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Peppermint Chocolate Brownies

  • Author: Katie
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes
  • Yield: 16 Squares 1x


Rich and fudgy dairy-free and gluten-free peppermint chocolate frosted brownies.

**Recipe adapted from Sugared & Stirred Grain-Free Orange Brownies




  • ½ cup dairy-free butter, room temperature

  • 1 ½ cups dairy-free chocolate chips

  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder

  • 3 tsp. instant espresso powder

  • 3 eggs, large

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tsp. peppermint emulsion or extract

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • ⅓ cup cornstarch

  • 1 tsp. fine sea salt






  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray and parchment line an 8×8 baking pan.

  2. Heat the butter, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and instant espresso powder over medium heat until fully melted and smooth. Remove from the heat

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer whip the eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and peppermint emulsion on medium speed for 5-10 until the color has lightened and is fluffy.

  4. Slowly pour in the melted chocolate and gently fold it together with a spatula.

  5. Sift in the cornstarch and salt and gently fold together until fully combined.

  6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. A toothpick should come out of the center with a bit of batter.

  7. Allow to fully cool in the pan before frosting.


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat the butter on high until light and fluffy.

  2. Add in the icing sugar, salt, milk, and peppermint emulsion and mix on low until combined.

  3. Turn the mixer up to high and beat until fluffy.

  4. Frost the fully cooled brownies and top with sprinkles if so desired. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Category: Squares
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Square
  • Calories: 292
  • Sugar: 32 Grams
  • Sodium: 187 Miligrams
  • Fat: 15 Grams
  • Saturated Fat: 9 Grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3 Grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 Grams
  • Carbohydrates: 38 Grams
  • Fiber: 2 Grams
  • Protein: 3 Grams
  • Cholesterol: 57 Miligrams

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