Triple Peppermint Brownies

What’s that you say? More peppermint? More chocolate? Powdered sugar that looks like snow? No problem. We got this. These are simple, come together fast and are loaded with holiday jazz hands. Think hella ooey gooey…my favorite kind of brownie.

You see that beautiful knife up there? Yep, that Henckles one. It is one of my most favorite chef’s knives and I’m giving one away for today (December 12, 2016) only. I know. It’s exciting! To win, you have to follow @displacedhousewife + @henckles_usa and tag a friend in the Peppermint Brownie post I’m putting on Instagram on Monday morning. If you also leave a comment below, you’ll have two contest entries (you have to do everything to be entered xo). The whole thing will take you seconds. And you’ll be getting my favorite knife…the one I use every day…the one I use to cut brownies like a boss. I’ll announce the winner on Instagram Tuesday morning. Good luck to all of you!!  {This contest is now closed!) xo

PS It’s the holidays. Did you get the memo? Suddenly we’re knee-deep in it. And I have a true life confession: I haven’t bought one present. Not one. So in the interest of making people happy on Christmas morning, I’m gonna have to make this post short and sweet. Don’t forget to enter to win that knife — you will die!! In a good way.

Let’s get our bake on beautiful people!

Triple Peppermint Brownies | recipe via DisplacedHousewife | quick, easy, festive...what more do we need? xo

Triple Peppermint Brownies | recipe via DisplacedHousewife | quick, easy, festive...what more do we need? xo

Triple Peppermint Brownies | recipe via DisplacedHousewife | quick, easy, festive...what more do we need? xo

Triple Peppermint Brownies | recipe via DisplacedHousewife | quick, easy, festive...what more do we need? xo

Triple Peppermint Brownies

Makes 16 Petite Brownies

INGREDIENTS

For the Brownies

  • 1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • ¼ cup sunflower seed oil (or other neutral veggie oil)
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon peppermint extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ½ cups peppermint bark
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons crushed peppermint candy

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Make sure you have a rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. Butter or use nonstick spray on a 8X8 baking dish. If you’re feeling it, put parchment paper in there…you’ll need to cut it so that it fits nicely. Using parchment paper will make it easier to pull the brownies out of the pan when done.
  3. In a large, microwave-safe bowl add your chopped semi-sweet chocolate, butter and sunflower seed oil. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Do not overheat your chocolate. Stir the chocolate-butter mixture until smooth and free of lumps.
  4. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar and peppermint extract to the chocolate and stir until completely blended. Then add the three eggs to the chocolate mixture and stir until completely combined.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder). Add to the chocolate mixture and mix until it is just barely combined. Fold in your chopped peppermint bark.
  6. Pour the batter into your prepared 8X8 dish. Use the back of your spoon to even the top a bit. Additionally tap the dish on the counter a couple of times to release any air bubbles from the batter.
  7. Put the dish with the brownies in the oven on the middle rack for 25 minutes. When done, they will have a bit of jiggle in the middle and if you test with a toothpick a wee bit of batter will coat it. This is a good thing.
  8. Now here is the most challenging part of brownie making…letting them sit there for 1-2 hours (or more) to cool. It’s brutal. Additionally, if you put your brownies in the fridge to cool they will be extra chewy and fudgy (use caution doing this if your dish is glass). Once cool, dust your brownies with powdered sugar through a fine mesh strainer and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy.
  9. When it’s time to cut the brownies, use a very sharp knife, cut straight up and down and use a wet paper towel to clean off the knife in between cuts. These are UBER fudgy…the longer you wait to cut them, the better they will look.
  10. Thanks for making these brownies!! Tag me @displacedhousewife #displacedhousewife so I can see them!!
On My Mind

–Rebecca xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

44 Comments

  • Amisha 2016/12/14 at 7:39 PM

    These brownies look sooo good Rebecca!! Absolutely decadent and so festive! LOL I have not done any Christmas shopping too and am hitting the mall this weekend ;)

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/12/15 at 4:07 AM

      Amisha — So happy to hear I’m not alone on the shopping front!! I tore through some online shopping yesterday and now it feels a little more under control. Thank you so much sweet friend!! xoxo

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  • Asha Shivakumar 2016/12/13 at 9:46 PM

    Those brownies are simply amazing and YAYYYY for the holidays. My boys would love to be your neighbor.

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/12/15 at 4:14 AM

      Asha — I would love that!!! Let’s all move to the same city!!! xoxo

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  • Heather 2016/12/13 at 2:24 PM

    I JUST baked brownies last night. They’re awesome, but wish I’d seen your peppermint recipe before that for a festive treat!

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  • Kathy Nelson 2016/12/13 at 7:28 AM

    Yummmmm!!! Gonna make this for baking day!!

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  • Anika @milesandmimosas 2016/12/13 at 12:42 AM

    Those brownies sound amazing! So festive for the holidays.

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  • Laura | Tutti Dolci 2016/12/12 at 10:04 PM

    You are speaking my language with these brownies! Seriously love!

