101 Days of Christmas: Candy Cane Brownies

Candy Cane Brownies

I’m not a huge fan of peppermint, at least not by itself, but I love a rich peppermint-chocolate dessert.

With that in mind, I took my homemade brownie recipe (from Easy Homemade) and doctored it up a bit. The result was these peppermint brownies, and they definitely fit the bill!


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-1/4 cups (2-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 candy canes crushed


In a medium bowl, mix sugar, flour and cocoa. Add butter, eggs and both extracts and beat for 3 minutes.

Pour into a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Immediately sprinkle crushed candy canes on top and gently press into the brownies.

Let cool for 20-30 minutes before cutting.

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Mandi Ehman is the blogger behind Life Your Way. She and her husband have four beautiful girls plus one baby boy, and together they live, work and homeschool on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia. Mandi loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.