Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Peppermint Ganache Brownies Recipe

Dec 3, 2014

Peppermint Ganache Brownies Recipe


Hello blog friends!  Sheena's sister Shannon here with a amazing dessert that you absolutely must make this holiday season!  Sheena came down to stay with my family for the Thanksgiving weekend and we started to get into the holiday spirit!  We were super excited to make a seasonal recipe that was super cute for this time of the year!  We decided to make some super yummy homemade brownies with a delicious peppermint filling, topped with a decadent chocolate ganache!  These beautiful morsels of goodness are just heavenly and super to please any mint lover in your life!




Peppermint Ganache Brownies (click here to print)

What you need:

Brownies
1 cup butter, melted
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mint Filling
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon imitation peppermint extract
3 drops green food coloring
3 tablespoon whipping cream

Chocolate Ganache
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 tablespoons butter

Optional: Candy Canes, crush and sprinkled on top of ganache.

Directions:

Brownies
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9x13 glass baking dish.
2. Combine butter, sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla. Mix on low until combined and smooth.
3. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one.
4. Add flour and salt.  Stir until combined.
5. Stir in chocolate chips.
6. Pour batter into pan and spread evenly. Bake for 30ish minutes.  Do not over bake. Cool brownies completely.

Mint Filling
1. Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth and fluffy.
2. Spread filling over cooled brownies.  Put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until the filling is thick and set.

Chocolate Ganache
1. Put all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave until the chocolate chips start to melt (approximately 1-1 1/2 minutes).  Take out and stir until it's somewhat smooth.  Put back in microwave for approximately 30 second longer.
2. Pour ganache over the mint filling and either smooth out or tilt the pan allowing the ganache to over all of the filling.
3. Sprinkle optional crushed candy canes on top of the ganache.
4. Put assembled brownies in the refrigerator until completely set.  Cut with a sharp knife and enjoy!

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This recipe is shared at: A Dish of Daily LifeLove Bakes Good Cakes, The Country Cook, Kathe with an E, Memories by the Mile, Inside BruCrew Life

13 comments:

  1. Sheena, these brownies look so festive and so decadent for the holiday season! Put some of these out for Santa and he may not leave your house!!

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  2. My son would go crazy for these. He loves all things peppermint & chocolate. :)

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  3. Anything with ganache is tops in my book and these look amazing!

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  4. Sheena, these sound scrumptious! We're hosting Holiday Best at Tumbleweed Contessa through December 25. I'd love it if you shared these with us.
    http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/holidaybest/

    Linda

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  5. love them! I think we are all in a peppermint state of mind :)

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  6. These are so pretty! My fam would love these!

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  7. Now this is a brownie! I want to sink my teeth in right now! Yumm. I love ganache!

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  8. Hi Shannon! These brownies look amazing! Definitely on my baking to-do list for the holidays.

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  9. These would be perfect for me, the chocolate + peppermint lover!

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  10. This is the perfect holiday dessert!

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  11. Pinned this - very pretty and I just made mint extract from my garden, so this will be a perfect recipe to use it!

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