Candy Cane Brownies

Prep time: 10min
Total time: 40min
Makes 12 squares
1 cup
granulated sugar
250 mL
1/3 cup
unsalted butter, softened
75 mL
2
eggs
0
3/4 cup
all-purpose flour
175 mL
1/2 cup
Cocoa
125 mL
1/4 tsp
salt
1 mL
1 cup
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
250 mL
1/2 tub
White Frosting
225 g
1/2 cup
Crushed Candy Canes
125 mL
1 brownie
calories
330
fat
13 g
saturated fat
6 g
carbs
49 g
protein
3 g
cholestrol
35 mg
fibre
2 g
sodium
125 mg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease an 8-in. square baking dish. Using an electric mixer (stand or hand-held) on medium, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy, about 5 min. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well combined, about 2 min.

  2. In another bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa and salt. With mixer on low, add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread batter in prepared baking dish and bake until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs attached, about 20 min. Let cool completely then evenly spread frosting over brownies, sprinkle with candy canes.

Tip

To make neat squares, place cooled pan of brownies in the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm up, then cut with a sharp kitchen knife.