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Holiday Traditions. We've all got that handful of things that just have to happen to make our holidays perfect. Pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, Peppermint candy canes at Christmas---we expect that these things will be a part of our celebrations and we look forward to them all year long.
Have you ever been the one to suggest a deviation from a tradition your family celebrates? I have and, let me tell you, those ideas are not met with much enthusiasm around my house! I think traditions unite our family and give us opportunities to connect with one another.
Often times, it's as easy as a nightly cup of coffee with the one you love. It's important to have these solid routines to show others you're willing to set aside time for them.
I was thinking of all this while I was mixing up a sweet treat to share with my husband. I wanted something that would go well with the Peppermint Mocha creamer and coffee I bought. Check out my Google+ album for more on my shopping trip.
Sometimes it can be good to change up our normal routine and do something different and special. For instance, think of all the reasons you would buy a coffee creamer like Nestle Coffee-mate Peppermint Mocha. There's probably not a lot, right? You'd pretty much use it for coffee.
I like to make special treats for my husband and I--just enough for the two of us to share while we're watching a movie or chatting at night when the kids go to bed. It's these moments of connection that we have to look forward to after a busy day for him at work and for me at home. Thinking creatively, I used this delicious creamer to make an excellent peppermint dessert glaze. It will be a hit on so many of our favorite chocolate desserts!
Peppermint Mocha Brownie for One
4 Tb. flour
4 Tb. sugar
2 Tb. unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
2 Tb. oil
2 Tb. water
1/4 c. powdered sugar
2 Tb. Peppermint Mocha liquid creamer
whipped cream & toppings, optional
Stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa, and salt in a ramekin or mug. Add oil and water and stir until completely combined. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. The center of the brownie should be a bit gooey. Use a spoon to pull the brownie away from the sides and sort of chop it up a bit. Mix the powdered sugar and creamer until smooth and pour over the brownie. Top with whipped cream and chocolate chips or candy cane bits, if desired.
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