Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies

Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies

Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies are a delightful and festive treat, perfect for the holiday season. Here’s a simple recipe for you to try:


For the Brownies:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Peppermint Layer:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Crushed candy canes for topping


1. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan or line it with parchment paper.

2. Make the Brownie Batter:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine melted butter and sugar. Stir until well combined.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla extract, mixing until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Do not overmix.

3. Bake the Brownies:

  • Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it evenly.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs (not wet batter).
  • Allow the brownies to cool completely in the pan.

4. Prepare the Peppermint Layer:

  1. In a medium bowl, beat together the powdered sugar, softened butter, milk, and peppermint extract until smooth and creamy.
  2. Spread the peppermint layer evenly over the cooled brownies.

5. Garnish with Candy Canes:

  • Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top of the peppermint layer while it’s still soft.

6. Chill and Serve:

  • Place the brownies in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours to allow the peppermint layer to set.
  • Once set, cut the brownies into squares and serve.

Enjoy these delicious and festive Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies as a sweet treat during the holiday season!

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