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Peppermint Fudge Brownies

This is a delicious brownie dressed up with creamy peppermint frosting and drizzled with chocolate ganache. —Heidi Farnworth, Riverton, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    9 brownies


  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (8-inch square pan size)
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons plus 5 teaspoons heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 to 2 drops green food coloring, optional


  • Prepare and bake brownies according to package directions. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring 3 tablespoons cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar, extract, remaining cream and food coloring if desired. Beat until smooth. Frost brownies. Drizzle chocolate over top.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 407 calories, 22g fat (7g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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