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Chocolate Peppermint Brownies
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Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Making a big batch of chocolate peppermint brownies is what the holidays are all about. These are easy to make too because the brownie is a box mix! The homemade icing is what makes this so scrumptious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Chill2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate peppermint brownie recipe, chocolate peppermint brownies
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 442kcal
Author: Jill

Ingredients

Brownies:

  • 1 box betty crocker dark chocolate brownie mix
  • eggs
  • oil
  • water

Peppermint frosting:

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 tsp heavy whipping cream

Chocolate ganache:

  • 8 oz semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 C crushed candy canes

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Tear a piece of parchment paper off that will cover the whole bottom of the glass pan and slightly come up the sides
  • Follow the directions on the back of the brownie box and once baked, allow to completely cool
  • Once cooled, using a standing mixer, combine the butter, powder sugar, peppermint extract and heavy whipping cream.
  • Mix on medium speed until combined and stiff peaks form.
  • Spread the frosting onto the cooled brownies
  • Place the frosted brownies into the fridge for about an hour for the frosting to harden.
  • Once frosting is harden, place the 8 oz of semi sweet chocolate chips and 1 C of heavy whipping cream in a medium bowl
  • Place bowl into the microwave for 45 seconds
  • Using a whisk, mix until combined and smooth.
  • Pour ganach over the frosting and sprinkle the crushed candy canes.
  • Place back into the fridge for 2 hours before enjoying!

Nutrition

Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.8mg