Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Brownies

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Brownies are a decadent treat built upon layers and layers of fudgy chocolate and sprinkled with those magical peppermint candy canes that emulate the Holiday season.

Raise your hand if you love brownies? If you notice your hand raised then I know you will love these triple chip caramel brownies, or the oh so delicious peppermint patty stuffed brownies.

Peppermint brownies dipped in chocolate and topped with crushed candy cane cut into squares on a cooling rack lined with parchment paper, quick and easy by The Food Cafe

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Peppermint Brownies

When it comes to brownies it really seems like the options are endless so dipping them in chocolate and sprinkling them with pieces of crushed candy cane makes these peppermint brownies decadent.

I have often wondered why we don’t start a brownie exchange in lieu of a cookie exchange? I mean it only makes sense, right?  This peppermint brownie recipe starts out from a mix but you would never know it. 

Using a box brownie mix makes this recipe so simple, but it looks like you spent a lot of time slaving away.  These are the recipes I love to make because they fast and simple to follow.

I don’t have tons of time and I envy those who do or who make the time to make everything from scratch , but for me these semi homemade chocolate dipped peppermint brownies are the perfect combination of simplicity and love.

Peppermint brownies cut into squares that have been partially dipped in melted dark chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy cane sitting on a piece of white parchment paper, by The Food Cafe.

How do you make peppermint brownies with box mix?

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (or whatever your box mix requires).  Using your favorite box brownie mix, place all ingredients in a large bowl plus 1 teaspoon peppermint extract and mix to combine. First step in making peppermint brownies, all ingredients are in a clear bowl on a white background and the oil is being poured in to mix, by The Food Cafe
  2. Using an 8X8 baking dish, line it with parchment paper and pour brownie mix into dish. Two images being shown, the image on the left shows how to line a 8X8 baking dish with parchment paper for the peppermint brownies, and the image on the right shows the mixed brownie batter being poured into the prepared baking dish, by The Food Cafe
  3. Bake for 45-50 minutes then remove brownies by grabbing the parchment paper and placing on a cooling rack.  Allow to cool then cut to eat.  If you want to dip them in chocolate, after you have cut them place them in the freezer for 5 minutes before dipping. Two images, the image on the left shows baked peppermint brownies removed from baking dish by parchment paper and cooling on a black wire cooling rack, the image on the right shows the peppermint brownies cut into squares on white parchment paper sitting on top of a black wire cooking rack, by The Food Cafe.

How do you dip brownies in chocolate?

  1. Place cooked brownies in the freezer for 5 minutes.  Place chocolate candy coating in a microwave safe bowl and crush up candy canes into small pieces and place in a separate bowl.  Microwave in 1 minute intervals until chocolate is smooth and melted. Image on the left is chocolate candy coating in a clear glass bowl and crushed up candy cane in a small white bowl for sprinkling on peppermint brownies. The image on the right is the candy chocolate coating melted and ready to be used to dip peppermint brownies into, by The Food Cafe.
  2. One by one dip as much of the brownie as you want covered into the melted chocolate and place on a piece of parchment paper.  Sprinkle with crushed candy cane and set until the chocolate has harden.Two images, the image on the left shows a peppermint brownie being dipped into a clear glass bowl of melted dark chocolate, the image on the right shows the dipped chocolate brownie being sprinkled with crushed candy cane and sitting on a piece of parchment paper on a black wire cooling rack, by The Food Cafe

These peppermint brownies are the perfect Holiday dessert or gift for all your family and friends.  Who can resist chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate?

And topped with crushed pieces of the notorious candy cane candy on the outside and flavored with a splash of peppermint on the inside you will love every moment of eating this chocolate peppermint brownie.

Brownies are the perfect dessert to serve after a holiday meal that includes cheesy casserole dishes like this cheesy cauliflower casserole, Broccoli cheese casserole, or garlic parmesan roasted brussels sprouts.

 

chocolate peppermint brownies topped with crushed candy cane, one with a bite taken out of it showing the layers of the brownie, chocolate and candy cane, by The Food Cafe

How do I make my brownies more fudgy?

If you want to make your box brownies more fudgy you can simply add in chocolate chips and then bake them.

Which box brownie is the best?

There are so many different boxed brownie mixes to choose from it can be overwhelming, but choose the one you and your family like the most.  The top three out all the boxed brownies mixes are Duncan Hines, Ghirardelli, and Betty Crocker.

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Peppermint Brownies dipped in chocolate sprinkled with crushed candy canes by The Food Cafe

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Brownies

Servings: 16 Brownies
Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Brownies are a decadent treat built upon layers and layers of fudgy chocolate and sprinkled with those magical peppermint candy canes that emulate the Holiday season.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Freeze time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • ½ cup crushed candy canes
  • Chocolate candy coating

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Prepare box brownie mix according to package directions and add in 1 tsp peppermint extract. Line an 8x8-baking dish with parchment paper and pour in brownie mix. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
  • Remove from pan by lifting out brownies with parchment paper and let cool. Cut into squares and place in the freezer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile melt candy coating in a microwave safe dish in 1-minute increments until melted. Remove brownies from the freezer and dip in half the brownie in chocolate and sprinkle with crushed candy cane. Allow chocolate to harden and serve.

Notes

The oil, water, and eggs are what is needed for the brownie mix. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate dipped brownies, peppermint brownies
Author: Shannon

Nutrition

Calories: 118kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 7mg, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 30IU, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 0.1mg

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