Peppermint Brownies – Spicy Southern Kitchen

York Peppermint Patties give these Peppermint Brownies a burst of peppermint flavor. A great way to give brownies a little Christmas flavor!

Three Peppermint Brownies stacked on top of each other.

I love the cool, refreshing taste of peppermint patties. The peppermint flavor is such a wonderful complement to the flavor of chocolate. The simple addition of peppermint patties to a regular brownie batter changes the whole flavor profile.

Brownies are my favorite sweet treat and I’ve tried countless ways of making them. Scroll down for more Brownie Recipes.

Brownies just before going in oven.

Simple Ingredients

These brownies are super easy to make because they rely on cocoa powder instead of melted chocolate. The other ingredients are your basic brownie ingredients which you are likely to have on hand: sugar, flour, eggs, butter, and vanilla extract.

Equipment Needed For Peppermint Brownies

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • 9×13-inch baking dish
Brownies just after being removed from oven.

Why Add Boiling Water

The boiling water helps “bloom” the unsweetened cocoa powder. Blooming the cocoa powder helps intensify its flavor and also helps prevent the cocoa powder from making the brownies dry.

York Peppermint Patties

The peppermint patties get placed on top of the brownie batter. You will need about 22. Press down on them slightly so they sink down into the batter as the brownies bake.

Recipe Tip

Be careful not to overbake your brownies or they will have a dry texture.

Storage

Store at room temperature for 4 to 5 days in an airtight container or wrap individually and freeze for up to 2 months.

Peppermint Brownies stacked on a plate.

More Brownie Recipes To Try

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13×9-inch pan.

  • In a large bowl, whisk together cocoa powder and baking soda.

  • Whisk in half the melted butter.

  • Add boiling water and stir until mixture thickens.

  • Stir in sugar, eggs, and remaining butter

  • Stir in flour, vanilla, and salt.

  • Stir in peppermint patties and transfer batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool before cutting.

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