Chewy, fudgey, Gluten-Free Vegan Peppermint Truffle Brownies infused with peppermint and topped with rich chocolate and candy canes! Peppermint and chocolate are a match made in heaven.
Are you a fan of chocolate and peppermint together? I don’t know who came up with the first recipe that included both, but they’re my hero. And in my opinion, you don’t have to wait until Christmas to enjoy a chocolatey peppermint treat. You can enjoy them any time of the year.
Confession: I keep candy canes in the pantry year round so I can make treats, like these Gluten-Free Peppermint Truffle Brownies, whenever I have a craving.
Usually we buy an extra box or two of candy canes during the after Christmas sales. I leave them whole until I need to crush them for some peppermint goodness.
I also keep a couple of baking mixes on hand, for when I need to whip something up quickly. If you’ve read any of my posts about last minutes guests, then you’ll know that being a food blogger, I like to have delicious treats ready when our friends and family stop by.
It’s almost like I feel I’ll be judged a bad hostess if I don’t have something waiting.
I wasn’t getting ready for guests when I made these amazing brownies. I was actually testing new recipes for the upcoming holidays.
Last year I made White Peppermint Cupcakes, and I wanted to create a couple more recipes using candy canes since we love them on baked goods.
Before finding out that I needed to live a gluten-free lifestyle, I used to get the peppermint brownies from Starbucks.
These are WAY better than those brownies, and I’m not just saying that. Starbucks brownies are good, but these are richer and denser.
If you haven’t tried Enjoy Life Foods Brownie Mix, I urge you to run to the store and pick up a box (or press the Amazon Dash button, and have a box or two delivered).
I keep a couple of boxes on hand. My girls love to bake and the Enjoy Life Food mixes are super easy and are free from the top 8 allergens. Plus, with candy canes and brownie mixes on hand, I can make these when ever I want 🙂
These Gluten-Free Vegan Peppermint Truffle Brownies are rich, chocolatey, and have just the right amount of peppermint, without overdoing it.
They’re free from the top 8 allergens, and are super simple to make.
I made a couple of batches and cut them into smaller squares for a holiday party and they were a HUGE hit.
I didn’t even tell anyone that they were gluten-free and vegan.
For the brownies:
For the truffle topping:
Serving Size: 1 brownie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 19mg Carbohydrates: 30g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 21g Protein: 1g
This post was sponsored by Enjoy Life Foods. Opinions are my own.