Friday, December 8, 2017

Peppermint Brownies

Hello everyone!
Did you know that it is National Brownie Day?
National Brownie Day and a Friday?
Best day ever!
Since it is National Brownie Day I thought I would share my favorite Christmas brownie recipe with you.
I made this Taste of Home recipe on a whim a few years ago and now we have to make it every year!

You will need:
3/4 a Cup of Canola Oil
2 Cups of Sugar
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
4 Eggs
1 and 1/3 cups of Flour
1 Cup of Baking Cocoa 
1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon of Salt
3/4 a Cup of Crushed Peppermint Candy ( I used Candy Canes)
1 Cup of Chocolate Chips
1 Tablespoon of Shortening

Preheat oven to 350o.
In a large bowl, beat oil and sugar until blended.
Beat in vanilla.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. 
Gradually add the dry mixture to the oil mixture. 
I like to add it in thirds. 
Set aside two tablespoons of peppermint candy for garnish.
Add the remaining crushed candy to the batter. 
Grease a 13X9 inch baking pan.
Spread batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center comes out clean. 
Cool on wire rack.
In a microwave melt chocolate chips and shortening.
Stir until smooth.
Spread glaze over brownies.
Sprinkle remaining crushed peppermint candy on top. 

I absolutely love peppermint!
And adding it to brownies is a match made in heaven in my book.
This recipe is so simple and easy to make.
These brownies are sure to be a hit with everyone you share them with!
What is your favorite flavor of the Holiday Season?