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Christmas Brownies: A Festive Twist on a Classic Treat

Christmas Brownies

‘Tis the season to indulge in the rich and decadent flavors of Christmas, and what better way to do so than with a batch of festive Christmas brownies? This classic dessert gets a holiday makeover with the addition of seasonal ingredients and a touch of yuletide flair. Follow along as we guide you through crafting the perfect Christmas brownies that will delight your taste buds and spread joy to all who indulge.

Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup crushed candy canes
Festive sprinkles for decoration (optional)

Instructions

Preheat and Prepare:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides for easy removal. This ensures your brownies won’t stick and makes for simple cutting.

Mix the Wet Ingredients:

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter and granulated sugar until well combined. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract until the batter is smooth and glossy.

Combine Dry Ingredients:

In a separate bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing just until combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can affect the brownies’ texture.

Fold in White Chocolate Chips:

Gently fold in the white (or brown) chocolate chips, evenly distributing them throughout the batter. The addition of white chocolate adds a creamy and sweet element to each bite.

Spread the Batter:

Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly with a spatula. Ensure the batter reaches the corners for uniform baking.

Add Candy Cane Crunch:

Sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the top of the brownie batter. The candy canes will add a festive peppermint crunch and a burst of holiday flavor to every slice.

Bake to Perfection:

Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Remember, it’s better to slightly under-bake than to over-bake for a fudgy texture.

Cool and Decorate:

Allow the Christmas brownies to cool completely in the pan. Once cooled, lift the brownies out using the parchment paper overhang. Cut them into squares and, if desired, sprinkle festive holiday sprinkles on top for an extra touch of merriment.

Serve and Enjoy:

Arrange the Christmas brownies on a festive platter or package them in decorative boxes for gifting. Serve these delectable treats at holiday gatherings or savor them with loved ones around the fireplace.

These Christmas brownies are a delightful blend of rich chocolate, creamy white chocolate, and the festive crunch of candy canes. With their gooey texture and seasonal flair, they’re sure to become a cherished part of your holiday traditions. Share the joy of the season by treating yourself and your loved ones to these decadent Christmas brownies that encapsulate the magic of Christmas in every bite.

Nutritional Information

While these Christmas brownies are a delightful indulgence, it’s worth being mindful of their nutritional content. A typical serving (one medium-sized brownie) contains an average of 200-250 calories, with variations based on ingredient brands and specific measurements. The primary sources of calories come from the combination of butter, sugar, and white chocolate chips.

Additionally, these brownies provide a modest amount of protein and small amounts of essential nutrients. However, given their festive nature, it’s best to enjoy them in moderation as part of a well-balanced diet. Consider incorporating them into your holiday celebrations while being conscious of overall calorie intake for the day. If you have specific dietary concerns or preferences, you can adjust ingredients, such as using alternative sweeteners or whole grain flour, to align with your nutritional goals.

Christmas Brownies are delightful Christmas treats. But what about Christmas dinner? Check out our Honey Glazed Ham Recipe!


Christmas Brownies

Christmas Brownies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 pcs large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup white or brown chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crushed candy canes
  • festive sprinkles for decoration optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat and Prepare:
    Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides for easy removal. This ensures your brownies won't stick and makes for simple cutting.
  • Mix the Wet Ingredients:
    In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter and granulated sugar until well combined. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract until the batter is smooth and glossy.
  • Combine Dry Ingredients:
    In a separate bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing just until combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can affect the brownies' texture.
  • Fold in White Chocolate Chips:
    Gently fold in the white (or brown) chocolate chips, evenly distributing them throughout the batter. The addition of white chocolate adds a creamy and sweet element to each bite.
  • Spread the Batter:
    Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly with a spatula. Ensure the batter reaches the corners for uniform baking.
  • Add Candy Cane Crunch:
    Sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the top of the brownie batter. The candy canes will add a festive peppermint crunch and a burst of holiday flavor to every slice.
  • Bake to Perfection:
    Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Remember, it's better to slightly under-bake than to over-bake for a fudgy texture.
  • Cool and Decorate:
    Allow the Christmas brownies to cool completely in the pan. Once cooled, lift the brownies out using the parchment paper overhang. Cut them into squares and, if desired, sprinkle festive holiday sprinkles on top for an extra touch of merriment.
  • Serve and Enjoy:
    Arrange the Christmas brownies on a festive platter or package them in decorative boxes for gifting. Serve these delectable treats at holiday gatherings or savor them with loved ones around the fireplace.
Keyword Christmas Brownies, dessert, Holiday Dessert
Written by
Yunaleska

Yuna is a nurse and blogger. She loves to write about home, family, health, food, nature and current social issues.

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