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Fudgey Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Chocolate-y, peppermint-y, and perfectly sweet, These Fudgey Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownies are the ultimate bake for any chocolate lover!
4.84 from 12 votes
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Additional Time 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Author: Traci


  • 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


  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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.