Fudge Brownie Balls with White Chocolate Peppermint Ganache

Hey Everyone! I am so excited to announce my newest recipe collaboration with Nielsen-Massey highlighting their Holiday Flavors Bundle!! I’ll also be hosting a giveaway soon, so stay tuned and make sure to follow me on my social media sites!!

Who doesn’t love a rich and fudgy brownie? I decided to take my scrumptious brownie recipe, roll it into balls, dunk them in rich milk chocolate, then drizzle it with a white chocolate ganache flavored with Nielsen-Massey’s Peppermint Extract They are soooo yummy and perfect for the holidays!!

I am a real believer in Nielsen-Massey’s extracts!  They are a family owned and operated producer of premier pure vanilla and flavor extracts and I know I can always count on their quality.  To me, baking is such an important way to show someone I care about them and it fills me with so much happiness!! I mean, who doesn’t love watching someone walk in with a box of baked goods? 🙂  What brings you back to baking time and again? When is your favorite time to bake? I find that I am much more productive in the morning 🙂  Baking during the holidays and having a holiday movie on is an essential part of what I am doing 🙂  Love Actually and Elf are my two favorites 🙂

I hope you love this recipe as much as I loved creating it!! Treat yourself to the wonderful Holiday Flavors Bundles too!! They are only available on Amazon and come in both 2 and 4 ounce sizes.  Here is the link : Holiday Flavors Bundle Happy Baking!!

The Holiday Flavors Bundles come in Almond, Peppermint and Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla.

I used the Peppermint in the white chocolate ganache.

How yummy does this brownie batter look? 🙂 I added extra chocolate chips to make them even more decadent.

Under bake them a bit so they are easier to roll into balls.

I used milk chocolate chips to dunk the brownie balls in, but you can use semi sweet, milk or dark chocolate…

I used a small ice cream scoop to help shape the balls.

How yummy do these look? I had to stop myself from eating them all 🙂 They look like homemade candy 🙂

I added cream to the white chocolate and a small amount of the peppermint extract, as a little goes a long way 🙂

Drizzle the ganache all over the balls!
Once the chocolate is a bit more set, you can drizzle them with the white chocolate ganache.Aren’t they pretty?

Don’t you just love the colors of the holidays?

And..I just had to add a picture of my precious Louie after he got groomed 🙂 He had a holiday bow on and he looked too cute not to photograph 🙂

Fudge Brownie Balls with White Chocolate Peppermint Ganache

Makes: 24-26 balls Prep time: 30 minutes Bake time : 15 to 18 minutes

Ingredients

12 ounces semi sweet chocolate

3/4 cup of unsalted butter, melted

1 and 1/4 cups Dixie Crystals Granulated Sugar

2 eggs

2 and 1/2 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract

3/4 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup white chocolate chips

1/4 cup heavy cream

1/4 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Peppermint Extract

3 cups milk chocolate chips for dunking the balls, (or you can use milk, dark or semi sweet chocolate)

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Line an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.

Melt 1 cup of the semi sweet chocolate chips in the microwave.  Set aside to cool slightly.

In the stand of your mixer with a whisk attachment, combine the butter and sugar.  Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat for about 2 minutes or until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.

Stir in the cooled chocolate.

In another bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients until there are no lumps.

At this point, fold in the dry ingredients by hand until the mixture is totally combined.

Add in the 1/2 cup of the semi sweet chocolate chips.

Spread into your prepared pan.

Bake for 10 minutes then rotate your pan.

Bake for another 7-10 minutes.  You want the brownies to be slightly under baked, so they will roll easily into balls.  Not raw in the middle, but very soft.

Let cool slightly while you make the ganache and melt the chocolate for dipping.

When the brownies are slightly cooled, use a small scoop and roll them into bite sized balls. Place them on a wax paper lined baking sheet and in the fridge while you make the ganache and melt the chocolate.

Melt the 3 cups of your chocolate chips…I used milk chocolate to make them extra sweet, but semi sweet or dark chocolate works really well too.

Dunk the cooled brownie balls into the melted chocolate with a fork.  Tap off the excess chocolate and place them on your prepared pan.

Heat the heavy cream until it is very hot.

Pour over the cup of white chocolate chips and let stand for a few minutes.

Stir until it the mixture is completely melted.

Add in the 1/4 teaspoon of the peppermint extract.

Drizzle over the chocolate covered brownie balls.

Place in an airtight container for several days.

Enjoy!!!!

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