Starbucks Peppermint Brownie Recipe

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Hello fellow foodies! Today, I’ll be sharing with you a recipe that’s perfect for the holiday season – Starbucks Peppermint Brownie! This decadent dessert is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you feeling festive. It’s also a great recipe to impress your friends and family during the holidays. So, let’s get started!

List of Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup peppermint candies, crushed
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

List of Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Stir until combined.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition.
  4. Add the flour and stir until just combined.
  5. Stir in 1/4 cup of the crushed peppermint candies.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  8. In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream until it just begins to simmer. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips until smooth.
  9. Pour the chocolate mixture over the cooled brownies and spread evenly. Sprinkle the remaining crushed peppermint candies on top.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until the chocolate has set. Cut into squares and serve.

Nutrition Table

Nutrition Facts Amount Per Serving
Calories 250
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 75mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 23g
Protein 3g

Recipes FAQ

  • Q: Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted?
  • A: Yes, but reduce the amount of salt in the recipe to 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Q: Can I use milk chocolate chips instead of semisweet?
  • A: Yes, but the brownies will be sweeter.
  • Q: Can I use a different type of candy for the topping?
  • A: Yes, crushed candy canes or Andes mints are good alternatives.
  • Q: How long can I store these brownies?
  • A: They can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Q: Can I freeze these brownies?
  • A: Yes, they can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.
  • Q: Can I make these brownies ahead of time?
  • A: Yes, they can be made a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
  • Q: Can I double the recipe?
  • A: Yes, but use a 9×13 inch pan instead of an 8-inch square pan.
  • Q: Can I use a gluten-free flour?
  • A: Yes, but the texture may be slightly different.

Recipes Tips

If you’re short on time, you can skip making the chocolate topping and simply dust the brownies with powdered sugar. It’ll still taste great!

If you’re having trouble crushing the peppermint candies, place them in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them into small pieces.

If you want to make the brownies look extra festive, sprinkle some red and green sprinkles on top of the chocolate topping.

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