Peppermint Bark Brownie Bites
A festive recipe for peppermint bark brownie bites – chewy mint-chocolate brownies covered in melted chocolate and crushed peppermint. Perfect for holiday baking and sharing!
Festive peppermint bark brownie bites
Many of you may think I’m craaaaazy to be sharing a blatant, Christmas-themed recipe a week before Thanksgiving. The rest of you are currently humming along with me to the Maria Carey holiday station on Pandora, and already have your Christmas gift and cookie baking lists in the works.
Yeah, it’s a little early, but even if you file these away for a couple of weeks, you’ll definitely want to bake these indulgent little chocolate bites during the holiday season!
Now, when it comes to brownies, I’m pretty particular. The perfect brownie should be dense and moist and fudgy. It should have a satisfyingly chewy texture, a shiny, crackly top and of course, be packed with rich, intense chocolate flavor.
It’s no small task to create this sort of transcendent brownie from scratch, and all too often you’ll find a sad plate of unfortunately bland, cakey, or greasy interpretations left forgotten on a dessert table. No, thank you.
Why you’ll love these minty brownie bites
Luckily for you, after dozens of test runs (it’s a tough gig), I’ve finally conquered the recipe for the perfect, homemade brownies of my dreams.
It begins with really good ingredients, and a double dose of chocolate. I’ve found that using both melted chocolate and cocoa powder provides multiple layers of deep chocolate flavor, which a bit of espresso and vanilla only seek to enhance.
Adding brown sugar and an extra egg yolk help to create that ideal, chewy brownie texture I crave, while granulated sugar produces an unmatched crackly top. And the unexpected whole wheat flour? Extra nutrients and fiber, and you wouldn’t even know it.
Around the holidays, I like to gussy up the basic brownie recipe by adding a dash of peppermint extract, cutting the brownies into bite-sized pieces, and dipping them in melted milk or semisweet chocolate followed by a dusting of crushed peppermint candy cane “sprinkles.”
These indulgent little bites are a sweet marriage between chewy, fudgy brownies and classic holiday peppermint bark. Sweet, minty, and superbly-chocolatey; Chocolate lovers will rejoice.
For the full recipe, head over to SheKnows! Happy Baking!
This post was written in collaboration with Hershey’s and SheKnows. All opinions are always my own. Thank you for reading and supporting the brands that support Fork Knife Swoon!
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Two things – (1) your photography is constantly insanely gorgeous, and (2) I want to eat like 50 of these brownie bites right this second. Drooooool!
Thanks so, so much, Tina!! 🙂
These brownie bites look awesome and I love how close you get to the ingredients in your photography. the peppermint adds such amazing color… Stunning! Happy Holidays Laura! <3
Thanks so much, Rakhee! Happy Holidays to you! 🙂
These brownie bites are simply gorgeous. I am literally drooling over them Laura.
Beautifully photographed as well.
Happy holidays.. Cheers!
Thank you so much, Aysegul!! Happy holidays to you too! 🙂
A great idea for homemade Christmas presents!
These look so yummy — although I do think I’ll wait until closer to Christmas before I make them!
Thanks, Joan! 🙂