These paleo and vegan French silk brownie bars feature a fudgy brownie base topped with a velvety chocolate peppermint mousse and silky chocolate glaze.
If there’s a way to improve on chocolate mousse it has to be by adding even more chocolate to the equation.
With three separate layers of chocolate, these chocolate peppermint French silk brownie bars certainly dial up the chocolate factor, and to make these bars holiday worthy I’ve also added a hint of cooling peppermint.
Tucked under a glossy layer of chocolate ganache is a silky chocolate peppermint mousse sitting atop a dense and chocolaty raw fudge brownie. It’s my updated version of the classic French Silk pie, made into bars.
These French silk brownie bars offer three distinct layers of chocolate goodness made from no-nonsense ingredients. There’s no baking involved and not an egg or a hint of cream in sight either.
How to make French Silk Brownie Bars:
It starts with a quick and chewy no-bake brownie base made from pecans, cocoa and dates. Then pure bittersweet chocolate and water give the chocolate mousse layer a satiny feel and deep flavor that’s unapologetically rich, while pure peppermint extract adds just a touch of cooling and festive minty flavor. And last but not least is a velvety layer of chocolate ganache made with cocoa powder to seal the deal with a final punch of chocolate.
I like to let these sit overnight in the fridge for the fudgiest results but really an hour or two is all you need to let these set before digging in.
Quite literally rippling with chocolate at every turn, these brownie bars are sure to put you in good spirits this holiday season!