White Chocolate & Peppermint Brownies
As good as plain chocolate brownies are, we wanted brownies sturdy enough to be topped and flavored with a variety of options.
Why This Recipe Works
This brownie recipe is good without the topping, but white chocolate and crushed peppermint take it up a notch. Adding baking powder to this white chocolate and peppermint brownie recipe lent them a slightly cakey, very sturdy texture that didn’t crumble when sliced; unsweetened chocolate added the richest chocolate flavor. Ensuring that a toothpick inserted in the middle of the pan of brownies came out with some moist batter or crumbs attached indicated the brownies were baked perfectly; around the edges the toothpick should come out clean. For the frosting, melting white chocolate chips across the top of the brownies and topping them with crushed peppermint candies was a simple way to add novel flavor and crunch.