Peppermint Cloud Brownies

Chocolate brownies are topped with marshmallows then sprinkled with minty candy to make the fluffy clouds on these holiday bars.

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Peppermint Cloud Brownies

Yield: 16 brownie squares Prep 18 mins Start to Finish 45 mins

Ingredients

Brownies
  • 8 tablespoons  (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
  • 2 ounces  semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup  unsweetened cocoa
  • 3/4 cup  packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 2/3 cup  (2-1/2 oz) chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup  milk
Topper
  • 1 1/3 cups  mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons  crushed peppermint sticks

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8-inch square pan and line with a strip of parchment overhanging on two sides. Butter parchment; set aside.

2. In a saucepan, melt butter, chocolate and cocoa on low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, eggs, flour, salt, nuts, milk and vanilla until combined.

3. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake until just set, 20 min. Remove from oven, top with marshmallows and bake until marshmallows are puffed, another 5 min. Immediately sprinkle with peppermint. Cool in pan. Loosen edges and lift brownies from pan using parchment. Use a buttered knife to cut into squares. Store airtight up to 1 day. Makes 16 brownie squares.

Storage

  • Store in a single layer in an airtight container. Freeze up to 2 months or store at room temperature up to 24 hours.

Nutrition Facts

  • cal.(kcal)205,
  • Fat, total(g)12,
  • chol.(mg)44,
  • sat. fat(g)6,
  • carb.(g)24,
  • fiber(g)2,
  • pro.(g)2,
  • sodium(mg)60,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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