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/12/15 at 4:16 AM

      Laura — We need to put together a baking date, seriously!!! xoxo

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  • Deepti 2016/12/12 at 6:40 PM

    Going on the ‘must bake for Christmas’, list. Thank you :)

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  • amanda paa 2016/12/12 at 6:06 PM

    You always know how to do brownies, cookies, cakes, ANYTHING right! these look ooey gooey delicious, and i’m a peppermint bark advocate for life. now i just need a better knife so I can cut my bars better. :) xoxo

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/12/15 at 4:22 AM

      Amanda — Girlll, you know how to say all the nice things!! I’m obsessed with the ooey gooey brownie. I swear this is the first time in my life that I’ve ever been able to let them sit that long to get a clean cut!! Sending lots of holiday love your way!! xoxo

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  • heather (delicious not gorgeous) 2016/12/12 at 5:37 PM

    i always have such struggles cutting brownies into nice pieces. probably because i’m lazy and just go at it with a knife when the brownies are hot and i don’t wipe off the knife in between cuts. will have to do both because your cuts are so clean!

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/12/12 at 5:43 PM

      Heather — Yes!! And seriously, the best advice, is to wait until they are cool. It’s so hard, but I swear by it!!! xo

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  • Cathy | whatshouldimakefor.com 2016/12/12 at 5:20 PM

    i never tire of the chocolate/peppermint combo so keep em coming! and i literally spent the past 4 hours shopping online for presents…it was my first stab at holiday shopping. argh! can’t wait to read about the napa trip…sounds amazing!

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/12/12 at 5:42 PM

      Cathy — Me neither!! I just love them together and it doesn’t seem to work the rest of the year so we need to squeeze it all in now! I’m going to do exactly what you did: a major online shopping bender to get it all done. Wish me luck!! xoxo

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  • Kaylee Smith 2016/12/12 at 5:13 PM

    It’s too bad I didn’t make these in time for a Christmas party I just went to…now I can’t share () but actually, you kill it Rebecca this recipe is to die for.

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/12/12 at 5:39 PM

      Kaylee — Thank you so much — what a sweet compliment!!! Maybe it’s better you didn’t make them for the party and now you get them all to yourself!! xoxo

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  • Amalia 2016/12/12 at 5:00 PM

    Duuuude. Looks delicious!

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  • Alida | Simply Delicious 2016/12/12 at 4:50 PM

    These look so utterly delectable!

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  • Stephanie McKinnie 2016/12/12 at 4:45 PM

    Omg, I haven’t bought one present yet either! These look way too good, I literally would eat them all!! I am in need of a real knife like this one as mine are cheap and dull.

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/12/12 at 5:33 PM

      Stephanie — You’re making me feel so much better about the present situation!! I think today I’ll do some serious online shopping. This knife is amazing — good luck to you!! xoxo

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  • Ruth 2016/12/12 at 4:24 PM

    Mint & chocolate are already a match made in heaven… triple mint?!?! OMG I need this in my life NOW!

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  • Joni Gomes 2016/12/12 at 4:20 PM

    So festive Rebecca!! And always love a grabbing hand in shot ;) ;)

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  • Patti DeValerio 2016/12/12 at 4:08 PM

    These brownies sound delicious! And that beautiful Henckles knife!! Who can resist wanting either one!! Lol I’ve heard many great things about Henckles knives! Happy Holidays to all!!!

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/12/12 at 5:30 PM

      Patti — This knife is no joke, my fav. I use it every day and I have a ton of knives!!! Good luck!! xo

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  • Angela Packard 2016/12/12 at 3:41 PM

    I bet these are amazing! Peppermint just screams Christmas…then you throw it in a batch of brownies and all is well in the world. XO

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/12/12 at 5:31 PM

      Angela — Thank you Angela!!! Definitely all is well in the world!! xo

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  • Leigh 2016/12/12 at 3:37 PM

    This suits my current pregnancy palette to a T! Looks beautiful too!

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  • Karen @ Seasonal Cravings 2016/12/12 at 3:30 PM

    Triple peppermint? Is that because double isn’t good enough for you? Ha, love it. These look like the perfect little holiday bites. I’d love to get my hand on that awesome knife!

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/12/12 at 5:29 PM

      Karen — Nope, double wasn’t good enough this time!!! ;) Good luck with the knife!! xoxo

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  • MB @ Bourbon and Brown Sugar 2016/12/12 at 3:29 PM

    Gorgeous brownies, and gorgeous knife!! I love everything peppermint this time of year – and the peppermint-chocolate combo package? dreamy :) Best of luck with the shopping… We’ve actually ditched present-giving this year in favor of travel and it’s hugely freeing.

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/12/12 at 5:29 PM

      MB — I love that you ditched gift-giving!! I’m trying to do a majorly pared down gift thing…because, frankly, we’re so lucky and I feel like we already have so much. It feels like excess sometimes. But, we’ll see how that goes… Yes to peppermint and chocolate!!! I think it’s all I could do until the end of the year!! Sending lots of love!

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  • Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen 2016/12/12 at 3:17 PM

    I’m hoping since these are petite brownies that I get to eat way more than one right?! The chocolate peppermint combo never gets old during the holidays Rebecca! Adding these to my must try holiday baking list! Good luck with the shopping!

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/12/12 at 5:28 PM

      Mary Ann — This combo never gets old — I’m obsessed with it!! I think it’s so funny that I made them petite because that NEVER happens. The 8X8 pan usually yields four brownies!! ;)

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