chocolate peppermint brownies

Chocolate Peppermint Brownies: Quick, Easy and Delicious

These Chocolate Peppermint Brownies are delicious. This quick and simple one bowl recipe is the perfect treat this festive season. Top with buttercream and crushed candy canes or keep it simple and lightly top with confectioners sugar.

Chocolate and peppermint are such a classic combination. A delicious combination. And, in my opinion, such a Christmas-y combination. And these Chocolate Peppermint Brownies are delicious. They come together super quickly and the brownie itself comes together all in one bowl.

The actual brownie is lower in added sugar than a traditional brownie as I use banana as a sweetener in addition to 1/3 cup of brown sugar and 1/3 cup of chocolate chips. But the fact the brownie is slathered with a delicious buttercream and sprinkled with crushed candy canes sort of reduces the health factor. Oops. Oh well. ‘Tis the season right?!

peppermint brownies

To Make the Chocolate Peppermint Brownie You Will Need

  • an overripe banana
  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • cocoa
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • peppermint extract 
  • wholemeal flour
  • baking powder
  • chocolate chips

For the Icing 

  • icing sugar (confectioners sugar) 
  • cocoa
  • milk 
  • candy canes

How to Make the Chocolate Peppermint Brownies 

In a medium size bowl add in a mashed banana, brown sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla extract and peppermint extract.

to make the chocolate peppermint brownies add in the wet ingredients with the cocoa and sugar in a medium bowl
Next, whisk the mixture together until well combined and the chocolate mix is silky and smooth. 

whisk the cocoa sugar and wet ingredients together until well combined
Into the same bowl add in the flour, baking powder and chocolate chips then fold in until the mixture is well combined.

fold in the flour baking powder and chocolate chips
Then, spoon the mixture into a prepared 18cm square brownie pan and bake for around 12 minutes until just cooked through and the top bounces back when softly pressed. 

spoon the mixture into a prepared pan

After the brownie has cooked, cool completely before removing from the pan. Optionally (and most deliciously) ice the brownie with chocolate icing and sprinkle with roughly crushed candy canes. Try and ice and decorate as close to serving as possible. Cut the brownie into 16 squares and enjoy.

cool the brownie completely before icing and sprinkling with crushed candy canes

Substitutions

You can use maple syrup instead of brown sugar if that is your preference. And though I have not tested you could use extra virgin olive oil instead of butter however they may not have that rich brownie taste. 

You could use a plain white flour if you don’t have wholemeal. 

If you love the sound of these brownies why not try these delicious Healthier Chocolate Brownies. Or if peppermint chocolate is your thing, you will adore these Chocolate Peppermint Bliss Balls

You may also love these Gingerbread Sweet Potato Blondies. They are just perfect for celebrating the festive season. Or if you have young children these fun and simple festive food art ideas may be the perfect snack-tivity to celebrate Christmas.

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chocolate peppermint brownie

Chocolate Peppermint Brownies: Quick, Easy and Delicious

  • Author: Bernadette - Goodie Goodie Lunchbox
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 16 generous slices 1x
  • Category: Brownies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Western

Description

These Chocolate Peppermint Brownies are delicious. This quick and simple one bowl recipe is the perfect treat this festive season. Top with buttercream and crushed candy canes or keep it simple and lightly top with confectioners sugar.


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Ingredients

For the brownie

  • One mashed over-ripe banana (around 200g)
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 125 g melted butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 1/4 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

For the icing

  • 1 1/4 cup icing sugar (sifted)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 100g butter
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • crushed candy canes for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 175c fan bake and prepare a 18cm square pan
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the mashed banana, butter, cocoa, sugar, eggs and the vanilla and peppermint extracts until silky and smooth
  3. Add in the flour, baking powder and chocolate chips and mix until well combined
  4. Spread into the prepared slice pan and bake at 175c for around 12-15 minutes or until the brownie is just cooked through and the top bounces back when lightly touched and a skewer inserted comes out mostly clean.
  5. Allow to cool in the pan before removing.
  6. Ice the brownie and sprinkle with the crushed candy canes. I would recommend doing this step as close to serving as possible if you are making the brownie ahead of time.
  7. Slice the brownie into 16 pieces and enjoy

Keywords: Brownies; Chocolate Brownies; Chocolate Peppermint Brownies; Peppermint Brownies

As always, I hope you enjoy these delicious Chocolate Peppermint Brownies. Remember if you bake my recipes and love them please rate them. Also I always love to see your pictures so remember to take a photo and share with me on Instagram or Facebook

Happy baking, 
Bernadette x

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