Candy Cane Brownies

 The Delicious Spoon

“I can promise you that Candy Cane Brownies are going to be your favorite holiday treat this year! Every bite of this mint brownie recipe will have you thinking about how many are left waiting in the pan.”

- The Delicious Spoon

Crushed  Candy Canes

Key Ingredient:


– unsalted butter – semi-sweet chocolate chips divided – Peppermint oil; or pure peppermint extract – large eggs – light brown sugar packed – all purpose flour – salt – candy canes crushed


Peppermint Brownies with Candy Cane Crackle


32 Brownies


Dessert, Treat

prep time

20 Minutes



1. Preheat oven to 350° degrees.  Grease 9" X 13" baking pan and line it with parchment paper. You can also use an 8" X 8" baking dish for thicker brownies just add about 7-10 minutes more to the bake time.


2. In medium bowl whisk eggs and brown sugar until combined. Set aside.


3. Set heatproof bowl inside vegetable steamer over top of simmering water.  Add butter and 2/3 lb chocolate and stir until melted.  Let cool slightly and then scrape into the bowl with eggs and brown sugar and whisk until the batter becomes thick and glossy.


4. Sift in the flour and salt and gently stir into batter just until evenly mixed.  Spread the brownie mixture into the lined baking dish.


5. Add the remaining chocolate to the heat-proof bowl over simmering water and gently melt the rest of the chocolate.  When melted add the peppermint and stir. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.


6. Add dollops of the peppermint chocolate to the top of the brownie batter mixture.  Gently run a knife or toothpick through the brownie batter to swirl in the peppermint chocolate.


7. Bake for 15 minutes.  Sprinkle crushed candy canes evenly over top and then return to the oven to bake for another 15-20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out with only a few moist crumbs. Let brownies cool for about 2 hours before cutting them into bars to serve.



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