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Red Velvet Peppermint Brownies

The cream cheese frosting on top really makes these delicious and the crushed candy canes give them a delicious minty flavor. If candy canes aren’t your thing, you can always replace it with sprinkles or just stick with the frosting alone.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red velvet peppermint brownie recipe, red velvet peppermint brownies
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 520kcal
Author: Jill



  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 1/4 C canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 C whole milk


  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 C powder sugar
  • 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 C crushed candy canes



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Tear off a large sheet of parchment paper, long enough for it to come up the sides of the 9x13 baking dish
  • In a standing mixer, make the brownie mix as directed on the back of the box
  • Pour brownie batter into the baking dish
  • Continue using the standing mixer for the red velvet part
  • Using the standing mixer, combine the cake mix, oil, egg, and milk and mix until combined
  • Spoon onto brownie layer
  • Using a butterknife pull through the red velvet to give a swirl look
  • Bake for 22-28 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Let cool completely


  • Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed until combined and stiff peaks
  • Scoop frosting onto the brownies and spread evenly
  • Sprinkle candy canes
  • Let frosting harden for about 10 minutes before cutting into bars and enjoying.


Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2.2mg