Candy Cane Brownies

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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

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!
Servings: 12
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins

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

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