Peppermint Brownies

Peppermint Brownies

Candy cane brownies recipe

Candy cane brownies recipeOK so now that it’s officially DECEMBER I am going to be unapologetically festive, I do hope that’s alright! (if not, you don’t really have a choice, sorry!)

I know I’ve already shared my first christmassy recipe with you, my Gingerbread Cheesecake, but now we’re upping it a notch- that was tame in comparison to what I’ve got in store for you this month!

Also, I just thought I should let you know that I will not be doing blogmas, booooo. You’ve probably already notice but I’ve just got too much uni work to be on with. Don’t worry though because I’ll still be here, twice a week as per, as a constant in your now crazy life AND I’ll be posting a festive recipe every Saturday from now up until Christmas Eve!

Anyway, onto the main event….Candy cane brownies recipe

Candy cane brownies recipe


  • 175g butter
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 75g plain flour
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 100g candy canes
  • 150g Peppermint Creams (I used a Fry’s multipack that was just under 150g, or if you’re not a fan you could use any other minty chocolate or even skip this step entirely)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°/160° fan
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a heatproof bowl over a double boiler or in a pan on a VERY VERY LOW heat, now would not be a good time for the chocolate to seize.
  3. When smooth, remove from the heat, add the sugar & mix together
  4. Add the flour  and the cocoa powder to the mixture and stir until well incorporated and then put it aside for a few minutes until the mixture has cooled, unless you fancy some scrambled egg in your brownies.
  5. Grease and line an 8in/20cm square tin, then add the mixture
  6. Once the mixture has cooled to room temperature, add the eggs and mix to combine
  7. Pour 3/4’s of the mixture into the tin and then dot the peppermint creams across the surface. Push a few deeper into the mixture and then pour the remaining 1/4 of brownie batter over the top- spreading evenly
  8. Pop the brownies into the oven for 40-ish minutes (sometimes mine are done in 35-45, just check that the mixture no longer wobbles when you shake it and a knife inserted in the middle will come out mainly clean with a little residue)
  9. Whilst the brownies are cooking, add the candy canes to a food bag and smash them up with a rolling pin
  10. As soon as you remove the brownies, sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the top and press them down lightly with a spatula to ensure they stay put!
  11. Leave the brownies in the tin until cool then cut into squares- unless you’re serving them warm, then dig in as soon as you wish!

Candy cane brownies recipe

Candy cane brownies recipe

Please let me know if you give these a go, they’re a perfect non-traditional christmas treat! What’re your favourite sweet treats at this time of year? I’m definitely partial to a mince pie (or 5) but calories don’t count in december, right?

Tara xo


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Candy cane brownies recipe

  • This is definitely Christmas styled brownie, looks very good. It is also great to hear that you will put yourself in a unapologetically festive mood. That is how we do it!

    Greetings from Copenhagen :)!

    • If you’re going to do something you’ve got to do it properly, right? There’s no point being half-hearted about Christmas!

      • So true Tara !

  • mmm this looks sooo yummy! x

    Jessica |

  • Ooh these look amazing, saving the link, hope I can try the recipe out as soon as possible! 🙂


    • It’s a perfect one for the festive season so I hope you get chance to give them a go!

  • These look so amazing! I feel like I really need to make these over Christmas!

    • They taste it too- and I’m not normally a fan of candy canes!

  • I love peppermint…I love brownie..and now I think I love you! Saving this for the weekend because my stomach NEEDS these!

    katie xx

    • Ah I hope you got round to making them and enjoyed them as much as my friends did!

  • Talitha McQueen

    These look delicious! Will definitely make them soon.

  • francesca

    Omg these are amazing!! I LOVE brownies so much, I make them fairly often but these festive friendly ones are the next step up!! Bet they taste so good too!

    • Brownies are a go to for me too, they always seem to please everyone and last pretty long too! They were great- I hope you manage to give them a go over Christmas!

  • I’d never thought about adding candy canes on top of brownies before, but I bet it’s delicious! I’m not really a fan of having nuts in there but the crunch of the candy canes would be really fun.

    • Yeah it’s definitely a great way to add some texture without the need for nuts, and the festive colours work great this time of year!

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