When it is Christmastime, I just can’t get enough of the chocolate and peppermint combination. Let’s face it, I love chocolate and pretty much anything, but peppermint and chocolate may possibly be one of the greatest combos ever, especially for this time of the year!
This recipe came as a result of the need to make a bake sale treat a couple of weeks ago for my kids’ music school. I love the way it turned out because the recipe couldn’t get any easier, the packaging makes it bake-sale ready, it’s festive for the holidays, and it’s pretty to look at.
For these minty brownies you will need a box of brownie mix, crushed peppermint candies, and peppermint extract.
Make the brownies according to the package. Stir in 1 tsp of peppermint extract and 1/3 cup crushed candies. Then divide your batter into sprayed muffin tins. Your time in the oven will be shorter too. Start checking the doneness around 15 minutes in.
My husband was actually shocked to hear how basic this recipe was. When I told him how it was done, his response was, “That’s it?” Yes. That’s it people.
Put each brownie cupcake into a clear plastic cup. Pipe on some store-bought frosting, and top with more crushed candies.
If these are on their way to a bake sale, or even a classroom party, go ahead and wrap each cup in cellophane and tie a fork on. Lastly, get these cute and simple printable tags to top your treats. (I entered my own text in, yours come blank for customizing!)
There you have it! A festive, cute, YUMMY, and transportable Christmas treat!
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