Baby, it’s cold outside. Not just cold. Super cold for this time of year. It didn’t even hit 20 degrees here today. We considered going to the town’s Christmas celebration, but decided that staying home sounded like a much warmer idea. The little one was sad about missing out on all the Christmas goodies, though, so instead we made Easy Peppermint Brownies.
The recipe for Easy Peppermint Brownies is super simple. You start by baking your favorite brownie recipe. I do have a favorite brownie recipe, but this was a last minute idea so we used boxed mix. I’ll spare you the preparation pictures.
While the brownies are baking, make a confectioner’s sugar glaze. For this particular recipe, I mixed 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar with one tablespoon of water and one tablespoon of peppermint extract. You may want to use more or less water depending on the consistency you like. I wanted mine to be thin.
Also while you’re waiting for the brownies, crush up some peppermint candies. For easy peppermint brownies I usually use a big peppermint stick, but it’s perfectly fine to use starlight mints, candy canes, or candy cane minis.
When the brownies are finished baking, let them cool. Next, drizzle with the glaze and top with the crushed candy.
That’s all there is to it! Easy peppermint brownies make a quick and delicious treat, a fast bake sale idea, and a simple and easy dessert for any day of the week!
This recipe would also be delicious with chocolate or cream cheese frosting for a different twist. You could even substitute different types of candy or mints on top to change the flavor a bit.
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