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Peppermint brownies with peppermint crunchy scattered around

Easy Peppermint Brownies

Easy Peppermint Brownies are deliciously fudgy and packed with refreshing peppermint flavor! This recipe comes together quickly in just one pot!
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Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract or oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips divided
  • 3 tablespoons peppermint crunch or crushed candy canes divided

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9x9" baking dish with foil or parchment paper and set aside. Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium low heat. Add the sugar, cocoa powder and salt, and stir well to combine. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally until the mixture is very warm to the touch. Remove from heat and stir in the peppermint extract, then allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating vigorously after each addition. Stir in the flour just until incorporated, then stir in the chocolate chips and peppermint crunch, reserving some for the top of the brownies.
    Peppermint brownie recipe process collage 1
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly, then top with the reserved chocolate chips and peppermint crunch.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the center is puffed and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs. Cool completely on a wire rack
    Peppermint brownie recipe before and after baking

Notes

  • Store leftover brownies in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Peppermint extract/oil adds big flavor, so a little goes a long way.  If you don't have any on hand, omit altogether and add more crushed peppermint if desired.
  • Change up these peppermint brownies by using white chocolate chips or topping with chocolate ganache!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 132kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 76mg, Potassium: 48mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 187IU, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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