Peppermint Mocha Brownies are the dressed up version of my Perfect Brownies!
In case you haven’t noticed by now, I have a love for peppermint anything—especially when combined with chocolate! Just this past month I’ve made Peppermint Bark and Marshmallow Swizzle Sticks (you know my fave was the white chocolate peppermint!). I adore Candy Cane Ice Cream and my Cream Cheese Peppermint Patties are one of my favorite easy treats to make! Can you believe that I have yet ANOTHER chocolate peppermint treat to throw your way?
Just a week ago one of my friends let me know that she made my Perfect Brownies for a friend who has both egg and dairy allergies. She gushed over how delicious they were, and it got me to thinking—what about a Christmas version? A little peppermint extract, some crushed candy canes on top, and I’ve got a version just perfect for your next Christmas party!
In fact, I brought these today to our preschool Christmas sing along—a pan of brownies is SO much easier to make than individual frosted cookies. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about the cookies, I just want to be able to enjoy them myself if I’m going to put a lot of time into making them. But a pan of brownies? Couldn’t be easier! Perfect to share at a party!
These brownies have the perfect chewy texture (see Perfect Brownies) with a crinkle top, however obscured by the peppermints. Their texture comes in part from the maple syrup—trust me, this is important, I tried a million different ways—and partly from black bean aquafaba, the liquid from a can of beans (or you can make it yourself). If you’re gluten free, simply follow the recipe from my Perfect Gluten Free Brownies, adding the peppermint as called for in this recipe.
I hope these Peppermint Mocha Brownies make it onto your Christmas party buffet this weekend! If they do, take a picture, post it on Instagram, and tag it with #frieddandelions!
Need more peppermint recipes?
Candy Cane Cookies
Cream Cheese Peppermint Patties
Candy Cane Ice Cream
Double Chocolate Mint Chip Ice Cream
Marshmallow Swizzle Sticks
Peppermint Marshmallow Sugar Cookies
^^^ Candy cane explosion!