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Old 12-05-2011, 04:02 AM   #1
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Favorite Peppermint Holiday Desserts

What are your favorite holiday desserts with peppermint? Here is my favorite:

Peppermint Brownies

1 package Ghiradelli Chocolate Brownie Mix
Eggs — however many it says on the box
Oil — however much it says on the box
Peppermint Schnapps — replace half the water it calls for with Peppermint Schnapps
2 oz mint chocolate chips or chunks, melted (Trader Joe’s has good mint dark chocolate chips)
2 (approx) Tbsp milk, half & half, or cream

1/2 cup Candy Canes pieces (smashed into little bits)



Prepare brownies according to package directions, only sub Peppermint Schnapps for 1/2 the water. (To make without alcohol, just add 1 tsp peppermint extract and do everything else the package instructions say). Grease a baking pan, pour in batter, and bake for 1/2 the baking time.
Meanwhile, melt mint chocolate with 1-2 Tbsp milk in microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring in between. Every 20 seconds, add a little more milk, half & half, or cream if necessary, and gently stir in until smooth. Chocolate should become a sauce consistency: runny enough so you can pour it, but still thick like hot fudge. After the brownies have baked for 1/2 the time, pull them out, drizzle the chocolate sauce over them, then sprinkle them with the candy cane shavings. Return to oven for the remaining bake time. (They may take a bit longer to cook, so put them in for more time if necessary but check often so they don’t overcook).

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Old 12-11-2011, 08:09 PM   #2
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Not really a dessert, but almost: Hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps!
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:11 PM   #3
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Peppermint stick cheesecake with an oreo cookie crust
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:37 PM   #4
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IMO, peppermint should not be included in any dessert, especially with chocolate. That combo I just don't see the appeal.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:27 PM   #5
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I love peppermint bark!
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I found a hot chocolate mix that had candy canes crunched up in it. Scrumptious!
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Favorite Peppermint Holiday Desserts What are your favorite holiday desserts with peppermint? Here is my favorite: [COLOR=#cc0000][U][B]Peppermint Brownies [/B][/U][/COLOR] [COLOR=black]1 package Ghiradelli Chocolate Brownie Mix[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Eggs — however many it says on the box[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Oil — however much it says on the box[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Peppermint Schnapps — replace half the water it calls for with Peppermint Schnapps[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]2 oz mint chocolate chips or chunks, melted (Trader Joe’s has good mint dark chocolate chips) 2 (approx) Tbsp milk, half & half, or cream[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]1/2 cup Candy Canes pieces (smashed into little bits) [/COLOR] Prepare brownies according to package directions, only sub Peppermint Schnapps for 1/2 the water. (To make without alcohol, just add 1 tsp peppermint extract and do everything else the package instructions say). Grease a baking pan, pour in batter, and bake for 1/2 the baking time. Meanwhile, melt mint chocolate with 1-2 Tbsp milk in microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring in between. Every 20 seconds, add a little more milk, half & half, or cream if necessary, and gently stir in until smooth. Chocolate should become a sauce consistency: runny enough so you can pour it, but still thick like hot fudge. After the brownies have baked for 1/2 the time, pull them out, drizzle the chocolate sauce over them, then sprinkle them with the candy cane shavings. Return to oven for the remaining bake time. (They may take a bit longer to cook, so put them in for more time if necessary but check often so they don’t overcook). 3 stars 1 reviews
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