Peppermint One Bowl Brownies Recipe- A delicious and easy holiday spin on a classic and decadent one bowl brownies recipe filled with chocolate flavor and topped with delicious McCormick peppermint frosting.
My kitchen has literally exploded now that December has arrived. There’s frosting in my hair, and I’m covered in flour and sugar most of the day. And honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. At some point, I will need to leave the house and look presentable for holiday gift shopping but at this moment, I am truly enjoying having my oven on all day long while delicious treats go in and more deliciousness comes out.
With everyone in such a hurry this season, no one has time to reinvent the holiday treats wheel. I had this epiphany when I gave myself a migraine trying to come up with new and inventive dessert ideas that would place me in the genius category this holiday season. For some reason, I decided that the oldies but oh so goodies could be turned up a notch for the holidays. No need for me to go back to the drawing board when treats like one bowl brownies are always delicious no matter when you serve them.
I decided to add some Christmas flair to my perfect one bowl brownies by giving it a delicious peppermint frosting twist with McCormick pure peppermint extract. The peppermint brownies themselves are chewy, chocolatey and just plain decadent. They literally melt in your mouth, and the texture is perfection. I love how fast these come together, and I adore the fact that I seriously just start dumping ingredients into a bowl and mixing them until they are nice and smooth.
But the Christmas twist is, of course, the frosting which is seriously just as easy to make and so creamy and pepperminty. Just a hint of McCormick peppermint extract is all you need to get in the holiday mood. The flavor is so pure that a little goes a long way. That’s because there are two pounds of 100% peppermint leaves (grown in the Pacific Northwest) in each bottle, which means you are getting 100% pure flavor every single time you use it!
It is so refreshing and yummy, and it is a wonderful way to add some holiday flair to a classic everyday dessert made all year round.
Disclosure: This Peppermint Brownies recipe post is sponsored by McCormick but all opinions expressed here are my own. Thank you for the partnership.
Here are some of the products I used for this recipe:
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted then cooled
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2 teaspoons McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 2½ cups confectioner's sugar
- 1 teaspoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
- ¼ teaspoon McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Crushed peppermint for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare 8x8 sized baking pan with parchment paper and non-stick spray.
- In a medium sized bowl, add melted butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar and whisk together.
- Next add in eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition to incorporate.
- Mix in oil and vanilla extract.
- In intervals, slowly add in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt until batter is well mixed, smooth and all ingredients are well incorporated.
- Add brownie batter to 8x8 sized baking pan.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out just barely clean. Don't overbake.
- Remove brownies and cool on cooling rack while you make the frosting.
- Add butter to stand mixer and mix on medium speed until fluffy.
- Next slow down mixer to slowest speed and carefully add cocoa powder and powdered sugar to butter. Once it begins to mix in, speed the mixer up to medium speed and allow until everything is incorporated and fluffy.
- Then add in vanilla extract, peppermint extract and milk and mix until completely fluffy and well incorporated.
- Spread frosting over brownies then sprinkle with crushed peppermint. Cut into squares and serve.