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Chocolate peppermint brownies

Chewy chocolate brownies with a hint of peppermint flavor. No need to crush up candy canes for this recipe!

chocolate peppermint brownies

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!

chocolate peppermint brownies

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

chocolate peppermint brownies

 Or just sprinkle some powdered sugar on top.

chocolate peppermint brownies

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!

chocolate peppermint brownies


Yield: 15 brownies

Chocolate peppermint brownies

chocolate peppermint brownies

Chewy chocolate brownies with a hint of peppermint flavor. No need to crush up candy canes for this recipe!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 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


  1. In a small bowl, melt the butter and chocolate chips together in the microwave in 30 second intervals, mixing until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, add sugar, eggs, and peppermint extract and beat together. Add chocolate mixture and stir.
  3. Slowly add flour and mix until combined.
  4. 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.

Nutrition Information:



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.

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