Peppermint Brownie Bites

Dark Chocolate Brownie Bites paired with a fluffy Peppermint Frosting and topped with a Peppermint Hershey Kiss!

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Peppermint Frosting and Peppermint Kisses

Yesterday I had a couple hours to “waste” while my daughter was at swim practice. So of course, I chose to go to Target. The perfect place to spend time, wandering aimlessly.

It was actually pretty nice. I wandered up and down almost every aisle in the store. Talked with a few people I knew. Read the backs of movies. The inside covers of books. Grabbed a cup of Starbucks Peppermint Mocha. Filled my basket with several hundred dollars of goods. I was cozy. I was comfortable. I was relaxed. (there is a point to this story…bear with me!)

By the time I got outside, it was raining. Ran to the car, loaded it…and wondered why when I started my car my feet were kinda cold.

OMG guys, I realized for the past two hours I had been wandering the store in SLIPPERS. I drive a lot of carpools, and many times I grab my slippers or a pair of slides and run them where they need to be, never having to get out of the car.

This day, however, I did get out of the car. And walked around Target (it wasn’t walmart….) then ran to my car in the rain in slippers. Who does that?

Apparantly I do. No wonder I was so relaxed…I had slippers on my feet!!

It’s okay though. I’m a confident 40 yr old women who doesn’t care what people think of me. Much. Well, at least that’s what us old ladies who shop in our slippers are supposed to say!

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Peppermint Frosting and Peppermint Kisses

When I got home, I had the leftovers of these brownies to make me feel better. That totally helped.

These brownies are my favorite, one bowl, from scratch recipe! Seriously, stop buying boxed mixes, these are so easy to whip up! Look at how dark and fudgy they are!

While they cooled I made a quick batch of peppermint buttercream frosting. I pressed a Candy cane kiss into each brownie and added some extra sprinkles for fun!

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Peppermint Frosting and Peppermint Kisses

I also tried using the Mint Truffle Hershey Kiss chocolates. Guess what? Those were amazing with the dark chocolate brownies too!!

ENJOY. Happy Holidays. Wear shoes….

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Peppermint Frosting and Peppermint Kisses

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Peppermint Brownie Bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes

Yield: 3-4 dozen

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Peppermint Frosting and a Peppermint Hershey Kiss. An easy to make holiday treat!


    For the brownies:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 36-48 Peppermint Hershey Kiss Chocolate candies
  • sprinkles


  1. In a large, microwave safe bowl, heat butter until melted (about 1 minute).
  2. Add sugar, flour, and cocoa. Mix with a wooden spoon until fully combined, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and blend completely!!
  3. Spray mini muffin tins with non-stick baking spray. Scoop a large tablespoon into each muffin cavity. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 9-11 minutes. Allow brownies to cool in pans about 10-15 minutes, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack, before frosting.
  4. For the frosting, beat butter, powdered sugar, milk and peppermint extract for 4 minutes on high until fluffy. Spoon into a decorating bag with a tip (any tip is fine). Pipe one circle of frosting onto each cooled brownie. Top immediately with sprinkles and a Hershey Kiss.
  5. Store in a covered container at room temperature for 3-5 days. ENJOY.


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Dark Chocolate Brownies with Peppermint Frosting and Peppermint Kisses

34 Responses to “Peppermint Brownie Bites”

  1. posted Dec 9, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Hahahahahahahaha! You are starting a whole new class of people…the people of Target. Come in your slippers, we are the most comfortable place to shop! Seriously! I AM laughing AT and WITH you right now…only because I heart you so much!!!! The funniest part…I totally could have done this. Glad it was you this time!!! Did you at least get some fun things?

    • posted Dec 9, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      People of Target. LOVE IT!!! We could do it together!?! Of course I got fun things, how can you go to Target and NOT get fun stuff?!

  2. posted Dec 9, 2013 at 9:23 am

    These are adorable – they look like little Santa hats!

