Peppermint Hot Chocolate Fudge Brownies

by Evolved Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Peppermint hot chocolate brownies!! They are the MOST fudgy brownies EVER! So soft and rich. The perfect recipe for any holiday gathering!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: gluten free, Paleo



  • 10 oz dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon finely ground coffee
  • 3/4 cup maple sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup hot chocolate mix
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract but add to taste, a little goes a long way with this stuff
  • 1/2 cup chopped chocolate your favorite flavor!
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy cane pieces


  • 1 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup milk regular or dairy-free


For the Brownies:

  • Over a double boiler, melt chocolate and coconut oil together. Take off heat and stir in vanilla, coffee, and sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flours and add to chocolate mixture. 
  • Whisk in the eggs one at a time.
  • Fold in chopped chocolate and candy canes. Extract and pour into a brownie pan.
  • Bake at 350℉ for 25-30 minutes until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

For the Icing:

  • Place chocolate in heat safe bowl, on stove top, let milk come to a light simmer.
  • Pour hot milk over chocolate and let sit for 30 seconds.
  • Whisk together until a smooth chocolate forms. Pour over cooled brownies and sprinkle with candy canes.
  • Let set up before cooling - and then enjoy, of course!


Note: feel free to omit the peppermint if you'd just like super chocolatey fudge brownies instead!
Difficulty Level: Easy
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 brownie
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 25g
Protein 5g 10%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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