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.
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!!
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Why This Recipe Is Great:
- I base this recipe on my popular Gluten Free Brownies recipe, so you know this brownie recipe will be amazing!
- The chocolate and mint flavors blend together so well.
- You can vary the type of mint candy you use.
- 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.
- Gluten Free Flour Blend - I tested this recipe using Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend and King Arthur's Measure for Measure Gluten Free Blend. That doesn't mean others will not work. I just have not tested other flours. I can not guarantee the recipe will work if you use other mixes.
- Xanthan Gum - 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.
Recipe Step-By-Step Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350º F and make sure the oven rack is in the middle setting.
Use a sharp knife to chop up the candy you will be using. Set the candy aside.
Step 1: Add the dry ingredients to a large
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.
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.
Step 5: Pour the brownie batter into an 8x8 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.
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.
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Tips and Recipe FAQ:
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.
Store the leftover brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep fresh for up to 4 days.
Yes! You can freeze these by placing the cut brownies in a freezer bag. They will stay fresh for up to 3 months.
You can see how the mint candies make these gluten free chocolate mint brownies super moist!
More Gluten Free Brownies:
- Gluten Free White Chocolate Peppermint Brownies
- Gluten Free Lemon Iced Brownies
- Easy Gluten Free Butterscotch Brownies
- Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blondies
Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Brownies
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- ¾ cup gluten free flour blend * see notes
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder unsweetened
- 1 teaspoon baking powder aluminum-free
- ⅛ 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
- 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 8x8 or 9x13 (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.
- 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.
- Xanthan Gum - If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
- 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.
- These brownies should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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