Peppermint patty brownies
Yum, yum, and yum. Three layers of goodness. A brownie topped with peppermint frosting, finished off with ganache and crushed candy. I am such a lover of all things peppermint and this fits the bill perfectly.
If you want to go the full homemade route, by all means, make your brownies from scratch. I was definitely going for quick and easy, so I used a boxed mix. But with the peppermint layer and the creamy ganache, even my humble boxed brownies reached great heights.
Recipe: Peppermint Patty Brownies
(adapted from how sweet it is)
your favorite boxed mix and necessary ingredients
Peppermint Patty Layer:
2 c. powdered sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
3 Tbsp. evaporated milk
1/4 tsp. vegetable oil
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
1/2 c. dark chocolate chips
2-3 Tbsp. evaporated milk
chopped candy cane Hershey kisses or crushed candy canes
Prepare brownies according to package directions, or make them using your favorite brownie recipe. While brownies are cooling, mix peppermint patty frosting. Combine powdered sugar, butter, evaporated milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until smooth and creamy. Spread over brownies and place in refrigerator until set, about 30 minutes.
To make ganache, gently heat evaporated milk until warm and pour it over chocolate. Stir for a few minutes until smooth and creamy. Spread on top of the peppermint layer. Sprinkle with chopped candy cane Hershey kisses or crushed candy canes.