Creamy Peppermint-Topped Brownie Dessert

These delicious baked brownies get dressed up for the holidays with whipped cream and crushed peppermint candy - a perfect dessert.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 24

Ingredients

Brownie Base

1
(19.8-oz) pkg. fudge brownie mix
1/2
cup oil
1/4
cup water
2
eggs

Topping

2
cups whipping cream
1
envelope unflavored gelatin
1
cup crushed round peppermint candies (about 40 candies)
24
round peppermint candies
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil; spray bottom only with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare brownie mix as directed on package, using oil, water and eggs. Spread in sprayed foil-lined pan.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 28 to 30 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool in pan on wire rack for 1 hour.
  • 3 While brownies are cooling, place 1/2 cup of the whipping cream in small saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin over cream; let stand 5 minutes to soften. Heat over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until gelatin has dissolved, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in half of the crushed candies. Cool 20 to 25 minutes or until lukewarm, stirring occasionally. Most of candy will melt.
  • 4 Beat remaining 1 1/2 cups whipping cream in large bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold in remaining half of crushed candies. Working quickly, stir 1/4 of whipped cream mixture into gelatin mixture. Fold gelatin mixture into remaining whipped cream until blended.
  • 5 Spread whipped cream mixture over cooled brownies. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until serving time.
  • 6 To serve, using foil lift dessert from pan; cut into squares. Top each with whole peppermint candy.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    365
    (
    Calories from Fat
    190),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    21g
    21%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    60mg
    60%;
    Sodium
    65mg
    65%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    43g
    43%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    35g
    35%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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