Peppermint Brownies

Total Time: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling.´╝îMakes: 2 dozen

My grandmother encouraged me to enter these mint brownies in the county fair some years ago—and they earned top honors! They’re a delicious treat to serve during the holidays. —Marcy Greenblatt, Redding, California

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup crushed peppermint candies
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 2 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350┬░. Line a 13×9-in. baking pan with foil and grease the foil; set pan aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together first 4 ingredients. In a large bowl, beat oil and sugar until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture; stir in peppermint candies. Spread into prepared pan.
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  4. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Spread glaze over brownies; sprinkle with candies. Cut into bars.

NutritionFacts

1 brownie: 225 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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