Peppermint Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 9 brownies
Peppermint Brownies. Soft and chewy brownies layered with a chocolate ganache and topped with candy canes!

Ingredients

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter cubed
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs cold
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup candy canes crushed

Chocolate Ganache

  • cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Lightly spray with cooking spray or grease with butter. Set aside.
  3. Add butter to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until light brown / caramel in color. 5-10 minutes. Make sure to keep and eye on it so butter does not burn. It also helps to use a light colored saucepan for this.
  4. Pour browned butter into a large bowl along with both sugars, cocoa powder, salt, instant coffee granules and baking powder. Stir until combined and allow to rest for 5 minutes or until the mixture has cooled down.
  5. Stir in the eggs and vanilla and mix until batter has a nice sheen to it.
  6. Fold in the flour and stir until combined. (Do not over mix)
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is set and a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Allow the brownies to cool completely.
  9. Once cool top with the chocolate ganache.
  10. Sprinkle with the crushed candy canes.
  11. Cut into 9 brownies and serve.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. In a small saucepan add the chocolate chips and heavy cream. Whisk until smooth and melted, set aside.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownies, Chocolate, Dessert, Holiday Baking, Peppermint Brownies