Vegan Brownies with Peppermint Frosting

Vegan Brownies with Peppermint Frosting

Vegan Brownies with Peppermint Frosting

Vegan Brownies with Peppermint Frosting

The best combination of chocolate and peppermint reminds me of christmas! These brownies are rather cakey than fudgy, but so good with a layer of peppermint frosting on top!

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar OR 1-1/2 cups white sugar + 1 Tablespoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup regular soymilk + 1/2 teaspoon vanilla OR 3/4 cup vanilla soymilk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or other nuts
  • Peppermint frosting:
  • 30 small round peppermint candies (Starlight mints)
  • 1 stick margarine (Fleischmann's brand is vegan)
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons soymilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Instructions

    To make the brownies:
  1. Sift flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. In a separate bowl, combine water, milk and oil. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix. Stir in walnuts. Pour batter into a greased 9"x9" pan and bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  2. To make the peppermint frosting:
  3. Unwrap the peppermint candies and crush them into powder. The best way I found to do this was to use a large metal bowl and a glass bottle for pounding; placing the candies in a zipper bag and using a hammer on the countertop was not as effective because the sharp candy bits broke through the bag. Heat the margarine and soymilk in a saucepan on low to melt the margarine. Stir in the other ingredients. Pour on top of already-baked brownies.

Notes

This was adapted from a recipe in Vancouver magazine. The brownies are rather cake-like, not too dense.

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