Last weekend we had a party at a friend’s house and this is what I made for the kids dessert. Like most kids, this crew loves brownies so it was an easy choice. For an extra festive touch I added white chocolate chips and topped the brownies with a little snowflake design using powdered sugar. I had little stencils from my daughter’s craft bin to do this, but you could easily cut out a simple snowflake design on a piece of paper and create the same effect. Needless to say, the kids woofed them down after their feast and were up half the night watching movies. We didn’t mind at all, that is what festive brownies are for!
adapted from Nigella Lawson
3 sticks unsalted butter
13 ounces dark chocolate
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 pinch kosher salt
1 12 ounce bag white chocolate chips
Confectioners sugar for dusting
1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter and flour a 13×9 baking dish and set aside.
2. In a heatproof bowl set over a simmering pot of water melt the butter and chocolate together. Stir well until the are completely combined, then remove from the heat and allow to cool.
3. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Pour the egg mixture into the cooled chocolate and mixing well. Slowly fold in the slat and flour. Then stir in the white chocolate chips.
4. Pour the brownies into the prepared pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the tops are set and cake tester comes out clean. Allow them to cool completely.
5. Dust the tops of the brownies with the confectioners sugar in a cool snowflake pattern. Slice and enjoy!