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Peppermint Fudge Brownies

 Peppermint Fudge Brownies
This is a delicious brownie dressed up with creamy peppermint frosting and drizzled with chocolate ganache.
9 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (8-inch square pan size)
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons plus 5 teaspoons heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 to 2 drops green food coloring, optional

Directions

  • Prepare and bake brownies according to package directions. Cool on a
  • wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small
  • saucepan, bring 3 tablespoons cream just to a boil. Pour over
  • chocolate; whisk until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners'
  • sugar, extract, remaining cream and food coloring if desired. Beat
  • until smooth. Frost brownies. Drizzle chocolate over top. Yield: 9
  • brownies.
Nutritional Facts: 1 brownie equals 407 calories, 22 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 224 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.