I’m starting to think that brownies are like the little black dress of the epicurean world. They’re good plain, but it’s easy to dress them up with candy or other toppings for special occasions. When you need to bring a dish somewhere, brownies are the perfect thing because they’re easier than cookies or cake, but still have some of that homemade charm. So, what I’m saying here, is that brownies are always a good idea.
To make these, I started with my favorite brownies from a box (Ghiradelli). Once they were cool, I added a homemade peppermint frosting (recipe below) and chopped Andes candies. Then I stuck them in the freezer until the frosting was firm, and cut them up to serve. They’re irresistibly good!
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons of room temp. butter
1 tbsp. milk or cream
1 tsp. peppermint extract
2 drops of green food coloring