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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

Peppermint Brownie Trifles

Yield: 6 Trifles

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35-40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

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Ingredients:

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
TRIFLES
  • 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

Directions:

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 Responses to “Peppermint Brownie Trifles”

  1. Jessica @ Sweetest Menu — December 1, 2015 at 4:07 pm

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

  2. Medha @ Whisk & Shout — December 1, 2015 at 9:22 am

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

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