Last Seasonal Sweets Sunday: Peppermint Brownies!
Happy New Year, everybody! December may be over, but for Catholics like me, Christmas isn’t over until January 6 😉 So here is one last seasonal recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth!
In case you can’t tell, I am a little obsessed with peppermint. For this recipe, to make it easy on you guys, I used a mix for the brownies themselves XD The mix I used was Pillsbury, but you can basically use any fudge brownie mix that fits a 13″x9″ pan. To give it an extra chocolatey flair (because apparently I wanted my stomach to die), I also mixed half a bag of chocolate chips into the batter before baking!
The peppermint frosting, on the other hand, is homemade. So here is the recipe for peppermint frosting!
- 3 c. powdered sugar
- 1/3 c. softened butter or margarine
- 1 to 1-1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
- 1 to 2 tbsp. milk
- red food coloring
In a medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter until well-combined. Stir in peppermint extract and 1 tablespoon of milk to start with. Beat the mixture and gradually add more milk as needed until the frosting is a nice, spreadable consistency. You can also adjust the amount of peppermint extr t you add, to taste. Mix in a few drops of red food coloring at a time until the frosting is a nice pinkish color. (This is if you like your peppermint frosting to be pink. Some people like it to be green! Or you can honestly make it whatever color you feel like XD)
Make sure you wait until the brownies have cooled a while before you try to spread the frosting on them, or they will start to crumble. I sprinkled crushed candy cane on top, because in case you didn’t notice, I really like peppermint!
And that’s it for my seasonal sweets recipes, and for Lyssa’s Holiday Cheer Extravaganza as well! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season, and I wish you all the happiest of new years! May 2017 be awesome for everyone!