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Peppermint Snowmen Brownies is an easy recipe for fudgy homemade brownies topped with a homemade peppermint buttercream frosting and royal icing snowmen. A festive holiday dessert that's fun for kids and grown ups too! #holiday #baking #peppermint #brownies #funforkids #homemadefrosting #Christmas #homemadepeppermintfrosting #homemadebrownies #easyrecipe #dessert #chocolate #swirlsofflavor
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Snowmen Peppermint Brownies

Snowmen Peppermint Brownies is an easy recipe for fudgy homemade brownies topped with a homemade peppermint buttercream frosting and royal icing snowmen. A festive holiday dessert that's fun for kids and grown ups too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make peppermint brownies, peppermint brownies
Servings: 12
Calories: 646kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin

Ingredients

Brownies:

Peppermint Frosting:

Instructions

Brownies:

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line 9-inch square or 7" by 11" rectangle baking pan with foil leaving 2-inch overhang. Coat with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine butter and unsweetened chocolate in pot over medium heat and cook until melted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in granulated sugar, eggs, flour, vanilla and salt, stirring until blended and smooth. Transfer to prepared baking pan.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Using foil overhang, lift brownies from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

Peppermint Frosting:

  • With mixer on medium beat butter until smooth. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and beat until blended. Add milk and peppermint extract and beat until light and fluffy, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  • Frost brownies. Top with cake sparkles. Cut into 12 pieces. Top each piece with a snowman icing decoration.

Notes

Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
  • Call them candy cane brownies and decorate with an icing candy canes
  • No time to bake? Frost a store bought brownie with our homemade peppermint buttercream frosting (I won’t tell anyone!)
  • You can bake the brownie ahead and freeze. Just defrost and top with the homemade frosting

Nutrition

Calories: 646kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 1071IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg