Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Peppermint Bark Brownies

Hope you entered the Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Giveaway Contest yesterday. It's not too late. Contest continues until December 2.

The Ghirardelli Chocolate site has a great recipe for one of my favorite holiday treats: Peppermint Bark Brownies. These are great to serve or give away as gifts. I like to give gifts in unique containers, and old tins are my gift giving choice. I collect tins all year at the Flea Market, the White Elephant Sale.. and my own garage. You never know what you'll find where.

I'm not adverse to using mixes, and I like Ghirardelli chocolate, and this packaged mix is really good. Of course, you can always use your own brownie recipe and follow the same steps. Want to make these brownies even more chocolalte-y? Add chocolate chunks to the batter.

Peppermint Bark Brownies

Brownies:
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup water
1 egg
1- 20 oz package or 1 pouch Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix

Peppermint Topping:
2 cups (12 oz) Ghirardelli Classic White Chips
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/3 cup crushed peppermint candy (about 16 hard, round candies)

Preparation
Preheat oven to 350°F. For Brownie: In medium bowl, blend together oil, water and egg.
Add brownie mix and stir until moistened.
Spoon batter into lightly greased 13x9x2-inch pan.
Bake 24-26 minutes. Let brownies cool completely.

For Peppermint Topping: 
Place white chips and vegetable oil in small bowl.
Microwave at 50% power for approximately 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
Spread melted white chocolate over cooled brownie.
Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy. Let topping set before cutting.

Photo: Ghirardelli Chocolate company

1 comment:

Jo said...

I can't wait to try this with my own brownie recipe- and I made the coffee chocolate chip cookies the other day- fabulous! Its on my latest blog: http://baked-love.blogspot.com/2010/11/corn-bread-stuffing-and-more.html