Peppermint Brownies

These Peppermint Brownies are the ultimate holiday treat! They’re chewy, fudgy, and topped with a creamy peppermint buttercream frosting and a luscious chocolate glaze. Plus, the crushed candy canes on top make them extra festive. Perfect for sharing at Christmas parties or enjoying with a cup of hot cocoa by the fire!

Peppermint Brownies

Peppermint Brownies

They’re chewy, fudgy, and topped with a creamy peppermint buttercream frosting and a luscious chocolate glaze


  • Brownies:
  • 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Peppermint Frosting:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Drop of red food coloring (optional, to make it pink)
  • Chocolate Glaze:
  • 1 cup chopped high-quality semi-sweet chocolate (or Guittard or Ghirardelli chocolate chips)
  • 4-5 candy canes, crushed


    Preheat and Prep:

    Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13 inch pan with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

    Melt Chocolate:

    Roughly chop the unsweetened chocolate and place it in a microwave-safe bowl. Cut the butter into tablespoon-sized pieces and add to the bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth. Set aside.

    Mix Wet Ingredients:

    In a separate bowl, beat the eggs for about 3 minutes until frothy. Add the sugar and vanilla extract, and mix well. Then, add the melted chocolate mixture and combine.

    Combine Dry Ingredients:

    In another bowl, mix the flour and baking powder. Gradually stir this into the wet mixture just until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.


    Bake for 23-27 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool completely before frosting.

    Peppermint Frosting:

    In a bowl, beat together the powdered sugar, softened butter, peppermint extract, and milk until light and fluffy. Add a drop of red food coloring if desired to make the frosting pink. Gently spread the frosting over the cooled brownies.

    Chocolate Glaze:

    Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until smooth. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the frosted brownies and sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top.


    Allow the glaze to set before cutting the brownies into squares. Enjoy these festive treats!


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