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Peppermint Dark Chocolate Brownies

 Peppermint Dark Chocolate Brownies
Peppermint Dark Chocolate Brownies


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Calling all candy cane lovers! Take your healthy holiday baking to new heights with these vegan-friendly decadent dark chocolate peppermint brownies – we heard they’re fit for Santa’s elves themselves. We used our chocolate-y superfood Cacao Crisp gr8nola as a base, and sweetened this recipe naturally with coconut sugar and maple syrup.

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Peppermint Dark Chocolate Brownies

Peppermint Dark Chocolate Brownies


  • 1 cup Cacao Crisp gr8nola
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups coconut sugar
  • 1¼ cup cacao powder
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 4 chia eggs (4 Tbsp. chia seeds + 12 Tbsp. water)
  • ½ cup coconut oil (melted)
  • ⅔ cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp. peppermint extract
  • Optional Toppings:


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper and coconut oil.
  3. In a blender, blend gr8nola and oats until a fine flour is achieved.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the blended gr8nola and oats, coconut sugar, cacao powder, and baking powder. Stir until fully combined, then set aside.
  5. In a large bowl. Combine the coconut oil, maple syrup, chia eggs, almond milk and peppermint extract. Stir until combined.
  6. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, stirring thoroughly.
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, and sprinkle with crushed candy canes and chocolate chips (if desired).
  8. Bake at the center of the oven for 40-45 minutes. The brownies will be fudgy when you remove them, but they will harden up once they cool.
  9. Slice and enjoy!

Peppermint Dark Chocolate Brownies

Looking for more holiday recipes? Check out our Holiday Morning French Toast, or our Chocolate Peppermint Charcoal Cookies for more inspo!

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