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Easy Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Holiday baking is so much fun, and blogs and what’s better than receiving a gift of homemade goods? But sometimes, there’s not a lot of time to bake or join an intimidating cookie swap. That’s why we came up with 5 easy ways to dress up our favorite made-from-scratch chocolate brownies for the holidays. They’ll make everyone believe you’re really an elf or were trained by Mrs. Claus herself.

  1. Frozen Snowflake Brownies

Channel eternal winters, snowy kingdoms, ice princesses and hilarious snowmen with these frozen snowflake brownies. Make fudgy brownies and top them with DIY snowflake picks and a dusting of confectioners’ sugar.

Frozen Brownies will be every kid's favorite dessert this year! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog at @hamiltonbeach

  1. Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies

Crush candy canes in a food processor or food chopper, then sprinkle on fudgy brownies in the last few minutes of baking. When they are finished and still hot, add a few more sprinkles of peppermint to the tops. You don’t need to add a lot; just a little sprinkle goes a long way.

Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

  1. White Chocolate Cranberry and Pistachio Brownies

Nothing says the holidays like red, white and green. Cranberries, white chocolate and chopped pistachios are a festive addition to fudgy brownies. Just bake the brownies, then top them with melted white chocolate morsels. While the chocolate topping is still melted, sprinkle them with dried cranberries and pistachios. When the brownies cool, the chocolate topping will create a white chocolate bark perfect for the season.

Pistachio Cranberry White Chocolate Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

  1. North Pole Brownies

Make brownies instead of cookies for Santa’s visit this year, and truly bring out your inner elf. First, make the North Pole signposts by topping straight peppermint sticks with a red hot candy (and icing to help it stick). Then, use return address labels to print North Pole signs and attach a tiny sprig of rosemary to resemble festive pine decorations. Dust fudgy brownies with confectioners’ sugar, cut them into squares and add a North Pole sign to each brownie.

North Pole Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

  1. Santa Hat Brownies in a Sleigh

Use a mini muffin tin to cook fudgy brownies, then top them with simple vanilla frosting and strawberries to create these adorable Santa hat brownies everyone will love. (To create a sleigh, place a few in a small, rectangular dish and place in a couple candy canes.) These Pinterest-perfect brownies are great for Santa snacks, bake sales and holiday parties.

Santa Hat Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

  1. Salted Caramel Brownies

The tried-and-true flavor of salted caramel mixed with chocolate really comes to life with these easy and delicious brownies. Just bake the fudgy brownies as normal, then drizzle with your favorite caramel sauce and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. These are a huge crowd-pleaser.

Salted Caramel Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach



Easy Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Brownies are one of every chocolate lover’s favorite desserts. Sure, you can buy a boxed mix, but did you know they are surprisingly easy to make from scratch? We think baking homemade brownies is easy as pie – except easier! All you need to get started is a few pantry staples, a mixing bowl and a hand mixer.

Easy Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

When the brownies are finished, you can serve them as-is for a lush, fudgy treat, or you can decorate them for a burst of holiday cheer. This will quickly become your go-to recipe for bake sales, potlucks, holiday parties and impromptu dessert cravings. Speaking of impromptu dessert cravings, I think it’s time to bake.

Easy Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Fudgy Chocolate Brownies
YIELDS: 16 servings

Ingredients
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 package (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
Heat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with nonstick foil or spray a foil-lined pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large microwavable bowl, microwave the butter and chocolate chips on medium power for 2 minutes or until butter is melted and chips are shiny.
With a hand mixer, beat chocolate mixture on medium until blended, about 1 minute. Add sugar and continue to beat on high until mixture is lighter in color.
Add eggs and vanilla to chocolate mixture. Continue to beat on medium until well blended, about 2 minutes.
Reduce speed to low, add flour, baking cocoa and salt and beat until smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Spread evenly into corners.
Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until a thin layer sugar layer has formed on the top of the brownies. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Lift brownies by foil edges onto cutting board. Fold back foil and cut into squares.
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Frozen Brownies will be every kid's favorite dessert this year! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog at @hamiltonbeach

Idina Menzel got every little girl and boy in the nation to dance around with their arms spread wide singing “Let it go, let it gooooooooo” until they were out of breath or dizzy from spinning. I saw it happen in homes, parking lots and even airports. The animated movie’s fans were obsessed with everything blue, everything snowflake and everything resembling frozen snow – and they STILL are. Everyone is still obsessed with the year’s biggest blockbuster, so why not celebrate it with Frozen Brownies fit for an ice queen..

