You may remember a different batch of minty brownies I did a while back, but I decided just one recipe wasn’t enough! With Christmas being JUST around the corner, I’ve sure been seeing a good amount of peppermint brownie recipes floating around the blogosphere. Since I just can’t resist the chocolate/peppermint combination, I decided I needed to make a batch. However, I was in a hurry and cheated by starting with a box mix (judge all you want to but personally, I think the boxed kind are some of the best; especially when you’re in a hurry!), then added my beloved candy cane flour to the mix and sprinkled crushed peppermint over the top. Delicious. Christmasy. Just what we needed that night! And quick, to boot!

Peppermint Brownies

1 box brownie mix (or your favorite brownie recipe), prepared according to the box, but not yet baked
**1/3 cup candy cane flour
1/2 cup crushed peppermint, for topping

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×9 pan. Stir in the candy cane flour. Pour into greased pan and sprinkle with the 1/2 cup crushed peppermint. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Sprinkle with more crushed peppermint, if desired. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting and serving.

**Basically, when you crush your peppermint, sift out the fine powder (or ‘candy cane flour’, as I call it), and you’ll be left with enough to mix into the batter.



  1. These sound divine. And peppermint flour, how cool! I’ve never thought about using the crushed powder before. What a great idea. Your pictures look great!


    Comment by Jennifer — December 21, 2010 @ 2:34 PM

  2. What a fabulous idea with the candy cane flour! These brownies look like they’d be a winner at our house 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful holiday filled with lots more treats!


    Comment by Evan@swEEts — December 21, 2010 @ 3:00 PM

  3. The peppermint brownies are irresistible aren’t they?? I just made a batch of my own recently 🙂 Happy Holidays Amy!


    Comment by Tracey — December 21, 2010 @ 7:03 PM

  4. Hi Amy! I came back tonight for the peppermint (candy cane) cookie recipe only to find the brownie one! I am baking for the family this year and you continue to inspire me! I am really enjoying all this cooking and baking since getting married in June and love all of your ideas! Thanks for sharing with all of us!


    amy Reply:

    Krystal- thank you for your sweet comment! I’m beyond thrilled that you are enjoying cooking and baking more and more and totally honored to be a part of that! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and ENJOY your first married Christmas! They are so special!! 🙂


    Comment by k — December 21, 2010 @ 10:04 PM

  5. Mostly it’s the pictures that makes me wanna try these out. I hope it would taste as good as it looks.


    Comment by Dana — December 22, 2010 @ 10:09 AM

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