I couldn’t let the holidays pass by without sharing at least one recipe filled with peppermint goodness! Today I’m sharing an absolutely addicting little treat for Peppermint Brownie Bites!
This past weekend my husband and I took an early Christmas trip back to Arizona to visit our families. While the visit was only for a few days it was full of food (mostly Christmas cookies) and fun! It’s been a year and a half since I’ve been back to Arizona, it’s so hard to believe it’s been that long. The funny part was that as we were driving around I said to my husband that even though it’s been so long in some ways it felt like we just left. We drove by our old house, which luckily was still looking nice. We also drove by ASU where we both went to college. There were so many new buildings going up, I guess things really change when it’s been 8 years since we graduated.
Along with driving around town checking out all of the places we used to go, we also went to my husband’s holiday work party which was a blast! It was complete with delicious appetizers, an open bar, and a magician that left me so confused I’m still trying to figure things out! My sister was also in town so I had a running partner for a couple days, which is always nice. My mom, sister, and I went out for coffee every morning to our favorite coffee shop next to my parent’s home. Those coffee dates were the best part about my visit and what I miss the most about living close to family.
We also spent time with my husband’s family. It was great to see them and especially fun to see my niece and nephew, it’s hard to believe how big they are getting! Even though the trip was short we were still able to spend time with our families and have an early Christmas with them. In a way it was kind of nice having an early Christmas, because that means we get to have two of them!
Now that I’m back home I’m finishing up the last of the shopping and baking and loving everything about this week! One of the last treats on my list of things to bake were these Peppermint Brownie Bites. I am totally in love with them! Not only are they the perfect sweet combination of chocolate and peppermint, but they are also figure friendly as far as brownies are concerned. While I can’t classify them as health food they do contain far less fat compared to the average brownie. I replaced all of the butter in the brownie with Greek yogurt and guess what? They still turned out perfectly fudgy and delicious! I topped the little brownie bites with the most amazing peppermint cream cheese frosting that paired perfectly with the chocolate brownie. These peppermint brownie bites are a great dessert to have on Christmas table this year or make a batch to share with friends and neighbors!