Fudgey Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

The holiday season just got a little bit sweeter with these super simple, extra delicious, and perfectly Fudge-y Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownies… with a rich dark chocolate ganache topping, of course! Made with TWO kinds of chocolate and peppermint oil, these bars are soft, gooey, and every bite is truly the perfect balance between chocolate and peppermint. Then, after being baked, they’re generously glazed with a super simple homemade chocolate ganache that truly makes these brownies roll your eyes back delicious. Each brownie is then finished with chunks of broken up peppermint candy canes! There is so much chocolate and peppermint in these brownies that it truly feels like the holiday’s in every single bite. Oh, and they’re the perfect treat when you’re entertaining. So, be sure to include these delicious brownies on your Thanksgiving dinner table, in your Christmas presents, or just whenever you want a deliciously minty-chocolate-y brownie!

three stacked browies on white plate with more brownies around, candy canes, and milk glass behind

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About The Recipe

The holiday season just needs brownies, don’t you think? There is nothing more simple, well loved, or just amazing as a freshly baked brownie. Seriously, these would not only just be amazing to eat every night for dessert…but they also make the perfect gift!

Because, let’s be real, is there a more classic combo than chocolate and mint? I can’t think of one!

So, when we saw candy canes at the grocery store, we knew exactly what we needed to do.

And I cannot begin to find the words to describe just how amazing these brownies are. They’re literally everything you’re looking for when you think of the perfect brownie!

It’s a soft, chocolate-y center with a crinkle top…that gets generously covered in chocolate ganache and peppermint chunks.

Okay, maybe not the perfect brownie, but the perfect brownie with a little holiday flair! Trust me, there is nothing better than the combo of chocolate and peppermint.

I had forgotten how much I truly loved the combo until I tried a bite of the batter (i couldn’t resist!). It was like I was immediately taken back to my childhood and eating one too many junior mints or drinking a chocolate peppermint frap.

It instantly made me smile!

close up of peppermint brownies

But, you might be asking why all the chocolate… well, when the holiday’s come around, I can’t think of a better time to indulge. So, why not two kinds of chocolate inside a brownie?

Maybe it’s technically three because of the silky ganache on top…

Either way, there is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than with these peppermint brownies!

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

For The Brownies:

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Salted Butter
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Peppermint Oil
chocolate, flour, sugar, butter, eggs, peppermint oil, vanilla, and cocoa powder in glass bowls

For The Ganache:

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Heavy Cream
chocolate chips and cream on marble counter

Instructions

In a small pot, melt the chocolate chips and butter together over low heat.

Whisk together flour and cocoa powder. Set aside.

In the mixer with the beater attachment, beat together eggs, sugar, vanilla, and peppermint oil for 10 minutes.

Pour melted chocolate into the egg mixture and slowly mix in.

Mix in the flour mixture.

Transfer into a greased 9 inch square pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Carefully run a knife along the edges to make sure it didn’t stick before carefully turning it out of the pan and letting it cool.

While the brownies cool, melt chocolate and cream together over low heat.

Let cool slightly before pouring over the brownies. Top with crushed peppermint.

What To Serve With These Peppermint Brownies…

So. Many. Things. These brownies are the ultimate holiday dessert! Here are some of our favorite things to serve with these delicious treats.

How To Store

You can easily store these brownies in an airtight container and keep in the fridge or freezer! I recommend waiting on the ganache because it’ll melt when it reheats, but if you don’t mind that, then you’re good to go!

Substitutions

  • You can use something like peppermint schnapps to flavor this brownie instead! You’ll need to increase the amount slightly.
  • We used dark chocolate, but feel free to use semi-sweet or milk chocolate!
three stacked brownies on white plate with candy canes, glass of milk, fairy lights, and more brownies behind

Expert Tips

  • Beat the eggs, sugar, vanilla, and peppermint oil for the full ten minutes!
  • Don’t over-mix the batter.
  • Your peppermint oil may be stronger or weaker than ours. Adjust as needed.
  • You can use bake-even strips to ensure the brownies bake evenly.
  • To help determine if the brownies are baked, use cake tester!
  • Run a dull knife around the edges of the pan to make sure the brownies release from the sides.

When you make these Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownies, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

two brownies stacked on white plates with more brownies behind and candy canes

Fudgey Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Traci
Chocolate-y, peppermint-y, and perfectly sweet, These Fudgey Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownies are the ultimate bake for any chocolate lover!
4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Additional Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 394 kcal

Ingredients
 

Brownies

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • cup salted butter
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 ⅝ cups sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • teaspoon oil of peppermint
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • cup cocoa powder, sifted

Ganache

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions

Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 9 inch square pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  • Melt butter and chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine eggs, sugar, vanilla, and peppermint oil.
  • Beat on high speed for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in melted chocolate mixture.
  • Then stir in flour mixture.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes.

Ganache

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, combine chocolate chips and cream.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and combined with cream.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Allow to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

Putting It Together

  • Pour ganache over cooled brownies.
  • Top with crushed peppermint.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • You can use something like peppermint schnapps to flavor this brownie instead! You'll need to increase the amount slightly.
  • We used dark chocolate, but feel free to use semi-sweet or milk chocolate!
Expert Tips:
  • Beat the eggs, sugar, vanilla, and peppermint oil for the full ten minutes!
  • Don't over-mix the batter.
  • Your peppermint oil may be stronger or weaker than ours. Adjust as needed.
  • You can use bake-even strips to ensure the brownies bake evenly.
  • To help determine if the brownies are baked, use cake tester!
  • Run a dull knife around the edges of the pan to make sure the brownies release from the sides.

Nutrition

Serving: 1brownieCalories: 394kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 139mgPotassium: 215mgFiber: 2gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 605IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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