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‘Tis the Season: Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownies Recipe

One of the best things about Christmas is the dessert foods that come along with it.  I love testing out new recipes each season and I’ve decided to bake a few things this year before the major Christmas cookie baking day with my mom.  I tried out a recipe for dark chocolate peppermint brownies this past weekend and I am ecstatic with the result!  They ended up being a big hit so I decided to share the recipe here.  Also, I am usually terrible at photographing food so I usually just don’t instead of posting photos I’m unhappy with but this time I used my lighting equipment and I actually got some great shots!

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RECIPE INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter
7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
2 cups sugar
5 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
6.5 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped and melted
Coarsely crushed peppermint candies, very fine pieces sifted out

IMG_9695DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 300°. Grease a 9- by 13-in. baking pan; set aside. Sift together flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder into a bowl.

2. Microwave butter and bittersweet chocolate in a medium glass bowl, stirring often, until melted and smooth, about 1 1/2 minutes.

3. Whisk together sugar and eggs in a large bowl until blended. Add extracts and whisk to blend. Stir melted chocolate mixture into egg mixture. Gently fold in flour mixture with a plastic spatula until no streaks remain. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly.

4. Bake brownies until a toothpick inserted 2 in. from edge comes out with a few crumbs sticking to it, 35 minutes. Cool to room temperature, about 45 minutes.

5. Put dark chocolate in a resealable plastic bag, snip off a small corner tip, and drizzle half over brownies. Sprinkle with candies and drizzle with remaining chocolate. Let cool until chocolate sets, 25 minutes, then cut into squares.

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(Recipe adapted from My Recipes)

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4 Responses to “‘Tis the Season: Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownies Recipe”

  1. These look heavenly – have to try them :)
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  2. Yum! Love a good brownie recipe!
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  3. Alexa S. says:

    Yummmm! This looks SO good. I’m a huge fan of the peppermint/chocolate combination, so you can bet that I want to try these brownies for myself!
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    • Kristin says:

      I was so pleased with how they turned out! They’re very chocolately and delicious! And the mint is not overpowering. I’m definitely going to make them again next year!

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