Peppermint Explosion Brownies

Add some peppermint to your season


Photo by M. Beyer

Peppermint Explosion Brownies ready for you to share with loved ones.

Matthew Beyer, Student Life Editor

As the holiday season comes just around the corner, making Peppermint Explosion Brownies are the best way to combine my favorite desserts – brownies and peppermint bark. To make these spectacular brownies, you’ll start off with your favorite brownie mix that has already been baked, followed by a homemade frosting with crushed pieces of candy cane you will put on top. Peppermint Explosion Brownies are a sweet way to celebrate with loved ones throughout the holidays! 



Cooking spray 

1 batch brownie batter 

1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened 

1 1/2 c. powdered sugar  

1/2 tsp. peppermint extract  

1 1/2 c. white chocolate chips, melted and cooled slightly 

Pinch kosher salt 

1/2 c. crushed candy canes 



Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9”-x-13” baking pan with parchment paper and grease with cooking spray. Pour brownie batter into prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a the brownies comes out with only a few moist crumbs, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely.  

In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter, sugar and peppermint extract until light and airy. Add white chocolate and salt and beat until smooth.  

Spread frosting over cooled brownies and sprinkle with crushed candy canes. 


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