Sunday, December 12, 2010

Merry Mondays ~ Starbucks™ Peppermint Brownies

One word..... numalicious!!

This copy-cat recipe for the famous Starbucks Peppermint Brownies we found many years ago and of course have tweaked to our liking!

Nothing like some minty chocolate for the holidays. :)

Start with a basic brownie mix. Add butter, water eggs and peppermint extract.

Mix by hand just until all the dry ingredients are incorporated.

Pour into greased 9x13-inch pan.

Mmmm... looks good already!
Cool completely.

Next start the peppermint buttercream frosting by beating together powdered sugar and butter.

Add more powdered sugar :), milk, vanilla and peppermint extracts.

Mix until smooth and creamy.

Almost ready....

To get the real minty feel to your brownies you can add green food coloring.

Spread frosting over cooled brownies.

Make sure it is even... you don't want to cheat anyone out of any filling!!

Make chocolate frosting by bringing milk and butter almost to a boil over medium heat. Pour mixture over chocolate chips and let sit for 5 minutes. Add vanilla and whisk until smooth. Use an electric mixer and beat in powdered sugar until frosting is smooth.

Spread chocolate frosting over peppermint buttercream.

No sampling quite yet!! Place brownies in fridge for about 1 hour to firm up frosting.


Merry Mondays


  1. My husband would loooove these!!! He's a mint man!

  2. What yummy goodies on your blog!!!

  3. I love mint and chocolate. And I've got my eye on that almond roca too!

  4. forget starbucks! I am coming over to your house!

    these look amazing!

  5. Wow.... great recipe

  6. Oh my goodness this looks absolutely brilliant. I want to come to your house. I am your newest follower.


  7. So easy! This is a great way to improve a box of brownie mix, great job!

  8. I love "make your own" recipes! And it's amazing that at home they always turn better that the original!
    Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe!

  9. Those look wonderful(: I love the step by step pictures of everything.

  10. oh how i'd love a pan of those right now, YUMMY!

  11. Oh my yum! These look amazing! I can't wait to make them! Thanks

  12. Oh my these look amazing!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to seeing more of yours.

    Susan You Go Girl!

  13. My SIL makes a version of this and I LOVE them. Yours look super. I love the combo of the mint and brownie. Joni

  14. I swear brownies will be the death of me! These look irresistible!! I love the layer of festive. :)

  15. Wow! These are so festive and I do adore chocolate-mint anything, so I wish I could grab a square right from the screen :D

  16. These look great! Could you fix the link though? When I click on the Printable Recipe link, it takes me to "Pecan Surprise Bars". I'd love to make the Peppermint brownies ~ Thanks!

  17. Sorry about that! Link is fixed:) Thanks everyone for your awesome comments!!

  18. OH LORD I can't wait to make these!!