Chewy chocolate brownies with a hint of peppermint flavor. No need to crush up candy canes for this recipe!
Back in December, I really wanted to make some chocolate peppermint brownies.
Though when I was searching for recipes, all I could find were brownies with crushed up candy cane. That is not what I wanted!
I just wanted to be able to use my newly purchased peppermint extract to add a hint of peppermint flavor. No candy canes.
I found a recipe that also included peppermint tea leaves (!) but as I was starting to play around with it I also greatly misread the amount of flour (it read 4 and 1/2 ounces, I thought it was 4 and 1/2 cups).
Luckily I was going to cut the ingredients in half, because that sounded like a lot, but it ended up being very much my own creation by the time I was done. And it worked!
These brownies are so soft and chewy and had just the right amount of peppermint flavor I was looking for. You can top them off with peppermint icing…
Or just sprinkle some powdered sugar on top.
But they are great without toppings, too. I better step away from these pictures or else I’ll want to go make them again. Enjoy!
- 10 tablespoons butter, (1 and 1/4 stick)
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- In a small bowl, melt the butter and chocolate chips together in the microwave in 30 second intervals, mixing until smooth.
- In a large bowl, add sugar, eggs, and peppermint extract and beat together. Add chocolate mixture and stir.
- Slowly add flour and mix until combined.
- Line a brownie pan with parchment paper for easy removal, and pour in mixture. Bake at 350 degree Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Let cool before cutting.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.