Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies
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Recipe Type: Baking, Chocolate
Serves: 16 brownies
 
These rich brownies are loaded with chocolate chips, a decadent cheesecake batter and earthy peppermint flavor, thanks to the infusion of peppermint green tea.
Ingredients
  • 3 Candy Cane Lane Celestial Tea Bags
  • ½ cup very hot water
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips
For the Cream Cheese mixture
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x8 square cake pan and set aside. Place the tea bags in the water and let steep for 5-7 minutes. Then remove teabags and let cool.
  2. In a small bowl mix the flour and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl blend the eggs, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until well combined. Add the melted butter and cooled tea. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  4. In a separate bowl blend the cream cheese sugar, egg and peppermint extract until smooth. Fold carefully into brownie mixture.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and top with chocolate chips. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool completely in the pan before slicing.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/peppermint-cheesecake-brownies/