Peppermint Brownies

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With the holidays in full swing, all I can think about is the sweet treats that scream Christmas! It’s the time of year that we are all making yummy delights for family, friends, parties, and  if your like me, you want to take something special. I made this a few years ago and the thought of it has been dancing through my head every since. You will love it!!
Ingredients: 
Brownies:
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4(1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
2 sticks butter
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
Frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
4 Tablespoons butter, softened
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
1 1/2 Tablespoons milk
3 to 4 drops red food coloring
Chocolate Glaze:
1 cup milk chocolate chips
6 Tablespoons butter
Peppermint Topping:
1 cup crushed candy canes
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Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 pan with tin foil, make sure it hangs over the edges by 1 inch. Spray with cooking spray.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Break up the baking squares and butter and put into a microwave safe bowl. Cook for 45 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool and stir occasionally.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla until combined. With the mixer still running, add the melted chocolate and mix well. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix well. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. Don’t over bake! Completely cool.
  • Peppermint Frosting: Combine all the frosting ingredients and beat until light and fluffy. You can add more milk if you think its too stiff. Spread evenly over brownies and place in the fridge to chill.
  • Chocolate Glaze: Place chocolate chips and butter in microwave safe bowl. Cook in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. Let cool for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, and then spread on top of the brownies. Sprinkle with the crushed candy canes. Place in fridge to cool. When the chocolate has hardened, use the edges of the foil to remove the entire sheet of the brownies from the pan. Remove foil and cut into squares.
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27 thoughts on “Peppermint Brownies”

  1. Oh my goodness, ladies!! These brownies look so YUMMY! I'm definitely pinning on our blog hop favorites! Thank you so much for sharing at the Wonderful Wednesday blog hop!!!

  2. Your Peppermint Brownies look delicious, a very special holiday treat. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. You LouLou Girls always get me so hungry!!!!
    Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST The Midnight Baker! I hope to see you there!
    Judy

  4. Holy Moly this is making my mouth water! I need this right now, if you have extras can you ship lol!! Pinned! Thanks for linking up at Totally Terrific Tuesday! Cant wait to party more with you this week!
    Jess @LiveRandomlySimple

  5. these are making my mouth water! YUMMY! Pinned and tweeted! thanks for sharing at totally terrific Tuesday! I love having you there!
    Jess @liverandomlysimple

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