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Peppermint Brownies

Elevate a simple brownie box mix with the festive addition of peppermint!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Nina Hendrick

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 1 box brownie mix for 8x8" pan
  • 6 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peppermint chips soft ones, like Ghirardelli

Peppermint Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened/room temperature
  • 1 lb confectioners sugar, sifted half a 32 oz. bag
  • 1 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp light cream
  • 12 candy canes, crushed for garnish

Instructions

Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Spray or grease an 8x8" brownie pan. Set aside.
  • Add brownie mix, butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract to bowl of stand mixer. Beat until well combined. 
  • Fold in chocolate and peppermint chips.
  • Add brownie batter to 8x8" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes. A toothpick should come out mostly clean but may be "fudgy" at the bottom. 
  • Allow to cool. 

Peppermint Buttercream

  • Beat butter and confectioner’s sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer until fluffy.
  • Add peppermint extract and light cream, if needed.
  • The consistency of your buttercream should be similar to peanut butter. Add additional sugar or cream to achieve desired result.
  • Frost cooled brownies and garnish with crushed candy canes.