Thursday, December 29, 2011

Peppermint Cheesecake Brownie Bites

Sorry it has been so long!! I can't believe I missed so much! Instead of blogging at night was sewing and trying to get Christmas presents done! But I am back and ready to cook....and eat!

Ok, here is a really yummy bite-size dessert that would be great for a New Year's treat! This makes a bunch and one just isn't enough! I love peppermint and chocolate together and add a bit of cheesecake and you can't go wrong!


low fat Betty Crocker brownie mix (I can always find these at Safeway)
4 oz. low fat cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup egg beaters/ 2 egg whites/ 1 egg
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup Andes peppermint chips

1. Using a hand mixer, mix the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add in the egg, sugar, and vanilla until mixed and creamy. Fold in the peppermint chips. Set aside.
2. Ok, now make your brownies. The low fat boxed mix is GREAT for making brownies in a short amount of time. You could also use your favorite box mix or make them from scratch. Either way these are going to be good! So mix up your brownies and spray your mini muffin tins. I chose to do bite-size brownies but you could do a full size pan and swirl in the cream cheese mixture and then cut them into bite size pieces too.
4.Moving on. For the mini muffin size you are going to put a heaping teaspoon of brownie batter into your greased tins. Then put a dollop of cream cheese mixture right on top. Probably about another teaspoon. Repeat until your tins are full and pop them into a 350 oven for 12-15 minutes. It could be longer depending on the type of pan you are using but you will know they are done when your cream cheese is cooked through.
5. When they are done, let them cool for a minute and run a knife around the edges to loosen and then pop them out.
6. Repeat the same process until your batter and cream cheese is all used up. Then enjoy!