CANDY CANE BROWNIES | A chewy indulgence

December 30 2023 – Diana L

Candy Cane Brownies

Candy Cane Brownies

This recipe for Candy cane brownies is super easy and a delicious mint brownie indulgence. The addition of tea adds a layer of flavor to a ho-hum recipe for chocolate peppermint brownies. The drizzle of melted chocolate and crushed candy canes turn brownies into a festive holiday treat. Brownies with crushed candy cane are perfect for taking to your next holiday gathering.

Not only are these Candy Cane Brownies incredibly simple to make, but they also offer a delightful burst of minty goodness. By infusing the mint chocolate brownie batter with a hint of tea, you elevate the flavor profile to new heights. Gone are the days of ordinary chocolate peppermint brownies - this recipe takes it up a notch.

To add a touch of holiday magic, we add a drizzle of luscious dark chocolate and a sprinkling of crushed candy canes on top. These festive embellishments transform the homemade brownie into a show-stopping treat that will impress all your friends and family.

The moment you set them down, the room will be filled with the irresistible aroma of chocolate and mint. Everyone's eyes will light up with excitement as they eagerly reach for this decadent treat.

At first bite, the fudgy texture of the brownie melts in your mouth. The subtle hint of tea adds a unique twist, making these brownies truly unforgettable. The delightful crunch from the crushed candy canes, adds a delightful texture to each bite.

Whether you're hosting a festive party or simply craving a sweet treat, these Candy Cane Brownies are the perfect choice. They are guaranteed to bring joy and cheer to any occasion. So, gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to indulge in a holiday delight that will leave everyone wanting more.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 tsp of Candy Cane Lane tea
  • 2 c unsweetened, dark chocolate
  • ½ c milk chocolate chips
  • 1 c white chocolate chips
  • 1 T cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 c unsalted butter, (bring up to room temperature)
  • 1 T vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ c sugar
  • ½ c flour
  • ½ T baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 T cream
  • 2 large candy canes (crush into small pieces)

DIRECTIONS

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

STEP 2: Steep Candy Cane tea in 3/4 c of water heated to 200 degrees for 5 minutes. Dispense into small bowl.

STEP 3: Heat one cup of water in medium saucepan on medium low. Once water begins to boil, place a glass bowl on top of saucepan. Don't allow the water to touch the bottom of the bowl.

STEP 4: Add butter, dark chocolate and tea into the glass bowl. Stir until melted, and remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly.

STEP 5: In a large mixing bowl, blend sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Add melted chocolate. Reserve some chocolate for finishing drizzle.

STEP 6: Sift dry ingredients together (flour, baking powder, cocoa and salt). Add to mixing bowl and blend well.

STEP 7: Using parchment paper, line a deep baking dish (3").

STEP 8: Pour brownie mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle flour over chocolate chips and gentle stir into the brownie mixture.

STEP 9: Bake for 30 minutes, rotating the pan every ten minutes. (This ensures consistent baking.)

While the brownies bake, melt remaining white chocolate chips and cream in glass dish over medium pot of water as done in Step 3.

When brownies are done, remove pan from oven and cool to room temperature. Drizzle brownies with the white chocolate mixture and reserved dark chocolate blend. Sprinkle crushed candy canes over the top of the brownies.

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