Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Candy Cane Brownies

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links.

Brownies are a wonderful chocolate delight that I’m sure all of us love to enjoy once in a while. Brownies have the best texture and flavor out of many desserts to enjoy. And, once you try this Candy Cane Brownies recipe, I know it is going to be a new favorite in your household. Full of peppermint, espresso, and chocolate, these holiday brownies are definitely a decadent treat!

Candy Cane Brownies Recipe on a serving plate.

Candy Cane Brownies

This Peppermint Brownie recipe is so delicious! The brownies come out to be absolutely wonderful!  They are chewy and soft and are topped with a sweet and creamy frosting. This recipe will only take half an hour and is perfect for any occasion. Be sure to save this one!

Brownies are such a perfect treat. If you think about it, they work for every occasion, they are totally customizable, plus everyone loves them. If you are looking for a few additional brownie recipes to add to your collection, I have a few that I think you will absolutely love! My Turtle Brownies are in two words, simply divine.  These Chocolate Mousse Brownies are dreamy and delicious! Now, if you are a Milky Way fan, then these decadent brownies will be a must for you to make!

Ingredients

  • Butter- Use unsalted butter to control the salt in the recipe.
  • Canola oil- You can use vegetable oil as a substitute.
  • Sugar- Every great dessert has sugar in the recipe.
  • Light brown sugar- This will add richness to your dessert.
  • Eggs- Use eggs that are at room temperature.
  • Peppermint extract- Use pure extract for the best flavoring.
  • Flour- Use all-purpose flour for the best results.
  • Cocoa powder- This will give the brownies the chocolate flavor.
  • Salt- The salt will bring out the flavors in the recipe.
  • Baking powder- This will allow your brownies to rise in the oven.
  • Chocolate chips- You will need semi-sweet chocolate for this recipe.
  • Peppermint candy- These candies will need to be crushed for this recipe.
  • Powdered sugar- This sugar is great for homemade frosting.
  • Heavy whipping cream- This will help with the consistency of the frosting.
  • Espresso – Adding espresso to a dessert really enriches the flavor.

How to Make Candy Cane Brownies

Add the 2 tbsp. of espresso and 1/4 C of water into a small bowl and combine, then, place it aside.

Set the oven to 350 degrees and use baking spray to spray a 9×13 baking pan.

Add the butter into a medium bowl and melt.

Mix in the melted butter, oil, and baking powder into a large bowl and combine.

Add in the eggs and extract and whisk to combine.

Combine the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder into a large bowl.

Slowly combine wet and dry ingredients.

Add in the chocolate chips and fold in using a spatula.

Pour into the prepared pan and sprinkle some crushed peppermint on top, about 1 C.

Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until you can poke a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.

Let cool thoroughly.

Candy Cane Frosting

Add the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, and peppermint extract into a standing mixer and beat until creamy and stiff with peaks.

Add in crushed peppermint.

Evenly spread frosting over top of the finished brownies.

Candy Cane Brownie with a bite taken out of it.

Does This Use a Boxed Mix?

This Candy Cane Brownie recipe is not made with a premade boxed mix. This recipe is all homemade and comes out amazing. You combine all the ingredients like cocoa powder, oil, sugar, eggs, and flour to make the batter.

Can I Add Extra Chocolate?

This Candy Cane brownie is already the perfect blend of chocolate and peppermint. However, you can add more chocolate if you would like a chunkier brownie. You could also add in other mix-ins if you would like, but it is definitely not needed.

Candy Cane Brownies on a slate sheet.

MORE BROWNIE RECIPES

Candy Cane Brownies Recipe

Published By Jill
Brownies are a wonderful chocolate delight that I'm sure all of us love to enjoy once in a while. Brownies have the best texture and flavor out of many desserts to enjoy. And, once you try this Candy Cane Brownies recipe, I know it is going to be a new favorite in your household. Full of peppermint, espresso, and chocolate, these holiday brownies are definitely a decadent treat!
0 from 0 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter melted and cooled
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 ¼ C sugar
  • 1 C light brown sugar packed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp pure peppermint extract
  • 1 C flour
  • 1 C cocoa powder
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 C crushed peppermint candy

Candy Cane Frosting

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp peppermint extract
  • 2 C crushed peppermint candy

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together 2 tbsp of espresso and ¼ c water until combined in a small bowl and set aside
  • Preheat oven to 350° and spay a 9x13 baking pan with baking spray
  • Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl following the directions on your microwave.
  • Using a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, oil, and sugars
  • Whisk in the eggs and peppermint extract
  • Using a another large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder
  • Gradually whisk in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips
  • Pour batter into the baking pan and sprinkle 1 c of the crushed peppermint candy on top
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow to cool completely
  • DIRECTIONS TO MAKE THE CANDY CANE FROSTING
  • Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream and peppermint extract until light, creamy and stiff peaks form.
  • Fold in the crushed peppermint candy
  • Spread frosting evenly over the brownies
Tried this recipe?Mention @kitchenfunwithmy3sons or tag #kitchenfunwithmy3sons!

Candy Cane Brownies

about me

ABOUT JILL

I am a mom of 3 awesome boys that love to get crafty with me in the kitchen. Our blog is full of all sorts creative food ideas for the Holidays, Party Ideas, Free Printables, Featured DIY Ideas, Recipes, & Kids Craft Ideas! Read more...

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

SEEN ON