Ho-ho-holy chocolate and peppermint, someone please take these away from me before I start growing a white beard and squeezing down chimneys in the middle of the night. These little bite sized brownie nuggets are seriously addictive. I’m not a big fan of sweets, but these, well, they have stolen my heart, and my willpower.
Full disclosure, this dark chocolate brownie recipe was a total accident. I was on the phone with my BFF, talking about kitchen remodeling, and trying to create this delicious concoction. As I was measuring, writing, and whisking the ingredients together, I realized that I had matched the amount of cocoa powder with the all-purpose flour—apparently I’m not as good at multi-tasking as I think I am. My first reaction was to throw it out and start fresh, then I thought, why not try it? If it didn’t turn out, no harm no foul. If it did, no wasted ingredients.
Boy am I happy that I decided to move forward instead of starting over, because these dark chocolate and peppermint vegan brownies are so decadent and delicious. They’re full of mini dark chocolate chips and crushed candy canes, and because they’re bite sized, they’re seriously a danger to your figure. Kind of like Lay’s potato chips, you can’t eat just one!
The texture of these fudgy brownies is perfect. They’re slightly cakey, but mostly chewy, just like a good brownie should be. The extra cocoa cuts the sweetness and the peppermint candy adds a festive holiday coolness to them, as well as a bit of a crunch. If you’re going to make only one holiday brownie or cookie this season, these should be it.
These are perfect for parties because your guests can pop them in their mouths and eat them. No crumbs falling on your floors or furniture! And, this recipe makes approximately three and a half dozen brownie bites, so one batch should make plenty for your holiday fun.
Another great way to serve them is with vegan ice cream. Heat them up in the oven or the microwave, put three on the bottom of a bowl, put a scoop of ice cream on top, and then crumble one more over the top of the ice cream. Swoon!
I’ll be making a few more batches of these scrumptious dark chocolate and peppermint brownies over the next few weeks. They’re the perfect Christmas dessert.
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