Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies

13 December 2012

Christmas in my mouth.

Awhile back I made some delicious Cheesecake Fudge Brownies.
They were phenomenal.

But yesterday I was in the mood to create something festive - but extremely easy.
I'm always in the worst mood when I'm craving something, but don't have the ingredients.

Christmas + Dessert + Somewhat Empty Pantry = Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies

These are easy, take almost no ingredients, and are pretty fool proof.

And they sure as heck look like a Christmas party waiting to happen in your mouth....

Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies

- 1 13x9 box of brownie mix (get a fudgy kind!) + ingredients listed on box
- 8oz 1/3 fat cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract (peppermint, not MINT!!!)
- 1/4 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch

1// Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2// Make brownies according to the box. If it gives a "fudge-like" option, use that.
3// Spray a 13x9 inch pan with cooking spray and pour brownie batter into it evenly.
4// In a bowl, beat together the cream cheese, egg, sugar, vanilla & peppermint extract until smooth.
5// Drop large spoonfuls all over the brownie batter. With a butterknife, swirl the tops of the two batters together.
6// Sprinkle Andes on top and place in the oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the brownies and cheesecake are set.
7// Cool completely in the fridge before cutting and serving. Store brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Oh, heavenly.


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11 comments:

  1. YUM. You had me at cheesecake. ;)

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  2. Holy cow! I'm definitely trying this. Thanks so much!

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  3. These look great! I have to make a treat for Kaden's preschool class tomorrow and may try these.

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    Thanks
    Angie

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  5. These look so yummy I love Andes. Drop this in my sweet dessert cookie recipe swap too if you like. @ DearCreatives.com I can't wait to try this recipe.

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  6. Looks yummy! Thanks for hopping by Thumping Thursdays. Feel free to drop by tomorrow and link up your main blog URL again. ;)

    http://mrsdchastain.blogspot.com

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  8. I made these for my family on Christmas eve and just made a blog post on them :) http://putbeautytowords.blogspot.ca/2012/12/peppermint-cheesecake-brownies.html

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