Peppermint Brownies

Peppermint Brownies

by Brava Chef Erin


Servings 16 brownies

Active Time:

~15 mins

Total Time:

~1 hr 4 mins

About this Recipe

These brownies are sure to get you into the holiday spirit. Who doesn’t love chocolate and peppermint? These fudgy brownies are infused with peppermint extract and topped with a chocolate ganache frosting and crushed peppermint candies. You can use either striped peppermint candies or candy canes to sprinkle on top.


  • For the brownies:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • For the chocolate ganache:
  • ½ cup melted semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • For the peppermint topping:
  • ⅓ cup striped peppermint candies, crushed

From Your Pantry

cooking spray or butter


Brava square pan

mixing bowls



plastic wrap


wire cooling rack

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat (Gluten)


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  • Serves 4
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  1. 1

    Prep flour & egg mixtures

    • In medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
    • In another medium bowl, stir together butter and sugar.
    • Add eggs to butter and sugar mixture; whisk until combined.
    • Add peppermint extract; whisk well.

  2. 2

    Finish brownie batter

    • Gently fold flour mixture into egg mixture until no large lumps remain.
    • Lightly butter or spray Brava square pan; pour batter into pan.

  3. 3

    Bake brownies

    • Press green button to begin preheating.
    • When Brava is preheated, slide square pan into top shelf. Press green button to begin baking.

  4. 4

    Finish baking brownies

    • When Brava notifies you, carefully remove square pan and place on cooling rack.
    • Cool for 10-15 minutes.
    • While brownies are cooling, make chocolate ganache.

  5. 5

    Make ganache and frost brownies

    • In medium bowl, combine melted semi sweet chocolate and melted butter.
    • Whisk in heavy cream.
    • Pour chocolate ganache on top of brownies in square pan. Using spatula, spread frosting in even layer across tops of brownies.
    • Sprinkle crushed peppermint candies evenly over brownies.
    • Cover square pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  6. 6

    Finish and serve

    • When ready, run knife around perimeter of square pan and remove brownies.
    • Cut brownies into 16 squares and serve.