These moist gluten free chocolate mint brownies are loaded with Junior Mints and York Peppermint Patty pieces. Every bite is bursting with chocolate mint flavors! Make a batch in only 40 minutes.

The sliced brownies on the tray.

I am so excited about these easy gluten free peppermint patty brownies!! They are my new favorite way to use up leftover candy! Load them up with chopped York Peppermint Patties, Junior Mints, or a combination as I did! The creamy mint in these candies melts into the chocolate, making every bite amazing!!

If you are looking for an easy new brownie recipe to make, this is it!! Check out all of my easy gluten free brownies recipes. I have a lot of fun flavors!

We can’t stop eating these chocolate mint brownies!

  1. I base this recipe on my popular Gluten Free Brownies recipe, so you know this brownie recipe will be amazing!
  2. The chocolate and mint flavors blend together so well.
  3. You can vary the type of mint candy you use.
  4. You can make a nice-sized batch of these gluten free chocolate mint brownies in around 40 minutes.

If you love chocolate and mint flavors in one dessert, you may also love this easy Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Cake recipe.

Allergen Information:

These chocolate mint brownies are gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, and oat-free. Make them dairy-free using plant-based butter.

A mason jar filled with gluten free flour sitting on the counter.

Flour Blends Tested:

1. King Arthur Measure for Measure—This blend works really well in my recipes. I don’t have to let the flour blend rest in the batter.
2. Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Blend—This blend also works well, but this flour blend does benefit from resting the batter for 15 minutes before baking. The rest allows the rice flour in this blend to soften, so you don’t have gritty baked goods.

Ingredient Notes:

For the full list of ingredients and amounts, please go to the recipe card below.

  • Gluten Free Flour Blend – If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add one teaspoon.
  • Cocoa Powder – Most cocoa powder should be gluten free, but always check the label to be sure it isn’t processed on shared equipment. I like to use Anthony’s Cocoa Powder or Ghirardelli.
  • Butter – Use unsalted butter.
  • Junior Mints – Always be sure the candy you use is gluten free. Junior Mints Are Gluten Free.
  • York Peppermint Patties – Another great gluten free candy. You can read more about York Peppermint Patties being gluten free.

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350º F and make sure the oven rack is in the middle setting.

Chopped York Peppermint Patties on a cutting board.

Use a sharp knife to chop up the candy you will be using. Set the candy aside.

Photos of steps 1 and 2.

Step 1: Add the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk to blend.

Step 2: Place the chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 20-second intervals. Stir between each interval to avoid the chocolate burning.

Photos of steps 3 and 4.

Step 3: Stir the chocolate and butter until it is melted. Add the rest of the wet ingredients.

Step 4: Pour the chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients. If you want, reserve some to sprinkle over the top of the batter. Add the chopped candy and mix it into a nice brownie batter.

Brownie batter in an 8x8 pan.

Step 5: Pour the brownie batter into an 8×8 size pan. Add some Junior Mints to the top. To prepare your pan, you can either line it with parchment paper as I did or spray oil on the pan.

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Step 6: Bake the brownies for 25-30 minutes until done. Remove the brownies from the oven and cool on a cooling rack.

🔑 Sandi says: The peppermint candy gets hot and melts, so do not eat them until they cool.

You may also love my Gluten Free Brownie Cookies recipe!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you make this recipe dairy-free?

You can use a non-dairy butter like Earth Balance to make this recipe dairy-free. Use a dairy-free Halloween candy. Note Junior Mints and York Peppermint patties are not dairy-free.

How do you store these gluten free chocolate mint brownies?

Store the leftover brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep fresh for up to 4 days.

Can you freeze these leftover Halloween candy brownies?

Yes! You can freeze these by placing the cut brownies in a freezer bag. They will stay fresh for up to 3 months.

A close up of the cut brownies.

You can see how the mint candies make these gluten free chocolate mint brownies super moist!

More Gluten Free Brownies:

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Please include which flour blend you used. This will help others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

Sliced brownies on the tray.

Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Brownies

Sandi Gaertner
Rich, decadent gluten free chocolate mint brownies that you can make in 40 minutes.
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Gluten Free Cookies and Bar Recipes, Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 16 brownies
Calories 197 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup gluten free flour blend * see notes
  • cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder aluminum-free
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup brown sugar light or dark is fine
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter *see notes
  • 8 ounces chocolate * see notes

Instructions
 

  • On a cutting board, chop the candy you plan to use. I used Junior Mints and York Peppermint Patties.
  • Preheat the oven to 350º F and set the oven rack to the middle of the oven.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
  • Get a medium-size microwave-safe bowl and add the chocolate and butter.
  • Microwave the chocolate at 20-second intervals, stirring between each. Once the chocolate is melted, remove it from the microwave.
  • Let the chocolate mixture cool a little, then add the eggs. Whisk to blend them together. If your chocolate is too hot, it can cook the eggs. You can also temper the eggs by placing the whisked eggs into a small bowl. Add a tablespoon of the chocolate butter mixture and whisk. Repeat and then it is okay to pour the mixture into the larger bowl of chocolate and butter.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Add the chopped Junior Mints and York Peppermint Patties.
  • Mix into a soft brownie batter.
  • Line an 8×8 or 9×13 (if you like your brownies thinner) pan with parchment paper. Place the brownie batter into the baking pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, depending on the pan size.
  • Remove from the oven to a cooling rack. The melted mint candy will be very hot, so do not eat these right out of the oven.

Notes

  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn’t mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. Xanthan Gum – If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. You can use a dairy-free or plant-based butter if you prefer, but know that the Junior Mints and Peppermint Patties contain dairy. If you want these brownies to be dairy-free, you must use a teaspoon of peppermint extract.
  4. These brownies should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1browniesCalories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 36mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 2gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 222IUCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Sandy, the ingredients show 8 oz chocolate. How much of this is chocolate chips to be mixed with the butter, and how much of this is the Junior Mints and Peppermint Patties?

    1. Hi, 9 ounces of chocolate chips or the Ghirardelli chocolate melting wafers plus the butter. You can use as much of the mint candy as you like. I used about 3/4 a cup worth plus a little extra of Junior Mints on top