Christmas Cupboard Brownies

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Happy new year!!

A brand new fresh start…

A whole year of new adventures just aching at our fingertips to pounce!

It also means a ton of leftover Christmas decadence.

Just when you thought you guzzled down the last cookie, you open your fridge only to find 3 more containers of Kris Kringle’s cheer.

I keep promising myself just one more cookie, one more piece of chocolate  and then I will get back to my healthy habits, but the goodies just seem to be never-ending.

How do you end the Christmas indulgence season without spending an afternoon shoveling handfuls of treats into your mouth?

Well I decided to take some of my leftovers and throw them into one delicious hunk of brownies for my brother in law’s sibling game night.

 

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I also didn’t want to use up all of my flour..

So I found Martha Stewart’s Triple-Chocolate Flourless Brownies

I modified this recipe to fit my needs, but feel free to check out the original!

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Christmas Cupboard Brownies

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp  salt
  • 1/2 cup  butter
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups leftover Christmas chocolate candy
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of crushed Christmas cookies (any kind you want!)
  • 1 1/2 cups of pretzel m&ms

*Yields about 16 brownies

1. Preheat the oven to 350.

2. Take the crushed Christmas cookies and place them into a greased/sprayed 8×8 baking dish.  Set aside.

3. Combine cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

4.  Cut up butter into small pieces. Place into a glass or other heat proof bowl. Add sugar and Christmas chocolate candy. I used a big bar of milk chocolate

5. Place glass bowl with ingredients over a pot of simmering water on a stove set on Low-Medium heat. Stir continuously until melted and smooth.

6. Once melted remove glass bowl from heat. Stir in the eggs, egg white, water, and vanilla.

7. After it is well combined add the cocoa powder mixture. Stir until smooth. Then add in the pretzel m&ms.

8. Pour the batter into the 8×8 baking dish. Bake for 40-55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

 

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These will help clean out your Christmas goodies quickly.

 

1 Peter 4:10

New International Version (NIV)

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

 

 

Enjoy!

-The Foodie

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