  3. posted Dec 9, 2013 at 9:30 am

    How cute are these brownie bites?????

  4. posted Dec 9, 2013 at 10:38 am

    So cute, Aimee! I need a dozen :)

    • posted Dec 10, 2013 at 6:53 am

      Dang. I should have sent you some instead of eating a dozen on my own 😉

  5. posted Dec 9, 2013 at 11:05 am

    I am a ok with you starting a slippers at Target trend! Sounds like the best way to shop! I love Target:) And I love these peppermint brownie bites! The different layers definitely caught my eye and the flavor combo is the best one of winter!

  6. posted Dec 9, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    These are so festive! Perfect treats to bring to a Christmas party!

    • posted Dec 10, 2013 at 6:53 am

      Thanks Jessica. Unfortunately, these never made it to a party :)

  7. posted Dec 9, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Right there! Adorableness!

  8. posted Dec 9, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    If i could wear slippers all I day, I would! They are so comfy. I love these peppermint brownie bites. They look amazing.

  9. posted Dec 9, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    HAHAHAHA! I love this story. I wouldn’t have judged you one bit. I probably would have assumed you were an expert shopper in comfy shoes and I would have peeked in your cart to see what I was missing!
    I love this homemade brownie bite recipe-wow!

    • posted Dec 9, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      You would have been missing the entire candy aisle. I think I had about two dozen bags of candy in my cart…LOL!!!

  10. posted Dec 9, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Haha! Now that is a funny story! Love the slippers at Target- with my luck I would have run into someone I know if I did that! Love it- and those brownies, oh man!

    • posted Dec 9, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      Totally chatted with a few people I knew. Oh well!! At least I was comfy. Right? RIGHT????

  11. posted Dec 9, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    mmmmm minty chocolatey goodnesssss! Plus, PRETTY!

  12. posted Dec 9, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    OMG Aimee. I am dying laughing right now!!! What an amazing story. And you know what? I can totally see myself doing the same thing. Good thing you had these amazing minty chocolate bites to help you recover 😉

    • posted Dec 9, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      You’re laughing at me??? Haha, it’s okay. I chuckled in the car too….after I replayed every conversation in the store in my head! Yes, the chocolate helped :)

  13. posted Dec 9, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    OK. KInda of laughing. I always say I want to wear my slippers to the store or work, but haven’t actually done it :) These brownie bites look amazing with peppermint kisses.

  14. posted Dec 9, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Chocolate and Peppermint are a match made in heaven this time of year- these brownie bites are so cute and festive!

    • posted Dec 10, 2013 at 6:51 am

      Thanks Audra, I can’t get enough of chocolate peppermint these days….

  15. posted Dec 10, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Bahahaha for a second I thought you were going to tell me you had no shoes on at all! So slippers is much better heehee. Maybe you started a new trend: comfy wear at Target! :) I think these brownie bites could definitely start a trend: dessert for dinner!

  16. posted Dec 10, 2013 at 9:54 am

    These are adorable! They’re like little hats on little brownie men!

    You have me cracking up – I thought the same as Jess, I thought you were going to say you were wandering around barefoot. Omg, such a funny story!!

  17. posted Dec 10, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    That’s hilarious Aimee! I sure hope they were cute slippers 😉 These brownie bites sure are cute – adorable actually! I love festive AND easy recipes for the holidays :)

    • posted Dec 11, 2013 at 7:32 am

      They were just comfy brown moccasins (but they were clearly slipper style)

  18. posted Dec 11, 2013 at 12:15 am

    These are so cute, Aimee! They look like little irresistible peppermint bells :)

  19. posted Dec 14, 2013 at 1:37 am

    I can never resist peppermint and chocolate! These sound awesome!

  20. posted Dec 15, 2013 at 9:43 am

    This is the greatest story and the brownies look amazing!!!

  21. posted Dec 16, 2013 at 10:27 am

    These are adorable! So perfect for a party :)

  22. posted Jan 1, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Yum! These sound so good and I love how festive they are!

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