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‘Tis the Season: Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownies Recipe

One of the best things about Christmas is the dessert foods that come along with it.  I love testing out new recipes each season and I’ve decided to bake a few things this year before the major Christmas cookie baking day with my mom.  I tried out a recipe for dark chocolate peppermint brownies this past weekend and I am ecstatic with the result!  They ended up being a big hit so I decided to share the recipe here.  Also, I am usually terrible at photographing food so I usually just don’t instead of posting photos I’m unhappy with but this time I used my lighting equipment and I actually got some great shots!




1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter
7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
2 cups sugar
5 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
6.5 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped and melted
Coarsely crushed peppermint candies, very fine pieces sifted out


1. Preheat oven to 300°. Grease a 9- by 13-in. baking pan; set aside. Sift together flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder into a bowl.

2. Microwave butter and bittersweet chocolate in a medium glass bowl, stirring often, until melted and smooth, about 1 1/2 minutes.

3. Whisk together sugar and eggs in a large bowl until blended. Add extracts and whisk to blend. Stir melted chocolate mixture into egg mixture. Gently fold in flour mixture with a plastic spatula until no streaks remain. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly.

4. Bake brownies until a toothpick inserted 2 in. from edge comes out with a few crumbs sticking to it, 35 minutes. Cool to room temperature, about 45 minutes.

5. Put dark chocolate in a resealable plastic bag, snip off a small corner tip, and drizzle half over brownies. Sprinkle with candies and drizzle with remaining chocolate. Let cool until chocolate sets, 25 minutes, then cut into squares.


(Recipe adapted from My Recipes)


4 Responses to “‘Tis the Season: Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownies Recipe”

  1. These look heavenly – have to try them :)
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  2. Yum! Love a good brownie recipe!
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  3. Alexa S. says:

    Yummmm! This looks SO good. I’m a huge fan of the peppermint/chocolate combination, so you can bet that I want to try these brownies for myself!
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    • Kristin says:

      I was so pleased with how they turned out! They’re very chocolately and delicious! And the mint is not overpowering. I’m definitely going to make them again next year!

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