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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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy cane brownies
Servings: 12
Author: Jill


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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