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Candy Cane Brownies Recipe: How To Make Peppermint Brownies?

Candy Cane Brownies Recipe:

OK, so now that it’s officially DECEMBER, I will be unapologetically festive; I hope that’s alright! (if not, you don’t have a choice, sorry!)

I know I’ve already shared my first Christmas recipe with you, my Gingerbread Cheesecake, but now we’re upping it a notch- that was tame compared to what I’ve got in store for you this month!

Also, I just thought I should let you know that I will not be doing blogmas, booooo. You’ve probably already noticed, but I’ve just got too much uni work to be on with. Don’t worry, though, because I’ll still be here twice a week as a constant in your now crazy life, AND I’ll be posting a festive recipe every Saturday from now up until Christmas Eve!

Anyway, onto the main event….


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  1. Preheat the oven to 180°/160° fan.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a heatproof bowl over a double boiler or in a pan on VERY LOW heat; now would not be a good time for the chocolate to seize.
  3. When smooth, remove from the heat, add the sugar & mix together.
  4. Add the flour and the cocoa powder to the mixture and stir until well incorporated, and then put it aside for a few minutes until the mixture has cooled unless you fancy some scrambled egg in your brownies.
  5. Grease and line an 8in/20cm square tin, then add the mixture.
  6. Once the mixture has cooled to room temperature, add the eggs and mix to combine.
  7. Pour 3/4’s of the mixture into the tin and dot the peppermint creams across the surface. Push a few deeper into the mixture and then pour the remaining 1/4 of brownie batter over the top spreading evenly.
  8. Pop the brownies into the oven for 40-ish minutes (sometimes mine are done in 35-45, check that the mixture no longer wobbles when you shake it, and a knife inserted in the middle will come out mainly clean with a little residue).
  9. While the brownies are cooking, add the candy canes to a food bag and smash them up with a rolling pin.
  10. As soon as you remove the brownies, sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the top and press them down lightly with a spatula to ensure they stay put!.
  11. Leave the brownies in the tin until cool, and cut them into squares- unless you’re serving them warm, dig in as soon as you wish!.

Please let me know if you give these a go; they’re a perfect non-traditional Christmas treat! What’re your favorite sweet treats at this time of year? I’m partial to a mince pie (or 5), but calories don’t count in December.

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Some Reviews:

This is definitely Christmas styled brownie, looks very good. It is also great to hear that you will put yourself in a unapologetically festive mood. That is how we do it! Greetings from Copenhagen :)! – Mila

I love peppermint…I love brownie..and now I think I love you! Saving this for the weekend because my stomach NEEDS these – Katie

Omg these are amazing!! I LOVE brownies so much, I make them fairly often but these festive friendly ones are the next step up!! Bet they taste so good too! – Francesca

I’d never thought about adding candy canes on top of brownies before, but I bet it’s delicious! I’m not really a fan of having nuts in there but the crunch of the candy canes would be really fun. – Jessica

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