Nine homemade candy cane brownies on a countertop with a small amount of cinnamon beside them

Fudgy Peppermint Brownies

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 45 minutes
  • yield Yield: 16 1x
  • category Category: Dessert
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


These decadent Peppermint Brownies are easy to make from scratch and have a secret ingredient that makes them extra fudgy! Each bite has crunchy candy cane bits for the ultimate Christmas dessert! 



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup 1:1 gluten-free baking flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup crushed peppermint candies or candy canes


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease an 8″x8″ glass baking dish with cooking spray. Then line the bottom with parchment paper and up the sides for easy removal after baking.
  3. In a small bowl, add chocolate chips and butter. Melt chocolate in the microwave, heating in 30 second shifts and stirring until chocolate is smooth and completely melted.
  4. Pour chocolate into a large bowl and let rest for 5 minutes.
  5. To the chocolate bowl whisk in eggs, one at a time. Whisk in the sugar.
  6. Next add vanilla extra, cocoa powder, 1:1 gluten free baking flour, ground cinnamon, sea salt. and half the candy cane mixture. Whisk everything together until completely combined.
  7. To the prepared baking dish, add the brownie mix.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Let cool for 10-15 minutes, top with remaining crushed candy canes.
  10. Serve.


  • To Store: Cooled brownies can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. You can transfer them to the fridge for 3-4 additional days if needed. Microwave individual brownies for a few seconds before serving if desired.
  • To Freeze: Wrap each cooled brownie (or the whole, uncut batch) in plastic wrap and freeze in an airtight container/storage bag. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months and thaw in the fridge before enjoying.


  • Serving Size: 1 brownie
  • Calories: 166
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Sodium: 53 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 55 mg

Keywords: brownies peppermint, fudgy brownies, gluten free brownies