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Peppermint Brownies

Dense, rich and oh-so minty!
Prep Time30 mins
Setting Time1 hr
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Holiday
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Brownie Base

Peppermint Frosting

Garnish

Instructions

Brownie Base

  • Soak the walnuts and dates for about an hour.
  • Pit and peel the dates.
  • In your food processor, combine the dates with the drained walnuts, cacao and sea salt.
  • Pulse the ingredients until a dough is formed. I let mine run a bit too long and so it was more paste-y, but so delicious still.
  • Line your glass baking dish with parchment paper and press the dough down until an even layer is formed.
  • Cover the base with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge while you make the peppermint frosting.

Peppermint Frosting

  • Combine the coconut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup and peppermint extract in a food processor and blend until everything is fully incorporated.

Assembly

  • Remove the brownie base from the refrigerator.
  • Pour the frosting over the brownie base and place it back in the fridge to set for an hour, or until firm.
  • Optionally, blitz some goji berries in a mini chopper and sprinkle the powder on top of your finished brownies for a festive flair. I also added some cacao nibs on top.

Notes

  • Setting the Brownies: The frosting is a thin paste when freshly blended, and will be more runny if it's warm. I let my brownies set overnight so they could harden completely.