Saturday, December 19, 2009

Peppermint Brownies

My oldest son Kellan needed some treats for a work party. We needed enough for a large crowd. We decided to make peppermint brownies and carmels . We think they turned out great. I combined a couple of recipes to get the volume we needed. This recipe requires a jelly roll sized pan and not the 9 x 13 you may be used to.
Peppermint Brownies for a Crowd
3 cups sugar
1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp cocoa (I prefer Dutch-it is darker)
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups melted butter
5 eggs
2 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
Mix together and spread on a buttered cookie sheet (standard stainless steel). Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 30 minutes. Be sure to not overcook. Frost

Peppermint Layer:
4 C powdered sugar
8T butter, softened
3 t peppermint extract
2 T milk
pink food coloring …Mix together until smooth and creamy
Chocolate Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
3 1/2 tsp cocoa (I used 6 TBLS of regular cocoa)
6 TBsp milk
1 tsp vanilla)
Powdered Sugar--I have never measured. I just add until I get the consistency I want. If it becomes too thick I just add a little more milk.
Mix  together butter,cocoa and milk( I microwaved them for 1 minute 30 secs),  add powdered sugar and vanilla. You can add crushed candy canes into the  chocolate frosting or sprinkle 


1 comment:

Loved Ever said...

nice taste . good job and keep posting .
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