WHITE CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT BROWNIES
It’s officially the time of the year where it is acceptable to listen to Christmas Music while baking.
Here is actual footage of me entering Kitchen today…
To kick the Christmas baking season off I made these White Chocolate Peppermint Brownies. Easy but a little fancy with the peppermint and ganache (ganache is the fanciest sounding thing you can make in the microwave). You’re office Christmas Potluck will LOVE IT!
White Chocolate Peppermint Brownies
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate (1/2 cup)
¾ cup butter
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 ¾ cups white chocolate peppermint squares or chips (divided)
6 ounces semisweet chocolate (3/4 cup)
1/3 cup whole milk
Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 13in x 9in baking pan.
Melt chocolate and butter together on the stovetop over low heat or in the microwave at 45 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until completely melted. Stir until smooth. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl.
Add granulated sugar and mix until combined. Sugar will not dissolve completely and the mixture will be grainy.
Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
Add flour and salt and mix by hand with a wooden spoon or spatula or with a mixer a low speed until just combined. Be careful to not over mix.
Add 1 cup of white chocolate peppermint squares (or chips) and fold in with a wooden spoon or spatula until evenly distributed.
Pour batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until brownies are set and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
While brownies are cooling prepare the ganache by placing semi sweet chocolate into a medium mixing bowl.
Heat milk until it just starts to simmer and then pour over chocolate. Let sit, undisturbed, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until chocolate looks soft.
Whisk chocolate and milk together until smooth and then pour the ganache over the brownies.
Sprinkle the remaining ¾ cup of white chocolate peppermint squares over the ganache.
Let sit for at least 1 hour prior to serving to allow ganache to harden.