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Chocolate Peppermint Brownies {gluten free + vegetarian}

Chocolate Peppermint Brownies have a dense, rich and moist base that is topped with peppermint flavored M&M candies.  The perfect fun holiday treats that is super quick to pull together so you don’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Holy Moly Macaroni, Christmas is in four days.  YIKES!

It really seems like Christmas has snuck up on me this year.  I think it is because Thanksgiving was so late and the weather has been incredible.  Warm, like 60 degrees warm, when this time last year we had over a half a foot of snow on the ground and it was freezing outside.  It felt like winter, it felt like Christmas and I was WAY more prepared.  Yea, this year not so much.

I am actually running to Target today to pick up the last few gifts.

Adding to my inability to get my self-organized for Christmas is that we are headed out of town for the holidays.  My family and my husband’s brother and his family are headed to Mexico to celebrate the holidays.  I can’t wait to get away enjoy the sunshine, sand, family and a whole lot of relaxation.

Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Before I start to pack I need to finish up a bit of baking so that I can deliver some goodie packages to neighbors and friends.  I always add a few staple cookie recipes that I know are favorites and I like to add a few new recipes as well.  These Chocolate Peppermint Brownies will be making their way into the packages. Such an easy recipe with everyone’s favorite chocolate and peppermint.  You can use any candied shelled peppermint candy in this recipe, M&M’s were the easiest to find for me.

I hope you make up a batch of these brownies and if you do please take a quick pick and share it with me via Instagram @ahealthylifeforme or Twitter @AHLFM.

Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

5 from 1 vote
Chocolate Peppermint Brownies have a dense, rich and moist base that is topped with peppermint flavored M&M candies. The perfect fun holiday treats that is super quick to pull together so you don't spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
Servings: 16

Ingredients

  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ¾ c. coconut sugar
  • 8 oz. semisweet chocolate chopped {everyday life}
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup of peppermint flavored M&M candies or any shelled peppermint candy

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line an 8x8 or 9x9 inch square pan with parchment, then lightly spray or grease with coconut oil, set aside.
  • Add chocolate chips to large glass bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove stir. Microwave for an additional 1 minute.
  • Stir in almond butter, cocoa powder, and coconut sugar until smooth.
  • Stir in vanilla extract, salt, and eggs.
  • Pour into prepared pan and smooth.
  • Top scattering peppermint candies. Make sure to leave space in between candies.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes or until the brownies are set in the center, taking care not to over bake. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 30 minutes before removing and slicing.

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Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

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8 comments on “Chocolate Peppermint Brownies {gluten free + vegetarian}”

  1. 5 stars
    Mouth-watering brownies!! I will definitely serve chocolate peppermint brownies on Christmas eve. Thanks Amy for sharing the recipe. 🙂

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    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

    I love using coconut sugar in my gluten free goodies too! These sound so simple and delicious. Definitely a must-make!

  3. I totally think I could fit in your suitcase! Mexico sounds way better then where we’re traveling – Minnesota, brrrr!!

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