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Peppermint Bark Brownies

Peppermint Bark Brownies Recipe l

This time of year I love all things peppermint and chocolate. Whether it’s in coffee, candy, cookies, cake, or in this case, brownies, I have a hard time turning it down!

The combination makes me think of Christmas and all of the memories that go with it.

I’m actually not that much of a fan of peppermint any other time of year, but come winter (or whenever the cold weather hits!), I can’t get enough of it!

Peppermint Bark Brownies Recipe l

These peppermint bark brownies are just another way to enjoy that classic combination.

Rich, fudgy brownies are topped with a peppermint infused white chocolate layer that is sprinkled with crushed peppermint candies.

Perfect addition to your holiday parties!

Peppermint Bark Brownies Recipe l

You’ve probably noticed by now that I like recipes that are easy, especially during this busy time of year. These peppermint bark brownies fit the easy criteria.

If you are short on time, you can substitute the brownie layer with your favorite brownie mix. Then all you have to do is mix, top, and sprinkle!

Peppermint Bark Brownies Recipe l

Peppermint Bark Brownies

Yield: 16 brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


For the Brownies (or your favorite brownie mix for an 8x8 pan)

  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For the Topping

  • 10 ounces white candy melts or high quality white chocolate
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract, optional
  • crushed peppermint candies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray an 8x8 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add in sugar and stir until sugar starts to dissolve. Remove pan from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Add eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Stir in cocoa powder until well blended. Add in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir until combined, Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  6. While brownies are cooling, melt white candy melts according to package instructions. If you are adding the peppermint extract, work quickly by whisking in the extract and immediately spreading the melted candy over the cooled brownies. (Candy will thicken quickly but should still be spreadable)
  7. Sprinkle crushed peppermint candies over the top and gently press into the white candy. Once candy topping has hardened slightly, cut into pieces and allow to harden completely before serving.
  8. Store leftovers in an airtight container.


**You can use your favorite 8x8 brownie mix. Just prepare the brownies according to the package instructions, and pick up the instructions at STEP 5.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 102mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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Brownie base adapted from Hershey’s.


Sunday 13th of December 2020

These taste even better than they look. Just amazing.

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Monday 14th of December 2020

So glad you liked them! :)


Sunday 8th of December 2013

I'm with you on both counts Jessica - I love mint and chocolate, and I'm always lookign to keep things simple this time of year. There's so much going on that it's nice to come across something simple and beautiful too!

Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs

Sunday 8th of December 2013

Jessica, these are beautiful! Nothing beats chocolate and peppermint around this time of year!

Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats

Sunday 8th of December 2013

Seriously want to sick my teeth into those!! Or better yet a few of them! Love the combo!

Kate |Food Babbles

Sunday 8th of December 2013

Holy cow! These sound gooooood! I love chocolate and peppermint together. These brownies look fantastic.

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