Milk Chocolate Stocking Brownies

These yummy brownies are inspired by a certain lamp in "A Christmas Story." Be sure to have these easy Christmas cookies on hand when you watch it this holiday season!

Milk Chocolate Stocking Brownies
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 brownies

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup milk chocolate pieces

  • 3 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 recipe Caramel Frosting

  • ¼ cup milk chocolate pieces, melted

Caramel Frosting

  • cup butter, softened

  • 3 cup powdered sugar

  • ¼ cup purchased caramel ice cream topping

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoon milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with foil, extending the foil over edges of pan. Coat foil with cooking spray. In a small bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In a medium saucepan heat and stir butter, 1/2 cup of the milk chocolate pieces, and the unsweetened chocolate over low heat until melted and smooth. Cool slightly. Stir in sugar and vanilla until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition. Stir in flour mixture just until combined. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup milk chocolate pieces. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading evenly. Bake 25 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

  3. Spread brownies with Caramel Frosting. Fill a small heavy resealable plastic bag with the melted chocolate. Snip off a small corner. Pipe chocolate in diagonal lines across the brownies. Give pan a one-quarter turn. Pipe remaining chocolate in diagonal lines across brownies forming a crosshatch pattern. Chill until set. Using the edges of the foil, lift uncut brownies out of pan. Transfer to a cutting board. Cut into bars.

Caramel Frosting

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat softened butter with a mixer on medium until smooth. Gradually add 1 cup powdered sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in caramel ice cream topping and salt. Gradually beat in remaining 2 cups powdered sugar. Beat in enough milk to make of spreading consistency.

To Store:

Place brownies in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

314 Calories
15g Fat
45g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 314
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 56mg 1%
Folate, total 12.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.