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Christmas Batter Brownies!

23 Dec

Hi all!

With Christmas and a trip home fast approaching, I’m starting to get restless! At first I thought I’d remedy my restlessness with a Dexter marathon… but after a very sleepless and paranoid night (two words:  Trinity Killer), I switched gears and started baking.

One of my favorite recipes of all time is this Cake Batter Blondies recipe from the blog Sally’s Baking Addiction. Lately, I’ve started to stray from the tried and true — I’ve been experimenting with different combinations! On Thanksgiving, it was Pumpkin Pie Batter Brownies (SO. GOOD.), and now, I give you…

Christmas Batter Brownies!

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With red velvet cake mix, white chocolate chips, crushed peppermint and sprinkles, these batter brownies might be on Santa’s naughty list — but what are the holidays for, if not family, friends, and sweet, delicious indulgences? 🙂

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Christmas Batter Brownies, Adapted From Sally’s Baking Addiction

Ingredients:

  • Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 Cup Milk
  • Sprinkles
  • Crushed Peppermint/Candy Canes
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable or Canola Oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 35o° Fahrenheit.
  2. Stir cake mix, egg, milk and vegetable oil together in a mixing bowl. The mixture should be thick and sticky (thicker is better) and should take a little elbow grease to really mix the ingredients together. If you absolutely need to add more milk, you can add a little bit at a time up to 1/2 cup but no more than that — unless you want the fruits of your labor to result in sludge!
  3. Add white chocolate chips in whatever amount puts a smile on your face (but since these are going to be pretty rich, I’d recommend just 1/2 of a cup).
  4. Spread the batter into a lightly greased pan.
  5. Top liberally with sprinkles and crushed peppermint.
  6. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes.

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This is what mine looked like when they were still in the pan.

After you remove the baking dish from the oven, the brownies should deflate and become slightly concave. Be sure to let them cool for at least 30 minutes so that the gooey center has time to set before you slice into them! 

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Bon Appétit!

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