Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 55 mins

These are like the brownies they serve at Starbucks around the holidays, but better. Very rich, but very worth it. Feel free to add creme de menthe liquor or peppermint schnapps to the brownie batter and buttercreme frosting in place of peppermint extract.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Brownie

  • 1 (19 1/2 ounce) box fudge brownie mix
  • 12 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
  • 14 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 14 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Buttercream Frosting

  • 12 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 12 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 14 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 14 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Frosting

  • 13 cup milk
  • 14 cup butter
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees, prepare an 8x8-inch pan by spraying it with a light coating of non-stick spray.
  2. Add the melted butter, water, eggs and peppermint extract to the brownie mix. Do not overmix.
  3. Pour the batter into pan and bake for for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean. Allow brownie to cool before frosting.
  4. Peppermint Buttercream Frosting.
  5. Beating together 1 cup of powdered sugar and softened butter with an electric mixer.
  6. Mix in another 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, add 1 tablespoon of milk, and both extracts.
  7. Mix frosting until smooth.
  8. Chocolate Frosting:.
  9. Bring 1/3 cup milk and 1/4 cup butter to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  10. Pour the chocolate chips into a heat-safe bowl.
  11. When the milk and butter come to a boil, pour over the chocolate chips and let it sit for a couple minutes.
  12. Add the vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.
  13. Use an electric mixer to beat in 1 cup powdered sugar until the frosting is smooth.
  14. Spread the white frosting on the cooled brownie first. Follow with the chocolate frosting. Feel free to use extra decorative frosting to add to the presentation.
Most Helpful

Mmm, delicious! I followed the recipe exactly. I ended up with a LOT of chocolate frosting - that layer was probably half an inch thick. But the taste was fabulous. Thanks for sharing, Sarah!

bunkie68 February 26, 2006