Christmas is right around the corner. The tree is decorated, the presents are bought. The advent calendar is almost complete.
Too Many treats have been made and consumed. It all just goes by way too quickly.
We still have a lot of Christmas festivities before Sunday, so I’ll be leaving you with one more treat this week as I take a short blogging break to enjoy time with family over the next few days.
These brownies came to mind after trying to figure out what to do with a ginormous bag of jumbo peppermint marshmallows that I bought on impulse at the grocery store one day. My sister actually gave me this idea, and I decided to go with it. These brownies definitely have a bit of holiday flair to them. I’ve been going crazy with the peppermint this year, and I’ve loved every minute of it. I had the jumbo marshmallows, so I cut them into pieces, but I later learned that you can also find these marshmallows in the regular small size. If you need one last holiday treat idea, these would be great!!
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas. I’ll be back next week with a few appetizer ideas (perfect for New Years) and some looking back at this past year. I can’t believe it’s almost over!
A boxed brownie mix is given a holiday makeover. Peppermint brownies are topped with peppermint marshmallows and more chocolate and nuts for a delicious treat.
- 1 brownie mix (13x9 family size) plus ingredients to make brownies
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 25 jumbo peppermint marshmallows, cut into fourths
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- Mix the brownie mix according to the box directions, adding in the 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract. Grease an 8×8 or 9×9-inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Pour the prepared mix into the pan and bake according to the box directions.
- When the brownies are done, remove from the oven. Place the marshmallows on top, then sprinkle on the chocolate chips and pecans. Return to the oven for 5 minutes, or until the marshmallows have started to melt and puff.
- Let cool before serving.
There is more peppermint out there!
Peppermint Marshmallow Surprise Cookies from Barbara Bakes
Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows from What Megan’s Making
Peppermint Snickerdoodles from Taste and Tell
Snowflake Peppermint Bark from Baked by Rachel
Chocolate Peppermint Wafers from A Periodic Table Blog