Candy Cane Peanut Butter Brownies #CandyCaneHacks
 
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A light, moist dark chocolate brownie topped with chocolate peanut butter and sprinkled with peppermint candy.
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Recipe type: Brownies
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • Frosting:
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 cup crushed candy canes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray; set a side
  3. In a large sauce pan, melt the butter. Take off the burner and add sugar and peppermint and vanilla extract. Mix until the sugar starts to melt. Stir in one egg at a time. Stir in cocoa powder, until well combined. Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until well combined and no flour streaks show. Pour batter into prepared baking pan, smooth out the top. Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes until the center comes out clean with a toothpick.
  4. Let the brownies cool completely.
  5. To make frosting; in a microwave safe bowl, add peanut butter, until melted, about 40 seconds. Stir in powdered sugar and coconut oil. Spread over top of brownies. Top brownies with crushed candy canes.
Notes
The calories maybe a little less, I had leftover frosting.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 brownie Calories: 224 Fat: 14 Carbohydrates: 24 Sugar: 17 Sodium: 59 Fiber: 2 Protein: 4
Recipe by Peanut Butter and Peppers at http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2014/12/19/candy-cane-peanut-butter-brownies-candycanehacks/