You don't need a mixer to make these dense two-bite brownies — just a whisk.
- Portion size 40 servings
- Credits : Holiday Best: 2005
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 oz unsweetened chocolate chopped
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- 2 teaspoons milk
- 12 mini candy canes
Line mini-muffin pan (1-1/2- x 1-inch/4 x 2.5 cm) with foil bonbon cups or small paper liners; set aside.
In heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt butter with chocolate, stirring occasionally, until smooth; set aside.
In large bowl, whisk eggs with sugar; whisk in chocolate mixture and vanilla.
In separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder and salt ; add to egg mixture and whisk just to blend. Spoon by 1 tbsp (15 mL) into prepared muffin cups.
Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until tester inserted in centre comes out with moist crumbs clinging, about 12 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes. If necessary, run tip of knife around brownies to loosen. Transfer to rack and let cool.
Icing: Meanwhile, in bowl, beat together icing sugar, butter and milk; pipe or spread over brownies, leaving a little brownie showing around edge.
Coarsely crush candy canes; sprinkle on top of icing. (Make-ahead: Layer brownies between waxed paper in airtight container and store for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.)
Nutritional facts <b>Per brownie:</b> about
- Sodium 49 mg
- Protein 1 g
- Calories 88.0
- Total fat 4 g
- Cholesterol 18 mg
- Saturated fat 2 g
- Total carbohydrate 13 g
- Iron 2.0
- Folate 1.0
- Vitamin A 3.0