Wilton Candy Cane Brownies

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Candy Cane Brownies

One of the best parts of the holiday season is the awesome flavors, and there'’s no better combination than peppermint and chocolate.

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about an hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Make brownies.Preheat over to 350°F. Spray 9” square baking pan with vegetable pan spray. Line pan with 9” x 14” strip of parchment paper in bottom of pan, allowing ends to hang out of sides. In a bowl, combine 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt. In microwaveable bowl, combine 1 stick butter and 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. Heat at 50% power 1-2 minutes or until chocolate is completely melted; stir until smooth. In another bowl, beat chocolate mixture and sugar with electric mixer until well blended. Add three eggs, one at a time; beat until incorporated. Add 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Add flour mixture. Chop 3 oz. of Candy Melts and fold them into the mixture. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake 35-37 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan completely. Cool and remove from pan. Note: project time does not include this baking and cooling time.
  • 2
    Prepare icing. Beat 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening and 1 stick butter in a large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Sift 4 cups of the confectioners sugar and gradually add, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Slowly add 3 tablespoons milk; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Melt 7 oz. of Candy Melts and add them to the mixture. Beat until well combined, scraping bottom and sides of bowl often. Remove cooked brownies from pan and spread icing over brownies.
  • 3
    Decorate brownies. Chop remaining package of Candy Melts. Sprinkle over brownies. Cut brownies into 2” squares. Cut and serve.

    Makes about 16 brownies.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about an hour

Project Supplies

  • •Wilton 9”" Square Covered Pan, Parchment Paper, Two Bags of Candy Cane Colorburst Candy Melts, Pure Vanilla Extract, 10"” x 16"” Cooling Grid & 9”" Angled Spatula
  • •All-Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, Butter, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, Dark Brown Sugar, Eggs, Solid Vegetable Shortening, Confectioners Sugar, Milk & Vegetable Pan Spray
  • •Four Bowls (one must be microwaveable), Food-Safe Ruler, Measuring Cups, Measuring Spoons, Toothpick