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The Best Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Recipe From Scratch

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Blissful chocolatey, pepperminty amazingness. Fast and simple to make, and faster to make disappear. Healthier version of my favorite chocolate mint brownies.

brownie on white plate on red and white tablecloth

These chocolate peppermint brownies are perfect to have on hand for after school snacks, afternoon tea breaks, and even dessert. They are dense and fudgy with moist crumbs and the perfect peppermint flavor. 

This easy from scratch recipe bakes up fast and is one of my absolute favorites.

If you’ve looked around on the site, I’m sure by now that y’all know I love chocolate.

Like, I’m not trying to keep it a secret or anything.

And the other day I was really craving me some brownies!

They needed it fudgy and rich. And chocolate-y.

And then I thought, “Oh! I should add some peppermint!”

And so I came up with this amazing Chocolate Peppermint Brownie recipe.

Chocolate and peppermint is one of my favorite combinations, and these are truly superb!

This recipe uses an 8″ x 8” or 9″ x 9” pan, but you can double the recipe and bake it in a 9″ x 13” if you’ve got a crowd.

These amazing brownies come together quickly and as a bonus, your house smells pretty awesome as they bake!

I have no idea if they freeze well because I never have any left over to freeze. 🙂

If you don’t have raw chocolate powder, you can get some here, or just use cocoa powder.

In a pinch you can substitute 2 – 1 oz unsweetened baking squares for the chocolate powder and reduce the butter by 2 Tbsp.

Now, go grab your apron and let’s make some chocolate peppermint magic!

brownies on white plate on red and white tablecloth

Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Ingredients

  • 10 Tablespoon butter (1 stick + 2 Tbsp)
  • 6 Tablespoon raw chocolate powder or cocoa powder
  • 1 cup organic evaporated sugar cane juice
  • ½ cup organic, unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons peppermint extract

Instructions

Butter your pan well and set aside.

To start with, you need to heat the butter in a medium-sized saucepan just until melted.

butter melting in pan
just slightly melted

Then in a small bowl combine the chocolate powder, sugar, flour, baking powder, and sea salt. And stir that all up well.

Now we’re going to add the chocolate mixture to the melted butter and stir until it’s well mixed.

dry ingredients added to melted butter.
mixing the dry ingredients into the butter

Then add the eggs and the peppermint extract and mix it again.

brownie batter mixed up in pan.
all mixed up

The last step is to pour the brownie batter into your prepared pan and bake it at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes.

brownie batter in buttered pan.
well buttered then battered

It will pull away from the sides slightly when it’s done.

Be careful not to over bake, though, because it will continue to cook as it cools.

Let these amazing chocolate mint brownies cool a bit on a wire rack then cut into squares and enjoy!

baked brownies in pan.
man, I wish you could smell this!

I usually get 16 brownies from a square pan.

I love to eat then when they are still a little warm.

OK. I confess, I usually eat one when they first come out of the oven.

They are so. stinkin. good.

And can I just point out that serving the brownies warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is crazy good too!

And if there are any left to cool they are pretty good cold as well!

So, go ahead, indulge a little. I won’t tell. Promise.

Frequently Asked Questions About Chocolate Brownies

How long will these brownies stay good?

Sitting in the counter, I’ve had them stay good for up to a week in an airtight container. They tend to start drying out after about 3 days.

Can you freeze chocolate brownies?

Yes you can. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and pop into a zip top freezer bag. They will keep for 3 to 5 months. Allow to thaw on the counter.

Why do some brownies crack on top?

If your batter has a lot of air bubbles, they will rise to the surface and pop leaving cracks behind. The more bubbles, the larger the cracks.

More delicious dessert recipes you should try:

chocolate brownies on white plate on red and white tablecloth

Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Blissful chocolatey, pepperminty amazingness. Fast and simple to make, and faster to make disappear.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 brownies
Calories 139 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 10 Tbsp butter 1 stick + 2 Tbsp
  • 6 Tbsp raw chocolate powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

Instructions
 

  • Heat the butter in a medium sized saucepan just until melted.
  • In a small bowl combine the chocolate powder, sugar, flour, baking powder, and sea salt. Stir well.
  • Add the chocolate mixture to the butter and stir until it’s well mixed. Add the eggs and peppermint extract and mix again.
  • Pour into a well buttered pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.

Notes

Recipe can be doubled and baked in a 9″ x 13″ pan.
In a pinch you can substitute 2 – 1 oz baking squares for the chocolate powder and reduce the butter by 2 Tbsp.

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 170mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 248IUCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
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By on August 19th, 2022

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