Monday, December 6, 2010

Peppermint Bark Brownies!

When you have these things in your house, there is only one logical thing to make:  peppermint bark brownies!  I thought for sure there had to be a recipe for this online and I was right.  I found this, and while they look absolutely fantastic,  they seemed a bit too complicated for me, so I did my own thing and came up with my own version...which I am sure also exists out there, but I did not look to see.

I wish I either used my go-to brownie recipe or cheated with these, because the ones I made weren't really that great.  :(  I usually mess with recipes because I have a hard time with authority, I guess...but this time I followed it exactly, just omitted the nuts, and they are so thin and almost dry.  I even took them out of the oven 10 minutes early.  Oh well...I still love the idea of this, just not the recipe I used.

Mistake #1:  They are so thin and seem dry.  :(

Mistake #2:  I am not at all sure why I thought this would be a good idea.  If I need to put all of the chocolate on top, why waste some by putting it in a bag and why waste my time when it is just going to be spread with a knife?  Duh...dummy!

After spreading the melted white chocolate and sprinkling with crushed candy canes, at least it looked the way I wanted:

Despite their mediocre taste, at least they look ok, right? Hopefully Santa won't mind.  ;)

I suck at baking!  ...Happy Monday!!  :)


Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

A few months ago I searched for this recipe and couldn't find it! I had the picture in my mind but could not find if anywhere online. I didn't even think to use white chocolate. So happy to have this now. Thanks!!

Sarah@Designmarc said...

You sound like me! LOL I follow recipes to the letter and still something messes up. They are usually Martha recipes too. I think it's a conspiracy. Yours do look lovely, though!


Ana Degenaar said...

I am speechless! That brownie says Christmas all over and I need a piece of it asap :) Thanks for sharing this!!!!!

Torrie said...

YES- whether they taste good or not, they look super pretty... and wonderfully festive:)!

Lindsay @ Aisle to Aloha said...

Haha, love this! I suck at baking too, girl. Everyone once in awhile I'll get something right but I tend to leave the baking up to other friends. (I'm really awesome at eating though!)

Suzie @ cupcake monkey said...

Update!! They are actually good after being refrigerated! :) Yay!!