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November 25, 2014

Candy Cane Brownie Bites

Chocolatey, moist mini Brownies topped with a White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkled with crushed candy cane ~ perfect sweet treat for Christmas ! #Christmas  #Brownies www.WithABlast.net

If you follow With A Blast you should know by now that I love anything, especially food, in miniature size ! These Candy Cane Brownie Bites are just that, about 2 bites and it's gone. A very good reason to have another one or five ;-)

A few days ago, I spotted some candy cane at our local Woolworths store and quickly grabbed a couple of containers. Hardly any of our usual stores we go to, keep candy cane in stock at Christmas time, so when I find them, I grab them as if there is no tomorrow !

Chocolatey, moist mini Brownies topped with a White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkled with crushed candy cane ~ perfect sweet treat for Christmas ! #Christmas  #Brownies www.WithABlast.net

You would not find me eating a candy cane as is, I like them crushed {fine, medium or rough} sprinkled over an actual treat. I do however, like to use whole candy canes as a decoration or to stir a hot chocolate drink, and then also the kids like to eat them whole {by kids I really mean, Cheri !}

This is a very basic Brownie recipe, moist, very soft and so very chocolatey ... You can also make them in a standard cupcake size - but adjust the baking time to around 18 - 20 minutes.

The added White Chocolate to the Frosting makes it not only holding up better and longer, but it also adds a very creamy, chocolate taste, which is wonderful with the slightly sourness of the Cream Cheese.

I have made these same Brownies, using my Babycakes Cupcake Maker, as well as baked them in the oven and both ways are just fine {the cupcake maker is of course way quicker!}

Candy Cane Brownie Bites

24 Brownie Bites

INGREDIENTS:

2 Eggs
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
1/4 t Salt
1 t Baking Powder
1 t Vanilla
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Butter, melted
1/2 cup + 2 TB Flour
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips

FROSTING:

250g Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 t Vanilla
100g White Chocolate, broken
3 1/2 cups Icing Sugar
1/4 cup Candy Cane, crushed

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - line or spray 2 x 12 hole mini muffin pans with cooking oil.
2.) Beat together the Eggs, Cocoa, Salt, Baking Powder and Vanilla until well mixed.
3.) Stir in the Sugar and Butter - mix well.
4.) Add the Flour - stir to mix - add the Chocolate Chips and stir until combined.
5.) Divide the batter between the 2 mini muffin pans - bake 12 minutes or until a tester comes out clean - remove from oven - let sit for 5 minutes - transfer baked brownie bites to a cooling rack to cool completely.
6.) Meanwhile, prepare the Frosting - beat together the Cream Cheese and Vanilla until smooth - melt the White Chocolate and whilst beating the Cream Cheese add the Chocolate - beat until well combined.
7.) Add the Icing Sugar by the cupful - beat well after each addition.

Pipe or spoon the Frosting over the cooled Brownie Bites and sprinkle with crushed Candy Cane - chill for 15 - 20 minutes before serving.

ps: Any leftover Frosting will keep well in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days {maybe longer, but mine have never lasted that long!}

Chocolatey, moist mini Brownies topped with a White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkled with crushed candy cane ~ perfect sweet treat for Christmas ! #Christmas #Brownies www.WithABlast.net


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14 comments:

  1. My youngest son loves brownies and anything with peppermint-- I think this is the treat made for him-- thanks!

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  2. Mmmmm I'm definitely going to make these this holiday season!!!

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  3. Oooo these look good, thanks for the recipe, I'm pinning for nearer to Christmas.
    (I miss Woolworths, they went bust here in the UK - it was such a great shop!)

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  4. YUM!! miniature bites are usually dangerous for me! i go a little over board and usually just say "well, they were small!" to justify! definitely pinning and trying these bad boys!!

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  5. Another yummy one Linda! Great share xo

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  6. These look amazing! Found your recipe over at Show & Tell Linky Party. Pinned :)

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  7. Yummy, these look amazing. I have some brownie mix in the pantry. I might have to pick up some cream cheese and try these.

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  8. This looks so good! Festive + pretty = perfect :D

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  9. What a lovely recipe to use candy canes. :)

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  10. YUM! 2 bites is all I need! This looks like a super sweet and yummy recipe!

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  11. These look so good! They're so cute too!

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  12. This looks absolutely amazing! I am doing this tonight! Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. These look delish! Thanks for linking up last week at Creative Spark link Party hope you will stop by again today and link up! http://bit.ly/1yf1bP4

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