Creative Brownie Recipes for Every Month of the Year
Make your new year extra sweet with 12-months' worth of brownie recipes from Food Network Magazine's latest issue.
January: Snow Day Coconut Brownies
Ever wish you could enjoy all the splendors of a wintery "snow day" without actually stepping foot outside? Then these are the brownies for you! Piled high with a luscious mound of shredded coconut and studded throughout with crunchy macadamia nuts, they're just what you need on frosty days that call for spending a little extra time indoors.
February: Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
Looking for a yummy way to upgrade your yearly box of Valentine's Day chocolates? Look no further than these creamy cheesecake brownies. Red food coloring and Dutch-processed cocoa combine to make the ruby red swirls. For even more fun, pack them in a heart-shaped box to give your sweetheart a Cupid-approved surprise.
March: Irish Coffee Brownies
Celebrate the luck of the Irish all month long with these super easy and ultra-flavorful mug brownies. To give them an extra strong jolt, you'll use brewed coffee, coffee extract and Irish cream liqueur or whiskey.
April: Lemon-White Chocolate Brownies
These vibrant squares are sure to be the talk of your Easter feast. Silky white chocolate forms the base of the brownie layer and the juice of five lemons makes the citrusy top. Add some yellow candies and dust with confectioners' sugar for an elegant finish worthy of the finest Easter basket.
May: Sprouting Brownie Cupcakes
April showers are sure to bring May flowers (and many smiles) when you make a fudgy bunch of these sprouting brownie cupcakes. To make the playful dirt-like topping, simply cover the brownies with a luscious combination of heavy cream, semisweet chocolate and finely crushed sandwich cookies. It's a treat everyone will love digging into!
June: Toffee Pecan Skillet Brownies
Kick off the official start of summer with these campfire-friendly skillet brownies. Chopped pecans give them a yummy crunch, while a sticky mixture of dark brown sugar, heavy cream and sea salt make them gooey and irresistible. Top with a few scoops of butter pecan or vanilla ice cream and watch as you quickly become the talk of the entire campground.
July: Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Your Fourth of July is sure to be red, white and delicious with these patriotic and chocolaty ice cream sandwiches. Assemble them the morning of your big holiday BBQ and freeze them during the day to end your night on a festive and frosty note.
August: Cherry Crumble Brownies
If you've ever found yourself craving a cherry pie during the summer, but don't feel like rolling out pie crust, give these fruity brownies a try. Not only are they the perfect excuse to get the most out of cherry season, their almond and rolled oat crumble is so delicious, it'll put your lattice pie topping to shame.
September: Cookie Jar Brownie
There's no better way to kick off a brand-new school year then sending the kids back with a lunchbox full of these tri-layered shortbread, cookie-dough and M&M-packed treats.
October: Monster Brownies
Ghouls big and small won't be able to resist these deliciously yummy double-chocolate brownies. To give each one a spooky Halloween-inspired touch, decorate them with variously sized eyeball candies and green and purple jimmies, nonpareils and sanding sugars.
November: Pumpkin Pie Brownies
Give brownie and pie lovers the best of both worlds with this decadent hybrid dessert. Complete with a flakey chocolate graham cracker crust, a smooth brownie layer and a creamy pumpkin puree top, it's perfect for Turkey Day and beyond.
December: Peppermint Hot Cocoa Brownies
Turn everyone's favorite winter beverage into a refreshing treat with these hot cocoa-inspired brownies. For double the minty flavor, you'll use peppermint extract and crushed peppermint candies for the topping.