No one can resist these easy-to-make extra fudgy brownies topped with a generous amount of candy cane frosting. The perfect excuse to use those extra candy canes.
There’s no surprise Christmas is my favorite time of the year. The smell of fresh tree, the hot cocoa, the lights, the presents but above all the candy cane! I love anything candy cane and already looking for excuses to get my hands on some more. Good thing they are cheap and widely available, right?
My husband on the other hand, he’s not friends with candy cane. Or so I thought until he ate half of these brownies in one day. And I’m not blaming him! You see, these are not just some boring brownies with candy cane flavored frosting on top.
No, these brownies are one of the best brownies I’ve made! They are so rich, so dense and so fudgy! To make them even more irresistible, I finished them with a generous amount of peppermint buttercream and crushed candy cane! Cut them is small pieces and have a glass of milk close by, you’ll need it!
The process of making these irresistible fudgy brownies starts with melted chocolate. 6 ounces of chocolate goodness for a pan of brownies. But that’s not all, these brownies have unsweetened cocoa powder added to the batter as well. Double chocolate richness!
You see why no one could resist them? They are uber-decadent!
As I said, start my melting semi-sweet chocolate with butter until smooth. Place it in a mixing bowl and beat for few minutes until warm to the touch. Add the sugar, followed by the eggs, flour and cocoa powder.
Once all the ingredients are mixed in, the batter is very rich and fudgy. The sign of an incredible delicious brownie! Bake the brownies for 40 minutes, not a minute longer! If you bake the brownies longer, they will turn out dry and no one wants dry and crumbly brownies, right?
To finish the brownies, you need to make the candy cane frosting, for which you’ll need room temperature butter, powder sugar, International delight peppermint coffee creamer and a few drops of red food color. Since the frosting uses peppermint coffee creamer there’s no need to add peppermint extract.
If you want to take the brownies to the next level, add crushed candy cane both to the frosting and as finishing touches.
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