Peppermint Brownies

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Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes plus cooling

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 9 servings


•1 package fudge brownie mix (8-inch square pan size)
•1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
•3 tablespoons plus 5 teaspoons heavy whipping cream, divided
•2 tablespoons butter, softened
•3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
•1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
•1 to 2 drops green food coloring, optional


•Prepare and bake brownies according to package directions. Cool on a wire rack.
• Meanwhile, place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring 3 tablespoons cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Set aside.
• In a small bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar, extract, remaining cream and food coloring if desired. Beat until smooth. Frost brownies. Drizzle chocolate over top. Yield: 9 brownies.


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