These Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownies Are Fudge-tastic

December 7, 2018

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Don't forget to include these moist and chocolaty brownies on your holiday dessert tray! 

Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Author Kenneth Landers


  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1 /2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 5 oz dark chocolate finely chopped and melted
  • Coarsely crushed peppermint candies very fine pieces sifted out


  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, 25 to 30 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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