Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

1 cup butter, melted

2 cups white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 cup milk chocolate chips

10 drops Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil

Cream Cheese Frosting (optional)

2 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup butter, softened

4 oz cream cheese, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

Peppermints, crushed (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Combine the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat eggs separately, then add to sugar and butter mixture. Mix well.
  3. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, salt, cream of tartar, and chocolate chips in a bowl. Gradually stir flour mixture into the egg mixture until well-blended. Add Young Living Peppermint Oil. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool pan on wire rack.
  5. Mix ingredients for cream cheese frosting together. Spread over cooled brownies, then sprinkle on crushed peppermint.
  6. Chill and enjoy!