15 Christmas Brownies to Make This Holiday Season

Updated: Nov. 10, 2023

For chocoholics, Christmas brownies are a must at the dessert table. This lineup of recipes is packed with holiday ingredients like cinnamon, peppermint and marshmallow—and of course, chocolate!

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Christina Tosi’s Hot Chocolate Brownies

As a Tosi superfan and someone that makes hot cocoa nearly every wintry afternoon, I obviously had to stir up a batch of these Christmas brownies. Christina describes these as “a cup of hot cocoa meets a pan of brownies.” What could be better than that? —Lisa KaminskiTaste of Home Editor

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Peppermint Brownies

My grandmother encouraged me to enter these mint brownies in the county fair some years ago—and they earned top honors! They're a delicious treat to serve during the holidays. —Marcy Greenblatt, Redding, California
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Pecan Brownies

It’s hard to eat just one of these nutty pecan brownies…good thing a batch can bake up in a matter of minutes.—Karen Batchelor, Bellevue, Nebraska
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Reindeer Brownies

My son, Jeremy, is 36 but acts as if he’s 5 when he sees these Christmas brownies—I’ve been making them for more than 30 years! My daughter, Jayme, and my four grandchildren love them, too. If you’re short on time, a boxed mix works just fine. —Jeannine Schneider, Fremont, California
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Mint Baileys Bars

This Baileys bars recipe is a combo of two goodies. You can use any type of chips in the brownies, and you can choose to swirl in the cheesecake instead of using it as a separate topping. Because of the flavor, we sometimes call these Christmas brownies—who doesn’t like a bit of Baileys this time of year? —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
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Brownie Brittle

I love brownies in all forms. This one is crisp, almost like a cracker. It’s great for snacking but is also amazing crumbled on top of ice cream. Around the holidays, packages of this Christmas brownie brittle (topped with crushed peppermint) are always welcome! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
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Triple Fudge Brownies

When you're in a hurry to make dessert, here's a "mix of mixes" that's so convenient and quick. The result is a big pan of very rich, fudgy brownies. Friends who ask me for the recipe are amazed that it's so easy. —Denise Nebel, Wayland, Iowa
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Cinnamon Brownies

For Christmas one year, a friend gave us a pan of these delicious brownies. Before I figured out their secret was cinnamon, half the pan was already gone! —Gail Mehle, Rock Springs, Wyoming
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Chocolate Mint Brownies

One of the best things about this recipe is that these mint chocolate brownies get moister if you leave them in the refrigerator for a day or two. The problem at our house is that no one can leave them alone for that long! —Helen Baines, Elkton, Maryland
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Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

I'm a chocolate lover, and these cream cheese brownies have satisfied my cravings many times. No one guesses the brownies are light because their chewy texture and rich chocolate taste can't be beat. My family requests them often, and I'm happy to oblige. —Heidi Johnson, Worland, Wyoming
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Fudge Nut Brownies

There's no brownie recipe or mix I've ever tried that's better than this! And it's so easy—you can mix it in one bowl in just a few minutes. My husband's grandmother passed the recipe on; now our son makes these brownies for after-school snacks. —Becky Albright, Norwalk, Ohio
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Fudgy Brownies with Peanut Butter Pudding Frosting

Rich brownies are topped with a peanut butter pudding frosting to make this a recipe the whole family will love. These are perfect for a potluck, bake sale or yummy after-dinner treat. —Amy Crook, Syracuse, Utah
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Peanut Caramel Brownie Bites

With their multiple decadent layers, these brownies are my family's absolute favorite. —Ella Agans, Birch Tree, Missouri
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Broadway Brownie Bars

I named these dessert bars for Broadway because they're a hit every time I serve them. I especially like to make them as a gift for anyone with a sweet tooth! —Anne Frederick, New Hartford, New York