Well, I won't say that I have officially started my holiday baking, but I'm definitely looking into what I want to try this year. And this world of food blogs has opened my eyes to so many new recipes. I love it! I visited Picky Palate this week and found this great recipe for Candy Cane Kiss Centered Brownies. I have to admit I bombed my first round of these. I know you're wondering how someone can mess up brownies from a box. Well, I didn't let them finish baking all the way and I had a big, half-baked brownie mess on my hands.
I didn't want all the brownie pieces to go to waste so I decided to try something with them. I melted Hersheys chocolate bars, mixed in the brownie pieces and a bag of mint M&Ms. (If you haven't tried these M&Ms yet, you should. They are sooo good!)
I rolled the batter in a mixture of powdered sugar and crushed candy canes and rolled it up in wax paper. I let this cool in the refridgerator.
The result? It turned out very delicious, but hard to cut. I think I'll try it again - with a few changes. Maybe I'll spread it into a thinner layer-and not let them cool all the way before I cut into them.
So, in the end I crunched it up into smaller pieces and my husband loves it.