Tight Wad in Utah: Brownie Cream Cheese Peppermint Bars (Guest Post)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Brownie Cream Cheese Peppermint Bars (Guest Post)

Here's a great recipe for this wonderful holiday season! This recipe is so delicious and easy that it got me on Good Morning America this past week! In case you missed it, you can watch it right here

Try these bars out this Christmas! They only take 6 common ingredients that you probably already have! Perfect to make on those busy days that are going to sneak up on you! These are decadent, creamy bars that have a little something for everyone! Give them a whirl today! 

Brownie Cream Cheese Peppermint Bars
yield: 12+
1 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 family-sized box brownie mix
2 (8oz.) packages cream cheese
2 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
2 teaspoons peppermint extract, divided
4 candy canes, crushed
Make brownie batter according to package directions, but add 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract.
Bake according to package directions and set aside to cool.
Spray a 9-by-13” rectangular pan with non-stick cooking spray and spread cookie dough along the bottom, creating an even layer. Bake cookie dough according to package directions, until edges are golden brown. Set aside to cool.

Once brownies have cooled, remove any hard edges and discard (or eat!). Scrape the rest of the baked brownies into a large bowl. Combine brownies with cream cheese to create a thick mixture that is generally uniform in color. Scoop this mixture onto the baked and cooled cookie dough. Smooth the top.

Over a double boiler, melt white chocolate and 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract. Spread melted chocolate over the cookie-brownie mixture, sprinkle with candy canes and let cool. Once chocolate has hardened, cut into bars and enjoy!
Lauren from Lauren's Latest
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d said...

i need these in my mouth RIGHT NOW :)
but i don't have white chocolate, darn!

Audrey @ Tight Wad in Utah said...

That's my problem too! Just seeing the ingredients make me salivate. :)

Yona said...

i recently fell in love with the Peppermint Brownie at Starbucks and I am dying to try out this recipe. Bookmarked!!!!!