Peppermint Brownies Recipe

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Aubrey Published: December 23, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021
Peppermint Brownies Recipe

How To Make Peppermint Brownies

Serve up some refreshing peppermint brownies this Christmas! These dark chocolate brownies are topped with a cream cheese frosting for a sweeter treat.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



For Brownies:

  • 5ozbitter sweet chocolate
  • ½cupbutter
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 2eggs
  • ¾tsppeppermint extract
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • ½cupall-purpose flour
  • 2tbspdark chocolate cocoa powder
  • ¼tspsalt

For Frosting:

  • 4ozcream cheese,softened
  • ¼cupbutter,½ stick, softened
  • cupspowdered sugar

For Ganache:

  • 3tbspheavy whipping cream
  • ozbittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1candy cane,crushed



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, then line an 8 by 8-inch pan with parchment paper or foil and grease.

  2. Place the chocolate and butter together in a bowl, then microwave in 30-second increments until melted and smooth.

  3. Mix in the sugar, then the eggs, vanilla extract and peppermint extract. Add the flour, cocoa powder, and salt, then mix until combined.

  4. Spread onto the lined pan, then bake for 30 to 33 minutes until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs. Cool completely.


  1. Beat the cream cheese and butter together until smooth.

  2. Mix in the powdered sugar, then spread the frosting over the cooled brownies.


  1. Heat the cream in the microwave until it starts to boil.

  2. Pour the chocolate chips in the cream, then cover the bowl for 2 minutes. Whisk until smooth.

  3. Place the ganache in a bag, then let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes.

  4. Drizzle the ganache over the frosting, then immediately sprinkle with the crushed candy cane.

  5. Pull out the parchment paper to remove the brownies, then them cut into 16 squares. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 294.18kcal
  • Fat: 16.75g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.07g
  • Trans Fat: 0.35g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.70g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.84g
  • Fiber: 1.04g
  • Sugar: 32.03g
  • Protein: 2.26g
  • Cholesterol: 54.52mg
  • Sodium: 74.48mg
  • Calcium: 19.32mg
  • Potassium: 74.86mg
  • Iron: 0.76mg
  • Vitamin A: 118.93µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.02mg
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