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Saturday Selections: Peppermint Bark Snack Mix Brownies

I am pretty pumped.

After a short hiatus, college football is back. And so is the Peppermint Bark Snack Mix!

Yes. Look closely and you will see that I may have just sprinkled this holiday snack mix all over some brownies.

And you thought this stuff was good on its own.

You wanna talk about some serious Christmas-y football noshing, put this on top of your frosted, chocolatey brownie.

The salty, crunchy texture that you get from the cereal and pretzels cuts the richness of the brownie. Oh and can I go ahead and tell you, it is mega addicting? I know this because The Hubs and I hovered over the pan last night at 10:00 doing that move where you are “just trying to even up the lines.” You know, you cut off a million little slivers, so it doesn’t seem like you are eating that much?

Riiiiight.

After just eating “a couple of bites” a rather large section of the pan of brownies went missing.

Woopsie. I guess we know which two people just bought themselves an extra hard CrossFit workout today.

Peppermint Bark Snack Mix Brownies

FOR THE BROWNIES:

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup butter, melted

2 eggs

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, sift together flour and cocoa powder. Stir in salt and baking powder. Set aside

In a mixer, combine sugar and butter.

Add in eggs one at a time.

Stir in vanilla.

Blend dry ingredients into wet until moistened.

Spread into the bottom of a greased 8×8 pan and bake for 25 minutes.

Let cool completely before frosting.

FOR THE FROSTING:

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted

1 teaspoon vanilla

In a mixer combine all ingredients until smooth.

Spread over cooled brownies.

Sprinkle liberally with approximately 1 cup of Peppermint Bark Snack Mix.

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Saturday Selections: Peppermint Bark Snack Mix

This time of year is very special to me.

It is the time of year where I get to watch football and enjoy my Christmas decorations at the same time.

It is totally nerdy, but I really enjoy sitting around my Christmas tree and having fun football games to watch. I love it whenever ESPN gets all holiday-fied and has the little snowy college football logos. And just last night I sat around listening to my sister try to come up with all of the ways that you could change around the lyrics to classic Christmas songs to make them Alabama related. Yule tide carols became Roll Tide carols. Santa became Saban. Reindeer became Richardson. You get the idea.

It’s the little things in life, right?

Little things like this snack mix inspired by peppermint bark.

Such a great snack for watching football games this time of year. It is a fun, salty-sweet snack mix with all of the flavors of peppermint bark.

The pretzels give it a wonderful salty crunch and cut down on the sweetness of the peppermint and white chocolate.

All you do is grind up the peppermints into dust in your food processor. You can leave a few little chunks of course, but you want it to really cover all of the pieces of pretzel, Chex, and chocolate chips.

You can eat it right away, but I really thought that this was better after it sat in a Ziploc overnight. It really let the peppermint infuse all of the other ingredients.

Merry Football!

Peppermint Bark Snack Mix

20 peppermints

3 cups broken pretzels twists

4 cups rice Chex cereal

1 cup dark chocolate chips

1 cup white chocolate chips

Pulse peppermints in food processor until it is a fine dust with only a few small chunks remaining.

In a large bowl combine peppermint dust with remaining ingredients.

…oh and here is a little early Christmas present to all of you from my sister, The Hubs, and me. You’re welcome.

(and I am so sorry Trent…I love you…don’t hate me.)

Richardson the Bad-Ass Running Back

Richardson the bad ass running back

Had some really crazy hair

And if you ever saw him

You might even stop and stare

All the opposing D-lines

Used to talk trash all day

Thought they could stop poor Richardson

From making any touchdown plays

Then one foggy Saturday night

Saban came to say

“Richardson with your hair so tight,

Won’t you make some plays tonight?”

Then how the Bama fans loved him

As they shouted out with glee

Richardson the bad ass running back

You’ll go down in history