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Peppermint Oreo Fudge Brownies

Peppermint Oreo Fudge Brownies from Bakerita.com

Sooo can I freak out for a sec? I leave for London in 27 DAYS!!! How is that even possible? I’m going to be gone for almost 6 months. It’s going to be surreal, and so fun, and I’m beyond excited. But, also sort of nervous. Big change and all of that. One of my biggest concerns though…is Bakerita! I’m not quite sure how much I’ll be able to bake in London since I’ll be sharing a small kitchen with 9 or 10 other students. Not conducive for food blogging.

I’m thinking that food features about the local foods of the places I’m traveling could be cool, or maybe just travel posts?! I don’t know what you guys want, so if you leave me a comment about what you’d like to see (whatever it is!), I would love your input.

Anyways, moving on to brownies: these are so seasonally-correct, so delicious, so rich, and so absolutely perfect to give to people this holiday season. I’m usually majorly off with creating season desserts, but I’m so glad I made these, and I hope you do too!

Peppermint Oreo Fudge Brownies from Bakerita.com

These Peppermint Oreo Fudge Brownies are made using my favorite brownie recipe, which creates a deep, dark, rich and fudgy chocolate brownies that just begs to be served with a big glass of cold milk. I jacked them up with red holiday Oreos (but you can use Peppermint Joe Joe’s if you’re near a Trader Joe’s and want an extra hit of peppermint) and Andes peppermint chips. They’re topped with a peppermint chocolate ganache drizzle, and more crushed up peppermint goodness.

It took a whole lot of willpower not to eat all of these, and if you love peppermint too, you’ll want to do the same. They’re perfect for sharing with friends and family, and doesn’t the holiday season just make you want to share your baking with everyone?

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and have a happy happy holiday season moving forward! :)

Peppermint Oreo Fudge Brownies from Bakerita.com

Peppermint Oreo Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1¼ (5½ oz.) cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 11 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter, softened and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 5 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 18 Oreos (or Peppermint Joe Joes), crushed
  • 1/2 cup Andes peppermint chips (plus extra for sprinkling over the ganache, if desired)
  • For the ganache
  • 3 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter the sides and bottom of a 9×13-inch glass or light-colored baking pan. Line the pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, and cocoa powder together.
  3. Put the chocolate and butter in a large bowl and set it over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate and butter are completely melted and smooth. Turn off the heat, but keep the bowl over the water and add the sugars. Whisk until completely combined, then remove the bowl from the pan. The mixture should be room temperature.
  4. Add 3 eggs to the chocolate mixture and whisk until combined. Add the remaining eggs and whisk until combined. Add the vanilla and stir until combined. Do not overbeat the batter at this stage or your brownies will be cakey.
  5. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the chocolate mixture. Using a rubber spatula (not a whisk), fold the flour mixture into the chocolate until just a bit of the flour mixture is visible. Gently fold in Oreos and peppermint chips.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake in the center of the oven for 30 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking time, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs sticking to it. Let the brownies cool completely, then lift them out of the pan using the parchment paper. Drizzle the brownies with the peppermint chocolate ganache. Cut into squares and serve.
  7. Store at room temperature in an airtight container or wrap with plastic wrap for up to 3 days.
  8. For the ganache
  9. Place chocolate in a bowl. Heat whipping cream in a small saucepan just until it starts to simmer. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let it stand for 1 minute. Stir with a spoon until completely smooth and melted. Stir in the peppermint extract. Drizzle over brownies. Sprinkle with extra Andes peppermint chips if desired.
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Comments

  1. These are doing to become a holiday favorite for sure! They look super delicious! Pinning now!

  2. Omg! I love Oreos in brownies, but these look so beyond incredible. So fudgy!

    I’ve always wanted to go to London! As far as blog posts go, if you posted about traveling and local food features, I would definitely still read it. :)

  3. Wooo for the holiday baking season! I’m so excited .. although I already have far too many recipes I want to try! These brownies look so moist and delicious!

    Eek when I studied abroad in Australia I was freaking out before I left about how to pack haha. Travel posts are always fun to read!

  4. I came across your website via Tumblr – and just had to say I am sure you will love London*… and if there is a shared kitchen I am sure your flatmates would love having someone bake lovely things for them!

    * I moved to London (from Greece) to study over two decades ago… and never left.

  5. Ooooh you’ll have so much fun in London! My bestie did a semester abroad in England and she just loved it!

    I’m totally cool with whatever posts you wanna grace us with :)

    AND OMG THESE BROWNIES! yumminess, gooeyness, AND holiday spirit!

  6. Oh, you and your totally indulgent desserts. They just kill me! Anything with ganache is my favorite.

    How exciting that you are going to London. I will be totally looking forward to your London posts..super cool. I’d LOVE to see posts about anything happening there…where you shop, where you eat, where you live. Enjoy!

  7. OH MY GOSH!! London?? So jealous. Can I come please?? I love that city. You are going to have an amazing time. Where will you? Enjoy! Oh in terms of blog, I think travel posts as well as restaurant/ cuisine features will be great.Give us a tour of your culinary adventure. after all it’s not everyday you wine and dine in the Queen’s land. For now, I shall console myself with these decadent brownies.

  8. I love peppermint at this time of year. They look so rich and fudgy. Hope you’ll enjoy your time over here. Regarding your posts a mixture of different topics would be fun.

  9. Give me the whole pan! These are dynamite! Wow! How wonderful to be able to spend 6 months in London! I think you should post about both your travels and the food!

  10. These brownies look delicious! So decadent; I’d have an issue trying not to eat all of them too! In terms of London, post about what to eat and general life! When I was there I survived off of cafes in Kensington and Chelsea which are fabulous but expensive. I hope you enjoy your trip and travel posts would be awesome.

