I don’t know about you but I’m such a sucker for anything seasonal. It’s hard for me to walk past a Starbucks during the holidays and bypass buying a festive coffee. Have you tried the Creme Brulee Latte?? I hope you have and you what I’m talking about. It’s heaven in a red recyclable cup. If you haven’t, do your self a favor and get one. It’s worth every calorie.
One of my favorite Holiday flavor combonations is peppermint & chocolate. Yes, it makes me think of Starbucks delicious drink but it also reminds me of a favorite holiday treat. As a kid I loved brownies & peppermint ice cream. I’d ask my Mom to heat up the brownie and I loved how the ice cream would be really soft and melt into the chocolate treat.
This holiday season, I wanted to re-create my favorite holiday treat but in a less messy way. I know it’s cold in Chicago right now, but I don’t think giving people gifts of brownies & ice cream is very transportable.
I saw a recipe on Real Simple for White Chocolate & Peppermint Brownies…. but I think this recipe has been given the wrong name. After making it, I started calling it Milk Chocolate Brownies with White Chocolate Peppermint Bark. It’s a bit more descriptive and sounds a bit more decadent!
This recipe is really easy and you probably have all of the ingredients already! (Well, all I needed to buy was the white chocolate but that was it.) I think these brownies are great as gifts.Just head down to your local Walgreens and buy a cute holiday tin. I bought one for under two bucks.
Milk Chocolate Brownies with White Chocolate Peppermint Bark (from Real Simple)
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 6 ounces white chocolate, chopped
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 1/3 cup chopped peppermint candies (about 15 candies)
7. Holding the paper overhang, lift the brownies out of the pan and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 16 squares (4 rows by 4 rows).