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Peppermint-Fudge Brownie Mix

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Makes

2 dozen

With the crushed peppermints sparkling against the dark chocolate, this mix is so pretty! I package the jar in a gift basket with red and white napkins, and then tuck in the baking instructions neatly printed on an index card. —Barbara Burge, Los Gatos, California
Peppermint-Fudge Brownie Mix Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  1. In a 1-qt. glass jar, layer flour, cocoa, sugar, chocolate chips and peppermint candies, pressing down to fit if needed. Cover and store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 1 batch (about 4 cups mix).
  2. To prepare brownies: Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, until blended. Gradually add brownie mix, mixing well. If desired, stir in walnuts. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  3. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 brownie: 207 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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