We were doing a little Christmas shopping at World Market (to shop for our Christmas kitchen tour) a few weeks ago and spied these little peppermint drops with tiny nonpareils in Christmas colors sprinkled along the bottom. I immediately grabbed a bag and knew I wanted to spruce up our lovely Aunt Mar June’s frosted peppermint brownies:
See? Don’t they look so good? I promise they are! Bake a batch for yourself! Mmmm….
Frosted Peppermint Brownies
- 4 squares unsweetened chocolate or 4 T cocoa
- 1 c butter
- 4 eggs
- 2 c sugar
- 1/2 tsp peppermint flavoring
- 1 1 2 c flor
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 c nuts optional
- 4 T soft butter
- 2 c powdered sugar
- 4 tsp milk
- 1/2 tsp mint flavoring go light on this if you have peppermint chips on top!
- BROWNIES: Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan.
- Melt chocolate and butter and cool.
- Add eggs, sugar, flour and salt.
- Mix well.
- Add peppermint flavoring and nuts.
- Bake the brownies for 20-35 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove them from the oven, and cool completely before frosting.
- Beat butter, powdered sugar, milk and flavoring.
- Cool in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Once completed cooled, smother with frosting then sprinkle peppermint chips on top.
- Melt chocolate and butter; beat until smooth.
- Frost cooled brownies with green frosting, drizzle glaze around top.
Note: Try halving the mint/peppermint oil suggestion and add more a bit at a time until it's the right amount of flavor for your palate. Also, nix the chips and add green food coloring to the frosting for a St. Patrick's Day treat! 🙂
If you liked this recipe, try 33 other delicious and festive sweets and treats by some of our very talented-in-the-kitchen friends! Yum!
Candy Cane Marshmallow Treats from My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Peppermint Chocolate Cream Pie from Domestically Speaking
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Peppermint S’Mores Brownies from Yellow Bliss Road
Chocolate Toffee Bark from Setting for Four
My Favorite Sugar Cookies from Stone Gable
Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Dip from A Pumpkin & A Princess
Christmas Snowman Sundaes | An Extraordinary Day
White Chocolate Gingerbread Mocha Mix | Twelve O Eight
Rocky Road Candy | A Night Owl
The Original Fantasy Fudge | At The Picket Fence
White Chocolate Macadamia Cranberry Bark | Lemon Tree Dwelling
Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows | Mom 4 Real
Tiger Butter Bark | Uncommon Designs
The Easiest Holiday Cookie Ever | Top This Top That
Christmas Ornament Cupcakes | Sweet Rose Studio
Frosted Peppermint Brownies | Lolly Jane (that’s us!)
Carrot Cake Mix Cookies | Sweet C’s Designs
Peppermint Donuts | Yesterday on Tuesday
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Caramel Popcorn Chocolate Bark | Clean and Scentsible
Andes Fudge | Eclectic Mom Sense
Chocolate Candies | French Country Cottage
Christmas Parfait | Clever Pink Pirate
Salted Caramels | Frenchie
Cranberry Bliss Bars | Food, Folks and Fun
Peppermint Bark Candy | Live Laugh Rowe
Cinnamon Rolls | Unskinny Boppy
Banana Caramel Crunch Bites | Nibbles By Nic
Apricot Pockets | Redhead Can Decorate
Rocky Road Fudge | Ella Claire
Peppermint Chocolate Fudge | Crazy Little Projects
Triple Chocolate Peanut Clusters |Major Hoff Takes A Wife
Christmas Trifle | town and Country Living
Okay so now you have no excuse to buy a treat for your upcoming holiday parties but enlist your family’s help and get to baking! 😉
See other peppermint posts like our Peppermint Patti Chex Mix, Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Peppermint Cocoa, Peppermint Christmas Sugar Scrub and our Striped Peppermint wreath!