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Easy Peppermint Bark Brownies: A Festive Treat to Sweeten Your Day!

peppermint bark brownies

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Ingredients

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For the Brownies:

1 ½ cups sugar

¾ cups all-purpose flour

¾ cups cocoa powder, sifted

½ cup canola oil

2 tablespoons water

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon salt

For the Peppermint Frosting:

4 cups powdered sugar

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

2-3 tablespoons heavy cream

2 teaspoons peppermint extract

Peppermint pieces, for topping

Instructions

1. Preheat Oven: Preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C). Line a 9x9 inch baking dish with parchment paper.

2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, and salt.

3. Combine Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, mix eggs, canola oil, water, and vanilla extract.

4. Combine Wet and Dry: Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

5. Bake: Pour batter into prepared dish, spread evenly, and bake for 25-30 minutes.

6. Cool Brownies: Allow the brownies to cool completely in the pan.

7. Make Frosting: In a stand mixer, beat together butter, powdered sugar, heavy cream, and peppermint extract until smooth.

8. Frost Brownies: Spread frosting evenly over cooled brownies.

9. Add Toppings: Sprinkle with peppermint pieces.

10. Serve: Lift the brownies out using the parchment paper, cut into squares, and enjoy!

 

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