Peppermint Brownie Trifles
Peppermint might be one of my favorite flavors, especially during the holiday season! ♥
And another FAVORITE of mine is PEEPS®, if you know me, you know that I love Peeps®. During the holiday season my favorite kind of PEEPS® is their PEEPS® Chocolate Dipped Candy Cane Flavored Chicks, seriously they are delicious.
So today, I thought I would make a super easy holiday dessert using my favorite PEEPS®. These Peppermint Brownie Trifles are layered with cheesecake brownie bites, whip cream, hot fudge, and crushed candy canes. Top of the brownie trifles with a PEEPS® Chocolate Dipped Candy Cane Flavored Chick to make them super cute and even more delicious!
JUST A FEW BAKING TIPS:
✓ LINE YOUR BAKING PAN: To make it super easy for you to cut these brownies into squares, line your 9×13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving enough overhang on the sides and spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray. Once the brownies have cooled lift the brownies out of the pan, folding down the aluminum foil sides. Use a sharp knife to cut these brownies into squares and enjoy!
★ Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make my Cheesecake Brownie recipe!
✓ CRUSHING CANDY CANES: To crush the candy canes, I like to use a food processor but if you don’t have a food processor you can place the candy canes in a ziplock bag and using a rolling pin smash the candy canes.
STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO MAKE THESE PEPPERMINT BROWNIE TRIFLES:
Peppermint Brownie Trifles
Yield: 6 Trifles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35-40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
PEPPERMINT CHEESECAKE BROWNIE BITES
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate bars, chopped
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- peppermint brownie bites
- 1/2 cup hot fudge topping
- 1 (8oz.) tub cool whip, thawed
- 1/2 cup candy canes, crushed
- 6 PEEPS® Chocolate Dipped Candy Cane Flavored Chicks
PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line 9x13 inch baking pan with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides; coat the foil with cooking spray. Set aside.
MAKE THE BROWNIES:
STEP 1: In a medium bowl, melt butter and chopped semisweet chocolate together. Let cool slightly.
STEP 2: Stir in sugar and eggs.
STEP 3: Whisk in flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
STEP 4: Pour brownie batter into prepared pan. Set aside.
STEP 5: Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and peppermint extract until smooth.
STEP 6: Swirl the cream cheese mixture into the brownie batter in the pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool before cutting into squares.
MAKE THE TRIFLES:
STEP 7: In 6 small dessert cups, alternately layer brownie bites, hot fudge topping, whip cream, and crushed candy canes, ending with whip cream, crushed candy canes, and a PEEPS® Chocolate Dipped Candy Cane Flavored Chick. Serve immediately.
This post is sponsored by my friends at PEEPS®.