Frozen Brownies will be every kid's favorite dessert this year! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog at @hamiltonbeach

Use your favorite chocolate brownie recipe for these Frozen Brownies. Simply sprinkle them with confectioners sugar and cut them into squares, then top with the decoration. To make the frozen snowflake decoration, use a regular cocktail toothpick with a blue top. Add a scrapbooking sticker from a craft store, then tie a glittery blue ribbon underneath. It’s all you need to make the perfect Frozen Brownies any kid (or kid at heart) will love.

We’ll be sharing our favorite chocolate brownie recipe soon, along with our favorite ways to decorate them for the holidays. But we just couldn’t wait to show you these Frozen Brownies as a sneak peek of what’s to come.

Frozen Brownies will be every kid's favorite dessert this year! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog at @hamiltonbeach



Cafe Mocha Marble Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach everydaygoodthinking.com

Brownies from a boxed mix are great in a pinch, but brownies made from scratch are even better, and making them is a fun activity for the whole family. These fudgy brownies are full of chocolate and cinnamon flavor with a hint of coffee and marbled cream cheese. This easy-to-follow recipe will take you from dessert zero to brownie hero in no time, and you just might use it to become the queen of the next PTA bake sale fundraiser.

Cafe Mocha Marble Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach everydaygoodthinking.com


Café Mocha Marble Brownies
YIELDS: 16 servings

Ingredients
3 Tablespoons ground French roast coffee
3/4 cup butter
1 package (4 oz.) unsweetened chocolate baking bar, chopped
1 3/4 cup sugar
4 large eggs, divided
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/3 sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
Place rack of countertop convection oven in the second position from the bottom. Preheat to 350°F.
Brew coffee with 1/4 cup water using the BOLD setting on your The Scoop® Single-Serve Coffee Maker.
Microwave butter, chocolate and coffee in large bowl 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted.
Add 1 3/4 cups sugar, eggs, flour and salt; beat with a hand mixer until well blended. Spread mixture into foil-lined lightly greased 9-inch baking pan. Set aside.
Beat cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon in large bowl until blended. Add remaining egg, beating until well blended; spoon mixture on top of chocolate mixture in pan. Swirl mixtures with a knife.
Bake 43 to 45 minutes. Cool completely on wire wrack.
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SoftScrape™ 6 Speed Hand Mixer from @Hamiltonbeach

 

 

We love using the SoftScrape™ 6 Speed Hand Mixer with Case to make these marbled brownies. The special SoftScrape™ blades are designed to minimize the need to manually scrape the bowl with a spatula as you mix.



Center Stage: Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge Brownies from Completely Delicious on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Annalise Sandberg writes the blog Completely Delicious from her home in Utah, where she lives with her husband Steve, son John and dog Pi. She is a passionate baker who is almost completely self taught, learning from trial and error. Like us, she believes that life is usually a little better with sugar and butter. To make these brownies, Annalise used the Hamilton Beach IntelliTime™ 6 Quart Slow Cooker (33564).

These may be the fudgiest, gooiest brownies you will ever make. Maybe the easiest, too. Would you believe they are baked in a slow cooker? That’s right. Slow cookers aren’t just for soups and pot roasts anymore!

Center Stage: Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge Brownies from Completely Delicious on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 

Brownies might be the baked treat that benefits the most from a slow cooker makeover. If you’re not careful, brownies can go from perfectly fudgy to crisp and even burned within a matter of minutes in your oven. However, in a slow cooker, everything bakes nice and slow, ensuring your brownies stay moist. Don’t be alarmed if the brownies look underdone when their time is up. They’ll set up beautifully as they cool, and you’ll go crazy for the fudgy texture of these rich chocolate brownies. I’m certain you will have a hard time sharing!

Center Stage: Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge Brownies from Completely Delicious on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 


Slow Cooker Fudge Brownies
YIELDS: 12 servings

Ingredients
½ cup unsalted butter
1 10-ounce bag bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
Melt the butter and 5 ounces (half of the bag) of chocolate chips in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes.
Stir in the sugar, followed by the eggs, mixing until combined. Add the salt and vanilla extract. Add the flour and ground cinnamon and mix until just combined. Add the remaining chocolate chips.
Coat a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray or butter and spread the batter into it. Cover and cook on low for 2 ½-3 hours. When the edges are set but the middle still looks undercooked, turn slow cooker off and let brownies sit for 30 minutes. Then remove brownies from the slow cooker and let cool completely before slicing.
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