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This crowd pleasing sweet treat will automatically fill you with holiday cheer! Infused with DAVIDsTEA Candy Cane Crush black tea, or your favorite peppermint tea, these frosted brownies are a rich, fudgy indulgence that will having you singing Christmas carols and wrapping presents before you can say Jingle Bells.
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Candy Cane Crush Brownies and Icing
Makes 20-30 mini brownies // Prep Time: 15 minutes // Cook Time: 12-14 minutes
For the brownies:
- 2 tsp of DAVIDsTEA Candy Cane Crush tea
- ½ cup hot water
- ½ cup butter
- 2 oz unsweetened chocolate
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- Pinch of salt
For the icing:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp butter, room temperature
- Crushed candy canes or peppermint candies
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Steep tea in ½ cup hot water for 6 minutes, then strain and set aside.
In a microwave-safe bowl, add butter and unsweetened chocolate. Microwave on high at 20-second intervals, stirring often until chocolate is melted.
In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and sugar until well incorporated. Slowly whisk in chocolate mixture, vanilla and 2 tbsp of brewed tea. Then fold in flour, cocoa powder and salt.
Add batter to a mini muffin tray 1 tbsp at a time and bake for 12-14 minutes. Brownies should appear slightly underdone.
In a bowl, combine sugar, salt, ½ cup of melted butter and ¼ cup of brewed tea and mix until ingredients are well incorporated.
To make the icing, whisk together powdered sugar, butter and 2-3 tbsp of reserved tea until icing reaches a smooth and spreadable consistency. Pipe over cooled brownies and top with crushed candy canes.
Show us how your candy cane crush brownies turned out by posting on Instagram and Twitter using hashtags #DTrecipes and #sipsbydavidstea!
For more sweet holiday treats, try out our S'mores Chai Blondie recipe!
Recipe from Steep Thoughts: The DAVIDsTEA Blog
These minty fresh teas are inspired by candy canes and chocolate truffles, perfect for sipping with your brownies!
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