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Becky Luigart-Stayner Photo by: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Peppermint Brownie à la Mode

This is a fun way to use all the candy canes that come your way this time of year. If you really like mint, substitute mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2004

  • Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup warm fat-free milk
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 cups reduced-fat chocolate chip ice cream (such as Healthy Choice), softened
  • 4 candy canes (2 ounces), coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped candy canes (optional)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Set aside.

Combine fat-free milk, instant coffee, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add sugar and eggs, stirring with a whisk until well combined. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate chips at high in 20-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until completely melted. Add chocolate mixture to egg mixture, stirring with a whisk until well combined.

Fold egg mixture into flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Spread batter into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into 12 pieces.

Place ice cream in a large bowl. Add 4 coarsely chopped candy canes to ice cream, stirring with a wooden spoon until well combined. Return to freezer until ready to serve.

Place 1 brownie on a plate; sprinkle with about 1/8 teaspoon powdered sugar. Top with 1/3 cup ice cream. Garnish with additional candy cane pieces, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 294
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 10.2g
  • Saturated fat: 6.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 5.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 47.9g
  • Fiber: 1.7g
  • Cholesterol: 61mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 160mg
  • Calcium: 20mg
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