peppermint brownies with mint cream cheese frosting by fork in the kitchen

Peppermint Brownies

  • Author: Becca | Fork in the Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 brownies 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Thick, fudgey brownies topped with extra cream cheese peppermint frosting and drizzled with chocolate for the perfect mint chocolate treat!




  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Optional: 8-10 drops green food coloring

DRIZZLE (optional):

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F and grease or line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter and chocolate chips in microwave or double boiler. If microwaving, melt in 25-second increments, stirring in between, for approximately 1 – 1 1/2 minutes. Pour into mixing bowl if double broiling and set aside to cool slightly. Meanwhile, stir together flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  3. Whisk the sugar into melted chocolate. Add eggs one at a time, whisking between each addition. Stir in vanilla extract. Fold in the dry ingredients.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes until edges are set and center doesn’t jiggle. A toothpick should come out with moist crumbs to ensure you’ll have fudgy brownies! Let brownies cool completely before frosting.


  1. Cream together the room temperature cream cheese and butter using an electric mixer. Add the milk, vanilla extract, peppermint extract. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, fully incorporating between each addition. Add food coloring until desired color is reached, if using. Spread the frosting on cooled brownies.


  1. Melt chocolate chips and vegetable oil in the microwave, checking them every 15 seconds and stirring until melted completely. Drizzle over frosted brownies.


Store brownies in the fridge covered or in an airtight container.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking

Keywords: st. patrick's day, sweet, easy, party

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