Moist fudge brownies topped with a cool and sweet peppermint frosting.
Hey there Crafty Readers! I’m super excited to be here with you today sharing my favorite brownie recipe with a new twist. My boys love cooking in the kitchen with me and they request these brownies on a regular basis. I love the recipe because it is so easy to make and is a good one to have young bakers help with (and they taste really good too)!
The other day we had a Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake from Chick-fil-A; if you haven’t had one yet you have to try it! As we were enjoying our shakes we were talking about what we wanted to do the rest of the day and they mentioned they wanted to cook something. That’s when I thought; why not combine two of my favorite things into one sweet treat. When we got home we made a batch of our brownies. While they were baking we made a few changes to the frosting. We took out the cocoa powder and added peppermint oil (I just used my EOs but if you have peppermint extract you can use that too) and crushed up candy canes. The key with these brownies and the frosting is to add the frosting after the brownies have been out of the oven 5-10 minutes. You want that peppermint goodness flavor to soak into the brownies.
These brownies turned out better than I could have imagined. We took a batch to a family party last week and they were gone in seconds. If you are looking for a festive treat to take to a get together this season (or any time of year really) whip up a batch of these Peppermint Chocolate Brownies; your guests will thank you!
- 1 cup butter, melted
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 4 tsp vanilla
- ¼ cup evaporated milk
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- 3 drops peppermint oil
- 6 full size candy canes, crushed
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Mix butter and cocoa powder until fully combined.
- Add sugar and flour and mix until combined.
- Alternate adding 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla mixing in between.
- Pour in a greased 9x13 pan
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the middle.
- Mix milk, butter and peppermint oil until smooth (about 2 minutes)
- Add in chopped candy canes and mix until completely combined.
- Frost brownies.
Do you love the Peppermint Chocolate Chip Shake at Chick-fil-A? What’s your favorite fast food or restaurant recipe you wish you could make at home?
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