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Blogmas Day 11: Chocolate Brownie with a Twist



There is nothing more fun then turning delicious classics into cute little Christmas treats. After scrolling endlessly through Pinterest I decided I wanted to try making Reindeer Brownies!




All I did was make some classic Chocolate Fudge Brownies (you can see the recipe below) and then I took some white icing and brown mini MnM's to create eyes and a red MnM for the nose (because Rudolph has a red nose!) with a bit of icing on the back to make it stick. Then some pretzels for antlers (mini pretzel's work better and you don't have to break them apart, but naturally I bought the wrong ones!). 

Delicious and oh so festive! 

 
 
Chocolate Fudge Brownies


150g unsalted butter
250g dark chocolate (if you like a really rich brownie). I like to use Lindt chocolate, but it's up to you!
    OR 150g dark chocolate + 100g milk chocolate (if you aren't a huge dark chocolate fan)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup caster sugar
4 eggs 
2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup almond meal
100g white chocolate chips 
100g milk chocolate chips


Step 1: Preheat oven to 170° (150°C fan forced). Grease a 20cm (base measurement) square cake pan and line with baking paper. 

Step 2: Break the chocolate into small pieces and then place in a pot with the butter. Melt and stir the butter and chocolate until smooth. I like to use a fork to stir, it is easier to tell when the chocolate is all melted. Whisk in the cocoa powder and stir until smooth again. Transfer into a medium bowl and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Whisk in the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract into the dark chocolate mixture. 

Step 4: Stir in shifted flour, and almond meal. Then add in the chocolate chips. Your mixture will need to be cool to add chocolate chips. If your mixture is too hot they will melt during the mixing stage.

Step 5: Pour the mixture into a pan and bake for 45 minutes. You don't want it to be cooked all the way through. To test if cooked I poke a skewer into the edges of the brownie and the skewer should come out mostly clean. If you poke the skewer into the middle it will come out dirty.



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