Easy Peppermint Brownies

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Easy Peppermint Brownies – simple delicious peppermint brownies from scratch in under 25 minutes – perfect for Christmas parties and cookie swaps! 

brownie with peppermint candy pieces on top

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If you’re looking for a delicious and easy homemade brownie recipe full of festive cheer this festive season, you’re in luck!

These Peppermint Brownies are some of the yummiest treats I’ve whipped up in a while, and they are perfect for all the holiday parties coming up!

I love making fudgy, ooey, gooey brownies at Christmas – and these brownies are no exception. 

They are spiked with peppermint extract and feature delicious holiday dessert flavor, then topped with crunchy candy canes for a delicious festive kick that will become your favorite new recipe for brownies! 

I also make these in muffin tins – something I started doing back in 2010 – because it makes these brownies perfectly portioned and easy to serve – plus it gives them more perfectly crunchy crust to bite into! 

brownie with peppermint candy pieces on top

30 Minute Peppermint Brownies Recipe

You can have these delicious, gooey brownies from start to finish in under 30 minutes, and I’m showing my favorite trick for making quick-cooking brownies that don’t leave a mess in your pans.

(ps if you didn’t see my loaded s’mores brownie post, you might want to check it out.) 

The trick for quick-cooking brownies is to cook them… in silicone muffin pans!

I love making brownies this way- they are cleaner, you don’t have to scrape and scrape a pan forever, and they are perfectly portioned for you.

PLUS, they cook so much faster than in a big pan! SCORE!

You could use a regular muffin pan, but I’d grease it like there was no tomorrow if you do.

Also maybe sprinkle a little flour to be sure.

There is nothing worse than cleaning out muffin pans in my book, so I am trying to slowly add more silicon pans into my gear.

Peppermint Brownies Toppings Ideas

If you’d like to dress your peppermint brownies up even more, I am outlining delicious and easy peppermint brownie toppings you’ll love: 

-Drizzle Melted Chocolate over the top of the brownies. 

-Top with cool whip or buttercream icing and candy canes and sprinkles. 

-Drizzle royal icing over the top of the brownies and top with candy canes. 

-Drizzle chocolate glaze over the top of the brownies. 

-Make peppermint frosting by adding peppermint extract and crushed peppermint candies and spread over brownies. 

Tips to Perfect Peppermint Brownies

-If using a brownie mix, add eggs and liquid called for on box, and add in peppermint extract and crushed candy. 

-Make sure you have a well prepared pan.

Brownies stick to pans – use silicone pans and make sure it is well greased.

Sprinkle a little of your flour mixture into the bottom of pans for best results. 

-Use a large bowl for prep – this recipe makes a lot! 

-For fudgy brownies, make in a 9×9 pan instead of muffin cups. Add to baking pan and cook 25-30 minutes, until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

Wait until brownies cool to cut into squares for best results. 

3 brownies with peppermint candy pieces on top

Other Delicious Desserts You’ll Love: 

If you love these delicious and easy peppermint brownies, you’ll love these other deliciously easy homemade desserts: 

The Best Fudge Brownies Recipe

Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe

Danish Dream Cake- Easy Coconut Caramel Cake

Smores Rice Krispie Treats

German Chocolate Cake Batter Fudge

Other Christmas Recipes You’ll Love: 

If you love these festive Christmas brownies, you should check out some of my other favorite easy festive treats! 

Non Alcoholic Ginger Wassail

Traditional Gluehwein

White Cocoa Peppermint Latte

Candy Cane Cake Batter Microwave Fudge

White Chocolate Christmas Peppermint Bark

brownie with peppermint candy pieces on top

Easy Peppermint Brownies Recipe

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Peppermint Brownies with candy canes, a quick bake treat ready in 30 minutes.

Peppermint Brownies

Yield: 12 brownies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Easy Peppermint Brownies - simple delicious peppermint brownies from scratch in under 25 minutes - perfect for Christmas parties and cookie swaps! 


  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick melted butter, 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup cocoa, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 6 crushed candy canes- 12 mini candy canes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease silicone muffin pan with cooking spray or butter.
  3. In a large bowl, combine sugar and butter and mix until soft.
  4. Add vanilla and eggs, and mix thoroughly.
  5. Fold in flour and cocoa, mix well but do not overmix.
  6. Pour in 1/2 crushed candy canes.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Pour into muffin pan, about 3/4 full.
  9. Bake until toothpick comes out completely clean, about 25 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle with other half crushed candy canes.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 348Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 82mgSodium 95mgCarbohydrates 61gFiber 1gSugar 46gProtein 4g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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