Organic Emily

Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Chocolate Peppermint BrowniesThese little devils are a divine knock off of Kneaders version!  I found the recipe from another blog called budgetgourmetmom.com.  I opted out of the red food coloring for the frosting and doubled the ganache topping to completely cover the brownies.

Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Brownies

1 cup butter

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

2 cups organic sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

4 large eggs

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350` and line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper.  Melt the chocolate and butter in a double broiler and cool.  Beat in sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt.  Whisk the flour and fold in the chocolate chips.  Pour into baking dish.  Bake for 25 minutes.

Frosting

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract or 10-20 drops peppermint essential oil

2 drops red food coloring, optional

While the brownies are baking mix all ingredients together for the frosting in a medium size bowl and set aside.  Once the brownies are completely cooled spread the frosting onto them.

Ganache

1 cup chocolate chips

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup crushed candy canes

In a double broiler melt the chocolate and cream.  Take off heat and let cool slightly.  Spread onto the frosting covered brownies.  Sprinkle with candy cane.  Chill for 2 hours and serve.

Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, Mom of 4 cute kids, Yoga instructor and very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients and her escapades as the keeper of both backyard chickens and honeybees!

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