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.
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.
How do you make peppermint brownies with box mix?
- 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.
- Using an 8X8 baking dish, line it with parchment paper and pour brownie mix into dish.
- 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.
How do you dip brownies in chocolate?
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Looking for more easy dessert recipes?
- White chocolate chex mix
- The best texas sheet cake
- Rocky road fudge
- Easy candy bar fudge
- The Best Sugar Cookies
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Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Brownies
- 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
- 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.