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Easy Peppermint Brownies Recipe

With the holidays in full swing I have been on the hunt for the perfect peppermint brownie recipe. It's so easy to become overwhelmed with the pages and pages of elaborate Pinterest ones so I decided to go with a more traditional brownies recipe and then just add in a few of my own personal touches like Ghiradelli chips and some Andes peppermint bark chips.

I used this recipe HERE and modified it below.

Here is what You'll need.

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa-powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, cold (my preference is brown cage free eggs)
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

I used my amazing kitchenAid mixer to make this process goof proof.

First off you'll want to create a double boiler by placing a medium size glass bowl over a saucepan with boiling water. Make sure the bottom of your glass bowl is not actually touching the water just catching the residual heat. Combine your butter, sugar, cocoa powder and salt in your glass bowl. The slowly stir your mixture until everything is combined. (Don't worry if it isn't perfectly smooth) Once everything is blended together take your bowl off the saucepan and set it aside for about 5 minutes to cool down your hot mixture.

 

Transfer your chocolate mixture to your kitchenAid and add in your vanilla and both eggs. Your mixture will begin to thicken then add in your flour one cup at a time on medium speed until all of your flour is added and your batter is gorgeous and shiny. Then toss in both your peppermint chips and chocolate chips. once those are incorporated transfer your brownie mixture to a pre-greased pan. (I love to use PAM nonstick baking spray that has a touch of flour already in it.) These will bake on 325 for about 30-40 minutes depending on hot your oven runs.

 

For the final touches you can sprinkle more peppermint chips on top or you to go an extra step. Layer two brownies with a cream cheese and powdered sugar mixture in between each brownie for an even more decadent bite.