Let It Snow on National Brownie Day With These Adorable Desserts!

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Here’s an adorable and easy Christmas dessert Idea that will add a bit of pizzazz and lot of cleverness to your holiday table. We created these snowmen brownie cheesecake desserts in honor of National Brownie Day on December 8. Step by step, we take you through the recipe, as well as how to assemble these cuties.

INDIVIDUAL BROWNIE CHEESECAKES

Two 8 ounces packages cream cheese

Two eggs

Nonstick cooking spray

Vanilla Wafers

Two ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (we used chocolate chips)

¾ cup sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon coffee liqueur or 1 teaspoon vanilla

¼ cup milk

12 four-ounce mason jars


Allow cream cheese and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, coat twelve 4-ounce mason jars with cooking spray. Place a vanilla wafer in the bottom of each jar.


Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small saucepan cook and stir chocolate over low heat until melted; cool slightly. In a small bowl lightly beat eggs with a fork; set aside.


In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, flour, and liqueur. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Stir in eggs and milk until combined. Transfer 1 1/2 cups of the batter to a medium bowl; stir in melted chocolate.


Spoon plain batter evenly into the prepared jars, filling each about half full. Spoon chocolate batter over top of plain batter, filling each jar nearly full. Place jars in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan or 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Place pan on oven rack. Pour enough boiling water into the baking pan to reach halfway up the sides of the jars.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until puffed and set when gently shaken (cheesecakes will fall slightly as they cool). Carefully remove jars from water; cool on a wire rack. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours before serving. (Recipe courtesy: Better Homes & Gardens)

HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE SNOWMEN:

WHAT YOU’LL NEED …

Six cute patterned baby socks

10 mm black pom poms

10 mm white pom poms

White string, cut into six inch pieces

Orange pipe cleaners

Cloth for scarves, cut into 16 inch strips

Glue gun

Glue sticks

Sharp scissors


Start by placing a baby sock around the lid of a mason jar. Tie it with one of the strips of string.

Next, cut the baby sock to create the top of the hat.

The hat is almost complete … !

Trim the white string to the appropriate length for the hat. Next, hot glue a white (or coordinating) pom pom to each of the string ends. The hat is now finished!

Next are the noses. Wrap an orange pipe cleaner around the bottom of sharpened pencil. I wrapped it approximately three times.

Clip the pipe cleaner with a sharp pair of scissors to finish the nose. You’ll need six noses.

To create the scarf, wrap the fabric pieces around the lid of the mason jar. Secure with hot glue.

One final step! Glue two black pom poms underneath the hat to create the snowman’s eyes. Attached the pipe cleaner nose with hot glue as well. Your snowmen are now ready to be stacked!

If you like this clever Christmas dessert idea, you’ll love this adorable cookie recipe.

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Annemarie Schumacher
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