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Peppermint Frosted Chocolate Brownies. Rich decadent chewy chocolate brownies topped with homemade silky smooth chocolate frosting and topped with candy canes. A chocolate frosted brownie with candy canes. www.modernhoney.com

Peppermint Frosted Chocolate Brownies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 20
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Butter softened
  • 1 2/3 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Cake Flour
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks or Chips

  • Chocolate Frosting:
  • 12 Tablespoons 3/4 cup Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream or Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pure Mint Extract made add more until desired taste

  • Garnish:
  • Crushed Candy Canes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, sugar, and brown sugar for 3-4 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla.
  3. Stir in flour, cake flour, cocoa, and salt until mixed together.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour into 8 x 8 pan and spread evenly. May use 9 x 13 pan but the brownies will be thinner.
  6. Bake for 28-36 minutes. Check the center to see if a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. To make frosting:
  8. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter for 1 minute. Add cocoa powder and powdered sugar and whip until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add heavy cream and whip until smooth.
  9. Spread over cooled brownies.
  10. Top with crushed candy canes.