Tuesday, November 23, 2010

brownie bites with peppermint frosting

More Christmas baking! This recipe makes about 2 dozen, but you will probably want to double it...they are chewy, chocolatey, and Christmasy. They can be made without the peppermint flavouring if you're a plain chocolate kind of person.

Brownie Bites
*adapted from Holiday Cheer magazine

3/4 C. sugar
3 Tbsp. melted butter
2 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg white
2/3 C. flour
1/2 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt

Combine sugar, butter, honey, vanilla and egg white. Mix well.

Sift in remaining ingredients to form a sticky dough.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Press to flatten slightly.

Bake at 350 for about 7-8 minutes or until tops of brownies have cracked slightly. Let cool.

Peppermint Frosting

1 C. icing sugar
1 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. butter, softened
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
2 oz. white chocolate, melted and cooled
candies for topping (optional)

Mix icing sugar, milk and butter until well combined.

Stir in peppermint and melted white chocolate.

Swirl 1 tsp. of frosting on top of cooled brownies. Top with candies...

or leave white!

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