Homemade Peppermint Brownies
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Peppermint Brownies

These yummy homemade Peppermint Brownies are full of chocolate flavor and topped with a cool buttercream peppermint frosting and crushed candy canes! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peppermint brownies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 441cal
Author Joanne Schweitzer


Chocolate Brownies:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 sticks of butter melted
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips

Peppermint Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1/2 stick of butter softened
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp of peppermint extract
  • 2 tbs of half and half creamer

Peppermint Candy Cane Topping:

  • Put 3 unwrapped candy canes into a 1 qt. plastic bag and break with a large spoon until they are broken into small pieces. 3 candy canes


Chocolate Brownies:

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and vanilla extract. Add sugar and melted butter and mix until blended.
  • Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Mix just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Pour into a greased 8"x 11"x 3" baking dish and bake at 350F for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Peppermint Buttercream Frosting:

  • In a medium mixing bowl, add softened butter and mix until creamy (about one minute.) Add powdered sugar,half and half creamer, and peppermint extract. Mix until smooth. If the frosting consistency is still hard, you may add a teaspoon more of half and half creamer.

Peppermint Candy Cane Topping:

  • Put candy canes in a zipper plastic baggie. With a gravy ladle or mallet, hit the candy cane until it breaks into small pieces and chips as pictured.

Peppermint Brownie Assembly:

  • After the brownies have cooled, spread peppermint frosting over the top in a thin layer or cut the brownies and then spread the frosting onto each brownie. Sprinkle the candy cane topping on top of the peppermint buttercream frosting.


NOTE: Nutrition label is estimated and may vary.


Store brownies in the refrigerator for up to 5 days for maximum freshness. Freeze in plastic freezer bags for up to six months. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 441cal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 70g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3mg