Peppermint Brownie Cupcakes

Gail Springsteen

By
@gail0925

Just discovered this recipe and adapted it to my liking. I love peppermint and chocolate in any form! Plus, despite my protests that it shouldn't even appear before the day after Thanksgiving, I'm seeing Christmas EVERYWHERE already (today is Halloween), and I am starting to look at things I'd like to make for the season. This one is on the list for sure!!! I could even see making them as mini-cupcakes (bite-sized is nice when putting treats on a platter).

This is not my photo; it was from Countdown to Christmas B page and mentioned Betty Crocker. Could be either of theirs.


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Rating:

Serves:

12

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 box
family-sized brownie mix (for a 9 x 13 pan)
1/4 c
butter, melted
3
eggs
12
miniature chocolate-covered peppermint patties, unwrapped
3/4 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
3
2-inch candy canes, unwrapped, coarsely crushed

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place paper baking cups in each of 12 regular-sized muffin cups.

In medium bowl stir brownie mix, melted butter, and eggs until well blended.
2
Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Place a peppermint patty on top if batter in each cup and press down into batter about 1/4 inch. You could also put some batter in the bottom of the cup, lay the patty on top, and cover it with more batter, too.
3
Bake 18-22 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from pan onto cooling rack. Cool completely--about one hour.
4
In small microwaveable bowl, microwave chocolate chips on high about 1 minute; stir until smooth. Drizzle melted chocolate over top of each brownie cup. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids