An easy way to make a simple brownie recipe look festive for the holidays is to bake it in a Snowflake cake pan. I received the Nordic Ware Snowflake Baking Pan free for Holiday feature. It has already come in handy for a snowflake shaped cake a la the Frozen movie.
I enjoy baking with Nordic Ware shaped baking pans. They have a large selection of Fall and Winter Pans that can create the most beautiful shaped desserts, breads and dishes. Which Nordic Ware pans do you think would be a lovely holiday gift idea for the baker?
As much as I love to bake homemade treats from scratch, I am also a fan of using baking mixes when I’m in a hurry. I don’t mind grabbing a box of my favorite brownie mixes (Ghiradelli) when I need a quick and easy dessert. Honestly, their brownie mixes are better than any I have ever made from scratch anyway.
For the holidays, I’m doctoring the brownies up a little bit with Andes Peppermint Baking Chips. I just discovered these peppermint baking chips last holiday season. They are so good in so many things – like this peppermint brownie recipe. And this White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn recipe.
Yes, I am calling it a recipe, even though technically it’s not really a recipe. Maybe I should just call it “Directions.” Either way, you’ll need a box of brownie mix (18 oz) and a cup of Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips. Bake and Serve it in your Nordic Ware Snowflake Baking Pan. If you don’t have the Snowflake pan, use an 8×8 baking dish.
Peppermint Chip Chocolate Brownie Recipe Directions
1. Prepare your brownie mix according to box directions.
2. Stir in 1 cup of Andes Peppermint Baking Chips.
3. Pour brownie batter into prepared baking dish and bake according to package directions.
Once your brownies are done, take them out of the oven and allow them to cool. They are ready to eat as-is or you can give them what I call the Snowed-On look by sprinkling them with a little bit of powdered sugar. Either way, they are especially delicious served warm topped with vanilla ice cream.