Peppermint Chip Brownies

Homemade brownies topped with a peppermint chip frosting is the way to go.  Give these Peppermint Chip Brownies a try the next time you get a peppermint craving.

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Yes, that is a homemade brownie.  And yes, it is peppermint sitting on top of it.

I realize that it is only the beginning of November, but I have been craving peppermint like crazy lately.  Don’t worry!  I haven’t forgotten about Thanksgiving…there are still a few pumpkin treats that I need to share with you.

But today, indulge me for a minute!  I made these brownies this week, and they were so good that I had to share them with you right away.    Forget waiting until December…you need these today!!!

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Please tell me that I am not the only one wanting to cram as much peppermint into my mouth as possible.

Have you seen the Andes peppermint crunch chips?  I used them quite a bit last year, but for some reason this year I am going even crazier for them.  I think every time I run into the store for something I have been grabbing another bag of them.  At this rate I will be stocked for next year very soon.

It is also very possible that I  might have been eating them by the handfuls while I was waiting for the brownies to bake.  What?  They are that good!

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These homemade brownies bake up so rich and decadent.  There is something about them that makes them pretty irresistible.  But top them with a melted peppermint chip topping and they become down right dangerous.

My husband really isn’t a big sweets eater, but he ate quite a few of these brownies.  He even took the pan over to the church to share with the staff, but I really think he just wanted them closer to his office.

I hope you are ready for me to go all peppermint crazy on you :-)  It is almost that time of year, and now that I have started I know I won’t be able to stop.  Each day I have been thinking up new things to make using my new favorite baking chips.  Let’s ride this peppermint wave into the holidays!

Now excuse me while I go finish off the last brownie that I hid in our refrigerator :-)  I need my peppermint fix for today!

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Peppermint Chip Brownies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 16 brownies

Peppermint Chip Brownies

Homemade dark chocolate brownies topped with a peppermint ganache is the perfect brownie for the holidays.

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup Andes peppermint crunch pieces, divided
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup white chocolate peppermint coffee creamer (Bailey's)
2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan melt the butter. Whisk in the cocoa powder. Set aside. Beat the eggs until light colored. Add in the sugar and vanilla and beat again. Add 1/4 cup of the hot butter and chocolate mixture and beat. Now add the rest of the chocolate and beat again.
  2. Sift together the salt, flour, and baking powder. Beat into the egg mixture. Spread in an 8x8 pan that has been sprayed with non stick spray. Bake at 350* for 25 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring the coffee creamer to a boil. Remove from the heat and add 1/2 cup peppermint crunch pieces and white chocolate chips. Let this sit for 1-2 minutes. Stir until creamy. Spread over the top of the cooled brownies. Sprinkle with the extra 1/4 cup peppermint pieces and mini chocolate chips. Let set before cutting. Cut into 16 brownies. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container.

Notes

*If you can't find the peppermint coffee creamer, you can also use heavy whipping cream.

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Comments

  1. says

    Those brownies are gorgeous! Like, these are perfect for winter. (And Valentine’s day … I have a feeling I’m going to need an excuse to make these again and again! :) I love peppermint and mint flavored things because they taste fancy and finished. Mmmm, love these brownies!

  2. says

    Is there any better pairing than fudgy chocolate with cool mint!? These brownies look FAB! Plus, I’m a sucker for anything Candy Cane colored! Awesome recipe Jocelyn…. I might not be able to wait until December to make these either!!
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  3. says

    These brownies look so fudgy! I love that thick layer of frosting too. I’ve never used those peppermint chips, but I definitely will this holiday season! My family thinks I’m weird because I like peppermint flavored things, but I think these brownies could change their minds. :) It’s NEVER too early for peppermint!
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  4. says

    Holly smokes. I can’t keep up with all of your goodies :-) Do you get to eat them all? This is so indicative of the upcoming holidays though. Have you started baking holiday cookies yet? I think I should start soon!! Can’t wait what you come up with. You are very creative!!
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  5. Krista says

    Yum! I’ll have to make two batches of the brownies so I can leave one plain for mister picky but bring on the peppermint ;)

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