This recipe is found in the 2011 Paula Deen's Christmas magazine. It's one of those recipes that you keep going back to look at. My mom had everyone over for dinner Wednesday night, so I had to make it! I made up the whipping cream mixture and baked the brownies the night before. After dinner, I just had to put the parfaits together. Everyone loved them as you can see by the pictures of my grandkids!
I didn't crumble my brownies; I cut them into tiny cubes.
It's a definite must make. The whipping cream mixture is light, not too heavy or sweet. Perfect!
Peppermint Brownie Parfaits
1 (22.5 oz) package brownie mix (the 13 x 9 size)
4 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
2 (4 oz) bars white chocolate, chopped
30 round peppermint candies, crushed
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks
Garnish: peppermint candies
1. Prepare and bake brownie mix according to package directions; cool completely and crumble.
2. In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup cream and white chocolate. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Cool for 45 minutes.
3. In a large bowl, beat remaining 3 cups cream at high speed with a mixer until stiff peaks form. Whisk in cooled white chocolate mixture and crushed peppermints until combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
4. In parfait glasses, layer crumbled brownies, peppermint mixture, and chocolate chunks as desired. Store, covered, in refrigerate. Garnish with peppermint candies.
white chocolate and 1 cup whipping cream
brownies fresh out of the oven.
whipping cream with white chocolate mixture and peppermint candies