Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Amy Manes
by Amy Manes
16 brownies
1 hr 5 min

These dark chocolate peppermint brownies always get me in the Christmas mood. They are just the perfect combination of festive flavors all wrapped up in one delicious, melty, dark chocolate brownie! You will want to use a good quality Dutch processed cocoa powder and peppermint extract to get the best mix of flavors! I like to add in extra dark chocolate chunks into these chewy brownies – they make the most amazing melty pockets of gooey dark chocolate. Top with crushed candy canes and serve at your next Christmas gathering or party! People will love these festive brownies for the holidays!

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownies
Recipe details
  • 16  brownies
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 5 min
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  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp butter
  • 2¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs (room temperature)
  • ½ tbsp Rodelle Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1-2 tsp Rodelle Peppermint Extract (use 2 tsp if you want a bolder peppermint flavor)
  • ¾ cup +1 tbsp all purpouse flour (sifted)
  • ¾ cup + 1 tbsp Rodelle Baking Cocoa (sifted)
  • ¼ tbsp salt
  • ½ cup dark chocolate (chopped)
  • crushed peppermint candies and melted chocolate

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray lightly with cooking spray.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter and sugar over very low heat, stirring occasionally.
Once butter and sugar mixture is melted, let slightly cool and then transfer to a large bowl.
Add eggs one at a time to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix well. Add the Rodelle Organic Vanilla Extract and Rodelle Peppermint Extract. Stir to combine.
Sift dry ingredients (flour and Rodelle Baking Cocoa) together in a medium bowl and then gradually add to the egg mixture. Stir gently and minimally. Coarsely chop the dark chocolate bar and fold into the batter. Do not overmix.
Pour batter into the pan and bake for about 35 minutes. Check the brownies often to be sure they don't overbake!
Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack in the pan. Once cooled, remove brownies from pan and cut into squares. Top with crushed candy canes and melted chocolate. Serve and enjoy!
  • This recipe was tested at high altitude (5,600 feet) and works perfectly as written
  • I used about one 3 oz. chocolate bar and 4 candy canes for the topping
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  • Lauri Marthaler Lauri Marthaler on Dec 12, 2020

    What do you do with crushed peppermint candy? Sprinkle on top and bake?

    • Amy Manes Amy Manes on Dec 17, 2022

      Hi Lauri! I updated the recipe - you will just add at the end on top of your cooled brownies. Enjoy!

  • Lynno Lynno on Dec 17, 2022

    Hmmmm doesn’t say when to add crushed peppermint?

    • Amy Manes Amy Manes on Dec 17, 2022

      Hi Lynno! I updated the recipe - you will just add at the end on top of your cooled brownies. Enjoy!