Today, I’m sharing another holiday dessert recipe.
(sorry, not sorry)
I don’t know what it is about the holidays. All I want to do is bake all day everyday… so I do.
In between the multiple batches of gingerbread dough (four) and sweet rolls (one… at this point), I needed something easy to set out during our family Christmas tree decorating dinner. Since we were doing a “snack dinner” of little bites we could eat while hanging ornaments, I knew that an iced cookie or piece of cake wouldn’t work.
So I decided to make brownies.
The perfect one-handed dessert.
I took my dark chocolate brownie recipe and added some peppermint bark and viola!
PEPPERMINT BARK BROWNIES.
They have all the flavor of the holiday season and are ready to eat in 45 minutes.
Which means that when you always have dessert at your fingertips this holiday season.
To make the brownies, make a batch of my Dark Chocolate Brownies and stop before adding the second portion of chocolate chips.
And add in some peppermint bark chunks! I bought a bag of pre-chunked bark, but you can totally buy a tin and chunk it up yourself.
Stir everything to combine and pour it into a prepared 9×9-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until set.
Then slice up and dig in.
With a huge glass of cold milk, please!
(also, how cute are these little milk jug glasses?)
I hope you are having a wonderful and healthy holiday season!
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut up
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup peppermint bark chunks
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9”x9” baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
- In a medium-sized saucepan, melt butter, sugar, and water together until sugar is dissolved and the mixture just begins to bubble. The butter might not be completely melted, but that’s ok! Remove saucepan from heat.
- Stir in 1 cup of chocolate chips into the butter-sugar mixture. Mix until chocolate is melted.
- In a separate bowl, beat eggs with vanilla. Slowly add the egg mixture into the chocolate mixture, stirring constantly.
- Slowly add the flour mixture into the chocolate-egg mixture. Stir gently until completely combined.
- Stir in the one cup peppermint bark chunks. Pour batter into baking pan.
- Bake 30-35 minutes – the middle will still be gooey.
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