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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup crushed peppermint candies
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 2 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with foil and grease the foil; set pan aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together first 4 ingredients. In a large bowl, beat oil and sugar until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture; stir in peppermint candies. Spread into prepared pan.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Spread glaze over brownies; sprinkle with candies. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 222 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • Ariadna
    Dec 17, 2019

    Perfect brownies! Delicious, very chocolatey, but no flavor is overpowering. First time ever I make brownies, but certainly not the last!

  • TrishtheDish1
    Jan 15, 2019

    I made these as written without any changes. They were very fudgy and had a subtle peppermint flavor. I plan to make this recipe again.

  • Nancy
    Dec 17, 2018

    These brownies are wonderful! The hardest part of the recipe was smashing the candies. ??

  • chocolateformyfour
    Dec 16, 2016

    Really, really, good!

  • JShocinski
    Jan 3, 2016

    I made these for my family and they raved over them. The peppermint is a perfect amount, not too overwhelming.

  • TxVee
    Jan 8, 2011

    Added a cup of chopped walnuts . Liked the taste, but they were a little dry and hard.