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Baking during the holiday’s is one of my favorite things to do. I love to make our favorite year-round recipes and give it a spin with something festive. I love cooking with holiday morsels around this time of year because they can make any baked good festive.
The other day we gave our favorite Brownie recipe a holiday twist by adding in red & green colored morsels. You can really use any brownie mix for this OR if you have time – homemade brownies! But who am I kidding, I just don’t have time to do homemade much these days. For this recipe we made a box recipe and just followed the instructions on the box. This box recipe from Nestle is really good.
Here’s what you need.
- Holiday Morsels Red and Green
- Brownie Box Mix
- Crumbled graham crackers
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup oil
- 3 Tbsp water
Optional: If you can’t find the morsels, try M&M’s!
To make this all you need to do is follow the instructions on the box.
PREHEAT oven to 325 degrees, grease 8 x 8 pan. I have also used a 13 x 9-inch baking pan for this.
Mix in 1 large egg, 1/2 cup of oil and 3 Tbsp. of water into Brownie box mix. I use an electric mixer.
SPREAD batter into the prepared baking pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Take out of the oven and spread marshmallows, morsels and crumbled graham crackers evenly across top. I don’t measure this here, I just spread it out evenly across the top. The topping is sweet so if you prefer a brownie that is less sweet you can add less.
Put back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes or until you see marshmallows become toasty.
Be careful not to burn the marshmallows!
The marshmallows, graham crackers and morsels will melt together in the oven. Then, you get this deliciousness. 🙂
The brownies come out looking Christmas ready! I cannot believe we are already so close to the holiday’s this year. Getting together around the holidays and baking for family and friends is a tradition for our family. And so is reading Christmas books by the fireplace once it starts getting cold.
Yesterday we read a book that is sure to become one of our favorites. Santa Bruce, by Ryan T. Higgins is about a Bear named Bruce. Bruce is a lot of things. He is a bear. He is a grump. He is a pretty decent cook. And he is a mother. One thing Bruce is not? Santa Claus. But that doesn’t stop the whole forest from lining up to give him their Christmas wishes when he becomes the victim of mistaken identity—again.
The kids thought this book was so funny! We loved it and can’t wait to read it again and again through Christmas.
Do you have any favorite Christmas storytime books?