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Oh boy the holidays are right around the corner and I have to say I am in no way ready for them to be here so soon. This year our family has been thrown for a loop at this very time Mr.Pinkcakeplate is preparing for his second knee replacement so I am sitting with him waiting for him to go back into surgery. I know its crazy. I still want to have some sense of the holidays and our holiday traditions. Every year since we have been married all the “girls” in the family gather together for one day to bake and put together our holiday treat plates. Well this year I think were going to put it on hold there is just too much going on this year but I still came up with a new and delicious “treat” for my cookie plate. These Black and White Peppermint Brownies will be a hit on any cookie tray!
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I have to admit I love to bake from scratch but sometimes especially when I get crazy busy I just don’t have time to bake from scratch. So in order to help me along I will use a box mix and these Black and White Peppermint Brownies are no exception. I started with one of my favorite Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Brownie mix and added my own touches to it. I used delicious butter in place of some of the oil called for in the instructions. I also added a generous teaspoon of good vanilla. Cant go wrong with fresh butter and good vanilla.
These brownies are pretty easy. I baked them in a 9″x13″ pan and let them cool completely. Using a round cookie cutter I cut out as many round brownies as I could. I wanted them a little on the small side so I used a 3″ cookie cutter. I placed them on a cookie sheet and popped them in the freezer for about 30minutes. While the brownies were chilling I melted my candy melts until they were complete melted.
Once the brownies are taken from the freezer I quickly dipped one half in the white melted candy. They were put back on the parchment paper, then sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy before the candy had hardened. Once the white candy had set remove the brownie from the paper and repeat the process with the dark chocolate candy. Let the brownies sit until the candy has completely hardened and there are your Black and White Peppermint Brownies.
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Black and White Peppermint Brownies
- Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Brownies
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1/4 cup soft butter
- 2 eggs
- 3 Tbs Water
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 8 oz white almond bark Candiquik
- 8 oz chocolate almond bark Candiquik
- 2-3 Tbs crushed peppermint candies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9"x13" pan with baking spray, set aside.
- Prepare brownies per package directions substituting part of the oil with butter and add vanilla. Spread batter evenly in prepared baking pan (I used a quarter sheet pan 9"x13") bake per package directions.Remove brownies from oven and allow to cool completely. When cool using a round cookie cutter cut out as many round brownies from the baked brownies. Placed the brownies on a parchment covered cookie sheet place in the freezer for about 30 minutes. While the brownies are chilling melt the almond bark per the package directions until completely melted.
- Remove brownies from the freezer and dip one half of each brownie in the white almond bark. Shake excess candy from brownie and place back on parchment paper. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy. When candy has hardened on brownies repeat the process with chocolate almond bark. Allow candy to harden and enjoy!
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