Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

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These double chocolate peppermint brownies are TO DIE FOR. My husband, who is not big on sweets (I still haven't figured that out), devoured them. My 1-year-old tried some, too, and frantically asked for "MORE!"

The secret ingredient that makes all the difference? [You know, other than the chocolate.] Young Living Peppermint Oil. And boy, do I love that stuff. I use peppermint oil for headaches, fevers, tummy troubles, allergies, even an appetite suppressant... except not in the case of these brownies...

Now on to the Brownies recipe, capital B. 

[By the way, I know that peppermint and chocolate recipes are typically made around Christmas time, but in my humble opinion, there is never a bad time for chocolate. Or peppermint. Or both.]

Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

1 cup butter, melted
2 cups white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup milk chocolate chips
10 drops Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil

Cream Cheese Frosting (optional)

2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla

Peppermints, crushed (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Combine the melted butter, sugars, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat eggs separately, then add to sugar and butter mixture. Mix well.
  3. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, salt, cream of tartar, and chocolate chips in a bowl. Gradually stir flour mixture into the egg mixture until well-blended. Add Young Living Peppermint Oil. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool pan on wire rack.
  5. Mix ingredients for cream cheese frosting together. Spread over cooled brownies, then sprinkle on crushed peppermint.
  6. Chill after eating most of the pan. ;-)
  7. Enjoy!
Printable here.

I know some of you are still skeptical, but c'mon, after seeing these brownies...
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  1. This recipe looks amazing! Definitely gonna give this a try!

  2. Oh yum! This and a scoop of vanilla ice cream sounds perfect. :D


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