  11. These brownies combine two of my favorite flavors and look divine! They’ll make it onto my holiday baking list for sure. :)

    Congrats on the move to London! My sister and her husband have been living there now for 5+ years (he works in finance and she worked in public health and wellness before she had her kids). For most of those years they lived in the heart of the city (hello, crazy expensive!) but just moved to a house on the outskirts. They are both foodies and getting used to a tiny kitchen with no storage and a mini fridge (aka: have to go to the grocery store every day or two) was definitely hard to get used to, but they still manage to crank out gourmet meals when they need to. :)

    I’m sure you’ll have a great time and it’ll be a grand adventure. What I’m most jealous of is the fact that since you’re already in Europe, travel is so easy and everything is so close. They often travel to France just for the weekend…must be nice! :)

    Lisa Frank
    handcraftedparties.com

  12. You’re going to have an AMAAAZING time in London! Whatever you feel like blogging about while you’re there, I’ll be happy to read.

  13. Oooh that sounds so so exciting! I hope you enjoy your time in London! And don’t worry about the blog, I’m sure that whatever you post will be great! Just like these brownies, yum ;)

  14. These look SO amazing. I love brownies and I adore the chocolate/mint combo. Plus, I’m super jealous that you’re heading to London! I’d love to read posts about your time there, food related or not!

  15. Girlfriend, these look deeeeevine! I am a sucker for anything choco-peppermint, and then you just went and threw in oreos?! Say whaa?
    I really should not have come to visit your blog before I had breakfast. It just makes my oatmeal look so unfortunate. All I want is to be sitting here with peppermint, Oreo, fudge and brownie all over my face. And, in my belly.

    • Haha, thank you Taylor!! I really wanted to add Peppermint Joe Joe’s, but I just didn’t have time to go to Trader Joe’s! Would’ve given an extra little peppermint-y kick :)

  16. Those brownies look amazing! Anything with Oreos gets my vote :)

    And have so much fun in London! Looking back on college, I wish I’d studied abroad – enjoy it!

  17. Travel posts are some of my favs! And these look fab. I make peppermint brownies for my bf’s Christmas party every year but I may have to change it up with this recipe this year!

  18. London!!! Eek! I am excited to hear about your adventures abroad and please blog about the food and the pubs and all the travels. Are you planning any trips anywhere beyond England? Plus, I think a few posts about cooking in a shared kitchen with 9 other students might produce some good stories! Oh, and these brownies…holy smokes!

  19. such great looking brownies! they look load with all the goodness!

  20. How exciting! I don’t think I would be able to sleep if I knew I were going to London later this month!! These brownies are cute and festive.

  21. I can’t ever resist a brownie but with peppermint and oreo’s in them as well – WOW! My mouth would be dancing at the taste of these. Great recipe that I’m certain my family would love.

  22. Oh YUM!!!!

  23. Oh my… I’ll eat anything repeat ANYTHING with oreos in it, but in a brownie?? Please get in my belly right this very minute!

    I think you should do posts about the food you’re eating. My favorite part about travel sites and blogs is always the food!

  24. Wow, these look amazing!! I guess it’s officially peppermint season :) There’s nothing better than adding some tasty mix-ins to your fave brownie. Very exciting about going to London!

  25. Oh boy! I made something similar – a peppermint patty cake – this morning. No oreos though. What a combination this is! This would go fast with my fellas! Good luck with your move to London. Sounds like it’ll be quite an adventure!

  26. These look incredible, Rachel!! Have an amazing time in Europe… can’t wait to see what you post on Bakerita while there! :)

  27. These are so fun and festive! They look like they’re the perfect balance of moist/chocolatey/cakey-but-not-too-cakey.

    I think travel posts would be really nice – and that will no doubt be where your head is! Maybe you can create a recipe inspired by your travels every couple of weeks, and intersperse those with guest posts just so your audience gets what they’ve always come for. Looking forward to reading about your travels! How exciting!

  28. Hi Rachel,

    I’m putting together a holiday recipe-round up post for my blog, Handcrafted Parties, and would love to use one of your photos, with a direct link to your homepage and a recipe link.

    Please let me know at your earliest convenience if that would be okay.

    Thank you!
    Lisa Frank :)
    handcraftedparties.com

  29. These look so fudgy and delicious! I’ve had these saved ever since I saw them…but also to say have an amazing time in London! I grew up 20 minutes away, but am living in Scotland just now. I’ve travelled the world and London is just hands down one of my fave cities (apart from maybe Vancouver because my heart’s still there from when I lived there last year!) but if you need any tips or recommendations for places to see in London let me know! Can I tell you my fave bakeries for you to check out? Bea’s of Bloomsbury, Outsider Tart, Crumbs and Doilies (don’t have a shopfront but do a market every Saturday on the Kings Rd and it’s an awesome foodie market you’ll want to check out) Kooky Bakes (also don’t have a shop but do a market on Sunday in Brick Lane which is another area you just HAVE to check out, it’s the coolest!) Also the real food market on South Bank which is on Fri,Sat, Sun…and maybe every day now it’s festive season actually is a must, as is Borough and Broadway market which people have probably told you about already and I’ll add the less well known Netil Market – Molly Bakes does amazing baked goods there and you have to get a lucky chip burger, they’re the best!!! Enjoy!!! x

  30. I am SOOOO jelly you will be in London for 6 months. There is nothing quite like it, you will LOVE IT! Make sure to get a battered sausage at the chippy!! SOOO GOOD! These brownies also look soo good- love the ganache drizzle!

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