I’m not a huge fan of peppermint, at least not by itself, but I love a rich peppermint-chocolate dessert.
With that in mind, I took my homemade brownie recipe (from Easy Homemade) and doctored it up a bit. The result was these peppermint brownies, and they definitely fit the bill!
- 2 cups sugar
- 1-1/2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1-1/4 cups (2-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter melted
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 3 candy canes crushed
In a medium bowl, mix sugar, flour and cocoa. Add butter, eggs and both extracts and beat for 3 minutes.
Pour into a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Immediately sprinkle crushed candy canes on top and gently press into the brownies.
Let cool for 20-30 minutes before cutting.
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|Mandi Ehman is the founder and publisher behind Life Your Way and the co-author of All in Good Time, as well as a wife and the homeschooling mom to four beautiful girls. She lives with her family on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia and loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.|