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Peppermint Triple Chocolate Brownies

These Peppermint Triple Chocolate Brownies are rich, decadent, and festive! Chewy brownies topped with an easy peppermint frosting!

These Peppermint Triple Chocolate Brownies are rich, decadent and festive!

Did you think I could actually make it through the Christmas Season without posting a peppermint treat? Impossible!

To be honest, it took me this long because I was a little scarred after making 1,500 peppermint swirl cookies (similar to these). I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into when I decided to sell Holiday pies and cookie tins. How many would I actually sell? LOL.

The joke was on me because the answer was hundreds. 9,000 cookies later, I did actually live to tell about it. Barely.

These Peppermint Triple Chocolate Brownies are rich, decadent and festive!

These brownies weren’t in the tins but they are everything holiday baking stands for: rich, decadent, and nostalgic. While the peppermint frosting is incredibly easy, the brownies have a few more steps than your run-of-the-mill box mix.

Sometimes the best is simple, but sometimes being the best takes a little more work! 😆

To break it down, we are going to beat the eggs and the sugar together (called a whole egg foam) until the ribbon stage and then we’ll pour the melted butter and chocolate into whipping egg foam. A touch extra all in the name of extra rich and chewy brownies!

Tips for amazing Peppermint Triple Chocolate Brownies:

  • Melting the cocoa powder with the butter and dark chocolate makes it easier to incorporate into the batter and will result in a more intense chocolate brownie! If you forget, just whisk it into the dry ingredients.
  • Make sure the chocolate mixture is melted but not hot. I usually start melting while I scale the remaining ingredients. As soon as it is melted, I remove it from the heat and set on a kitchen towel until I am ready. Heating gently in a bowl set over simmering water also helps here. If it gets too hot, just wait and let it cool down.
  •  It is important that the eggs and sugar are at ribbon stage. This is the main leavening in the brownie and it will give you that chewy texture. You know you’ve reached ribbon stage when you let the egg foam run off the whisk as you move it over the bowl and it sits on top of the rest of the batter briefly before disappearing back into the foam.

If you would rather slather this peppermint frosting on an easier, yet still amazing, brownie, then this one is for you! No judgement here. One bowl, one pan, one damn delicious brownie. Seasons Greetings! 🎄🙃

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Peppermint Triple Chocolate Brownies


  • Author: Lindsey

Ingredients

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  • 96g All Purpose Flour (¾ cup)
  • 40g Cocoa Powder (¼ c + 1 Tablespoon)
  • 1t Kosher Salt
  • ½ t Baking Powder
  • 1T Espresso powder
  • 170g Butter (¾ c)
  • 85g 70% Chocolate (3 oz)
  • 3ea Eggs
  • 2t Vanilla
  • 300g Sugar (1 ¼ cup)

Peppermint Frosting: Half this recipe


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a pan with crisscrossed parchment paper to create a handle.
  2. In a large bain or bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and espresso powder; Set aside
  3. Melt together the butter and chocolate over a bain-marie.
  4. In a large bowl beat the eggs with the vanilla and add sugar, beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the melted butter and chocolate and whisk to incorporate.
  6. Fold in the flour mixture.
  7. Pour into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 16-18 minutes or until the middle of the brownie has puffed. Cool completely before icing or removing

Notes

I made this in a quarter sheet pan but you can make it in an 8-inch or 9-inch square dish just as easily. You could also use 9×11 pan in a pinch but they will be thinner and you’ll need to watch the bake time like a helicopter mom!

More Holiday Peppermint Inspo:

Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookies are the marriage of my two favorite holiday flavors: chocolate and peppermint. Two easy sugar cookie doughs are swirled together to create a delicate, tender and show-stopping Christmas cookie!
This easy Coconut Peppermint Pretzel Bark is a minty mix of white and dark chocolate with candy cane "snow", salty pretzels and a hint of coconut! You will love the holiday mint flavor!
An easy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge recipe! Perfect for gifting or keeping! Rich, chocolatey and smooth!
These Peppermint Triple Chocolate Brownies are rich, decadent and festive! Chewy brownies topped with an easy peppermint frosting!

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