Rich brownies are topped with a peanut butter pudding frosting, making this a recipe the whole family will love. These are perfect for a potluck, bake sale or yummy after-dinner treat. —Amy Crook, Syracuse, Utah
We have lots of great cooks in our clan, so adding to our collection of family recipes is a tradition. I came up with these moist nut-covered brownies while doing my Christmas baking. Now everyone requests them.
This mix is so pretty when packaged as a gift, with the crushed peppermints sparkling against the dark chocolate colors. I like to give this in a gift basket with red and white napkins. I like to print the baking instructions neatly on an index card to include with the mix, and decorate with Christmas stickers.
I don't know where I got this recipe, but I've had it for over 30 years - it's written on an old yellow piece of paper. Adding chocolate chips was my idea. When my children were in school, I found out they were selling these brownies to their friends!
-Marjorie Hoyt, Center Conway, New Hampshire
These little cakes are deceiving because despite how thin they are, they are still very rich and filling. Instead of crescent moons, you can also cut them into circles to celebrate the Harvest Moon.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen