Brecken’s Best Bites: St. Paddy’s Day Treats!

Before we dive into some goodies, I have to give a big shout out to the eBrush winner: Teresa Kistler!

Thank you to everyone who entered. Next week I have 1 final BIG giveaway before my March 24th show – I can’t wait!

brecken 1 533x800 Breckens Best Bites: St. Paddys Day Treats!Stefyn’s birthday is on St. Paddy’s Day so for the past few years, Brecken has made green treats in honor of this special day. The Pretzel Kisses (adapted from a Becky Higgins recipe) and chocolate mint brownies are my favorites.

The cupcakes are a white cake (with green food coloring) and a buttercream frosting with green sugar sprinkles.

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Pretzel Hugs:


Hershey Kisses, Hershey Hugs or Rolo’s

M&M’s (match colors to the season)

Preheat over to 200 degrees.

Line a baking pan with pretzels and place 1 Hershey/rolo on each pretzel.

Bake for 8 minutes.

After you take the pretzels out of the oven, place 1-3 M&M’s on each chocolate.

Allow to cool for 2-3 hours.

*We like to mix it up with different color M&M’s & chocolate candies – mmmm!

Mint Brownies:

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups chocolate syrup

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 t. peppermint extract

mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.

In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup of softened butter until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the chocolate syrup.

Stir in the flour until just blended. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until top springs back when lightly touched.

Cool completely in the pan.

In a small bowl, beat the confectioners’ sugar, 1/2 cup butter or margarine and extract until smooth.

Fold in mini chocolate chips.

Spread evenly over the cooled brownies, then chill until set.


I’m in Denver at two volleyball tournaments–both Brecken and Sage are playing.

Happy Eating!


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