Peppermint Cream Brownie Torte

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 9

Ingredients

Ingredients

Brownie

1
box (1 lb 6.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ Supreme original brownie mix
Water oil, eggs as called for cakelike brownies on brownie mix box

Peppermint Cream

2/3
cup whipping (heavy) cream
6
oz cream cheese, softened (from 8-oz package)
1/3
cup powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon peppermint extract

Dark Chocolate Ganache

1/4
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips

Chocolate Trees

1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1
teaspoon shortening

Directions

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line13x9-inch pan with foil, letting foil hang 2 inches over ends of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray. Make brownie mix as directed on box for cakelike brownies. Spread batter in pan. Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat 1/2 cup whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form; set aside. In medium bowl, beat remaining Peppermint Cream ingredients on low speed until blended; beat on medium speed until smooth. Gently stir whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.
  • 3 In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/4 cup whipping cream over low heat until hot but not boiling; remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips until melted. Let stand at room temperature about 1 hour or until slightly thickened.
  • 4 Remove brownies from pan, using foil to lift. Cut brownies crosswise to make 3 equal rectangles. Trim sides if desired.
  • 5 To assemble torte, place 1 brownie rectangle on serving platter; spread with 2/3 cup Peppermint Cream. Top with second brownie rectangle; spread with Dark Chocolate Ganache. Top with third brownie rectangle; spread with remaining cream. Refrigerate uncovered until serving.
  • 6 Meanwhile, place a piece of cooking parchment or waxed paper on cookie sheet. Draw 1 1/2- to 2-inch tree outlines or trace around 2-inch tree-shaped cookie cutter, leaving 1/2 inch space between each tree. Center toothpick at bottom of and 1/2 inch into each tree outline. In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup chocolate chips and the shortening over low heat, stirring constantly, until chips are melted. Pour chocolate into decorating bag fitted with plain tip or resealable plastic bag; snip one corner. Starting at top of each tree outline, pipe chocolate over tree and end of toothpick within tree; fill center with random, squiggly lines. Refrigerate until chocolate hardens. Gently remove trees from paper; refrigerate until serving.
  • 7 Just before serving, sprinkle torte with candies and arrange Chocolate Trees on top. Store covered in refrigerator.

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Tips

Expert Tips

For a sparkling finish, sprinkle white decorator sugar crystals over the torte.

Betty Crocker™ fudge brownie mix also makes a nice torte. Follow recipe for preparing 13x9-inch foil lined pan. Make and bake as directed (for cakelike brownies) on brownie mix box.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
730
Calories from Fat
360
% Daily Value
Total Fat
40g
62%
Saturated Fat
18g
89%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
115mg
39%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
84g
28%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
61g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.