Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Candy Cane Brownie Bites


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The Christmas Spirit has been lacking around here lately but I think it is finally starting to make an appearance.  I placed my skinny tree in my kitchen for the first time and I have to say that it has helped with my Bah Hum Bug-ness.  :)  I like to collect ornaments that look like candy and food and over the past few years I have placed them on the  skinny tree and kept it in the dining room.  Well, this year I moved it to the kitchen and I love it there.  Especially since I am almost always in the kitchen anyway.  Can you see the pickle ornament in the middle of my tree?  Can you believe that I still don’t have a cheese ornament?!  I need to fix that!  And no tree is complete without a lot of candy canes on it.  Don’t you agree? :)

I made another batch of my favorite quick and easy Brownie Bites.  This time I used crushed candy canes to decorate them.  I love to make Brownie Bites because most people especially women love them because they are so small.   Regular sized brownies don’t always get eaten but no one can say no to a mini bite sized treat like these.

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Make a batch of brownies from your favorite mix and ice them with chocolate frosting.  My favorite mix is this made by Betty Crocker and it comes with a Hershey Chocolate frosting pack right in the box.  But if you use a different mix without frosting in it you can simply buy a can of chocolate frosting.   


Brownie Mix

Chocolate Frosting

3 Crushed Candy Canes

Bake your Brownies and ice them.  Cut your pan of brownies into squares.  Cut each square in half.  Cut each half in half so that you are reducing each brownie into 4 bite size pieces.   While the frosting is still moist, press some of your crushed candy canes onto the tops.   That’s it.  Very festive, quick and easy!

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If you want to take it one step further ,  try melting some white chocolate  (I like Baker’s Premium White Chocolate) in the microwave and then place into a zip-lock sandwich baggie and snip a small hole in the corner of the bag and then drizzle the white chocolate over the brownies. 

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These are delicious and making them bite sized makes them popular with everyone.

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They really don’t last long.  Perfect to take to a Cookie Exchange too.

I am linking to the Christmas Cookie Exchange over at Pleasant Home.  Stop by for more Christmas Cookie recipes. 


Melanie said...

Your tree looks adorable and I am glad that you had ba hum bug-ness too:)

I might just have to find you a cheese ornament:)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your brownies look great! Ok, it might just be me... but it seems your "skinny tree" is full of hamburgers, hot dogs and cupcakes-my kind of diet! Lovin' it:@)

Debra from Bungalow said...

Kitchen trees are always so cute and yours is adorable!

Thanks for sharing the brownie recipe....I love chocolate!

Jo said...

I'm in the same rut this year ...
those tasty bites looks delish!


Jane said...

You take fabulous pictures! Makes me want to grab one of those brownie bites right off the plate!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

These look sooooo yummy...thanks for sharing:)I’m hosting a Christmas Open House on the 9th…would love to have you come by and join in on the fun!


From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Your skinny tree is delicious with all your food ornaments. I thought I saw a hamburger, the pickle,banana and a hot dog. Love the brownie recipe. Fast and easy!!!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Yum! And a good way to use up all the candy canes that no one in my family ever eats but we feel the need to buy every year.

foxy said...

Those look delicious!

And I love all the food themed ornaments on your tree. So cute!

Rachel said...

LOVE your skinny tree! It looks so pretty! Oh, the brownies look yummy, too! :)

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Oh yeah! Definitely making these :o) Thanks for sharing.

Deserae said...

Love the tree in your kitchen...it is so cute! Those brownies look delicious....might have to try those :o) Happy Holidays!

Chow and Chatter said...

these are fun thanks so much for reading the article we need to have a local food blogger meet up sometime!

EliFla said...

Not only I find your bites very delish, but I like your Xmas tree...and I like more that it is in the kitchen as mine is!!!Have a nice day, kisses, Flavia

Anonymous said...

I am totally making these! Love the peppermint and bite sized pieces! xo

ClassyGal said...

Wow those brownies look yummmmy! Thanks for the kind comment you left about the pine cones. Doesn't Martha make some lovely glitter??!! Hope you have fun glitterizing (my new word of the day) hahaha!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

These look delish!

Corrie said...

Chocolate & peppermint -- a match made in heaven.