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Peppermint Brownie Trifles

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!

Peppermint Brownie Trifles

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

Peppermint Brownie Trifles

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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.

MAKE CHEESECAKE:

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.

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2 comments on “Peppermint Brownie Trifles”

  1. What beautiful and totally festive trifles! Loving all the lovely flavours and how impressive do they look? Wish we had peeps in Aus! 

  2. Peppermint and chocolate were made to go together! Love this 🙂

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