Leftover Candy Cane Brownies
 
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Recipe type: Bar Cookies - Brownies
Serves: 8 - 16
Ingredients
The Brownies
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup natural cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking poowder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup crushed candy canes [divided - some will be used in the frosting]
The Frosting
  • 2 ounces soft butter
  • 3 ounces soft cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 & ½ cups 10X sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons cream or milk, if needed
  • 1 -2 ounces semi sweet chocolate, melted
Instructions
  1. Generously butter an 8 x8 or 7 x 10 baking dish and set aside
  2. Preheat oven to 350ยบ
The Brownies
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the 4 ounces of butter.
  2. Mix in the granulated sugar and cocoa powder until thoroughly combined. Allow to cool for 5 minutes or so.
  3. Mix in the eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and 2 tablespoons of the crushed candy canes.
  5. Mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture, just until combined.
  6. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared baking dish and place on middle rack in the oven.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with no more than a few moist crumbs.
  8. Cool completely.
Frosting
  1. Beat the butter and cream cheese together.
  2. Slowly beat in the sugar.
  3. Beat in the vanilla, and then if needed, the milk or cream until a spreadable consistency is reached.
  4. Stir in 1 & ½ tablespoons of the crushed candy canes.
Finish
  1. Spread the frosting over the brownies and drizzle with the melted chocolate. Sprinkle the reserved ½ tablespoon of crushed candy canes over the top. Cut into squares to serve. Store in the refrigerator.
Recipe by The Creekside Cook at http://thecreeksidecook.com/leftover-candy-cane-brownies/