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Peppermint Bonbon Brownies

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 48

Get a triple hit of chocolate with a rich brownie, a minty filling with chocolate chips and a creamy chocolate frosting. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Brownies

4
ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
1
cup butter or margarine
2
cups granulated sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
4
eggs
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt

Peppermint Cream Cheese Filling

2
packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup granulated sugar
2
teaspoons peppermint extract
1
egg
8
drops green food color
1/2
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Chocolate Frosting

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
tablespoons corn syrup
2
tablespoons water
2
ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
3/4
to 1 cup powdered sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with shortening or cooking spray. In 1-quart saucepan, melt 4 ounces chocolate and 1 cup butter over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth; remove from heat. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat all Peppermint Cream Cheese Filling ingredients except chocolate chips with spoon until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips; set aside.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat chocolate-butter mixture, 2 cups granulated sugar, the vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed 1 minute, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in flour and salt on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on medium speed 1 minute.
  • 4
    Spread half of batter (about 2 1/2 cups) in pan. Spread filling over batter. Carefully spread remaining batter over filling. Gently swirl through batters with knife for marbled design.
  • 5
    Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 6
    Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons butter, the corn syrup and water to boiling; remove from heat. Add 2 ounces chocolate, stirring until melted. Stir in powdered sugar until spreadable. Spread brownies with frosting. Cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Line baking pan with foil to make cleanup and cutting bars easy. http://www.bettycrocker.com/baking/basics/tips_and_techniques.aspx?gid=40943

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories
175
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
0%
Saturated Fat
6g
0%
Cholesterol
40mg
0%
Sodium
90mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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