set aside.
In saucepan, melt butter, chocolate and cocoa on low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, eggs, flour, salt, nuts, milk and vanilla until combined.
Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake until just set, 20 minutes. Remove from oven, top with marshmallows and bake until marshmallows are puffed, another 5 minutes. Immediately sprinkle with peppermint. Cool in pan. Loosen edges and lift brownies from pan using parchment. Use a buttered knife to cut into squares. Store airtight up to 1 day.
Sound good? I think they're a fun Christmas treat!
And now it's your turn to what? Link up your chocolate posts of course! It's like one big chocolate party, so we need as many chocolate posts linked up as possible. Can't wait to see what you've got (you know you can use something out of your archives, too!) If you don't have a blog - share your chocolate recipes, thoughts, quotes, etc. in the comments!
I'm linking this up to The Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap ! I'm also linking it to Do It Yourself Day at A Soft Place to Land and Tasty Tuesday at Beauty and Bedlam!
Have a fantastic Friday everybody!