Peppermint Bark Brownies

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When you can’t decide between indulging in some peppermint bark or some homemade brownies, the only sensible solution is Peppermint Bark Brownies! A rich and chocolatey brownie with white chocolate ganache and plenty of peppermint white chocolate baked into the brownie batter and topping these decadent brownies.

A decadent homemade brownie with white chocolate peppermints baked into the batter and then used to top a silky white chocolate ganache. These peppermint bark brownies are the ultimate in Christmas chocolate indulgence.

Peppermint Brownies Recipe

I love peppermint bark, but to be honest – if I’m going to have a dessert, I want a little bit more indulgence than those little shards of chocolate can give me.

Last year I made an epic peppermint triple chocolate cake, and this year I am satisfying my peppermint chocolate craving with these rich, fudgy peppermint chocolate brownies with a silky white chocolate ganache frosting.

The inspiration behind these brownies was a package of white chocolate peppermint baking bits that somehow managed to make their way into my shopping cart and back home to my baking cupboard…

(One package had enough for me to make these peppermint chocolate brownies and also a batch of double chocolate peppermint cookies.)

We used our go-to homemade brownie recipe to make these indulgent, fudgy brownies but you can also swap that out for a boxed brownie mix. The real hero here is that silky white chocolate ganache which can be made with white chocolate chips, almond bark or even some of those peppermint white chocolate squares. It is the difference between a peppermint brownie and a peppermint bark brownie.

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Peppermint Bark Brownie Ingredients

For the Brownies:

For the white chocolate ganache:

  • Milk
  • Butter
  • White Sugar 
  • Vanilla Extract
  • White Chocolate Chips <– can use almond bark or white chocolate peppermint squares
  • White Chocolate Peppermint Bits, for garnish

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: swap out our homemade brownie recipe for a boxed brownie mix. You can use peppermint white chocolate squares to make the white chocolate ganache, if desire.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Electric mixer <– this is a great hand mixer if you don’t want to make the investment into a stand mixer
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • 9″ x 9″ casserole dish <– I love these Pyrex dishes with fitted lids for easy transportation to parties or leftover storage
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula <– I like these spatulas because they are one solid piece and don’t have removable heads for bacteria to get trapped underneath. Plus they are heat-resistant and have a lifetime warranty.
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Saucepan

How to Make Peppermint Bark Brownies

Preheat oven to 350F

Grease and line a 9″ x 9″ baking dish

In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and butter until light and fluffy, 2 minutes.

Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until incorporated.

In a separate medium-sized bowl, combine the cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder. Stir until mixed.

Add half of the dry ingredients into the butter-sugar mixture, beat well, then add remaining half.

Stir in the 1/2 cup white chocolate peppermint chips and then fold the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the center is firm to the touch and the edges are crisp and pull away from the edges of the pan.

Allow to cool as you prepare the ganache.

Place milk, butter and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Stir frequently until the mixture is completely incorporated.

Remove from heat and then add the vanilla extract and white chocolate chips. Stir until completely melted.

Pour the white chocolate ganache over the brownies and smooth with an offset spatula.

Sprinkle the additional white chocolate peppermint bits on the ganache while it is still wet.

Let ganache set before cutting and serving, about one hour.

 

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How to make the most indulgent peppermint bark brownies, a rich and fudgy brownie recipe with peppermint white chocolate baked into the batter, then topped with a silky white chocolate ganache and even more white chocolate peppermint bits. Move over peppermint bark, there's a new level of peppermint chocolate indulgence now!

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Yield: 9 brownies

Peppermint Bark Brownies

Peppermint Bark Brownies

A decadent homemade brownie with white chocolate peppermints baked into the batter and then used to top a silky white chocolate ganache. These peppermint bark brownies are the ultimate in Christmas chocolate indulgence.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate peppermint bits

For the white chocolate ganache:

  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips or almond bark
  • PLUS additional 1 cup white chocolate peppermint bits for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease and line a 9" x 9" baking dish
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and butter until light and fluffy, 2 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until incorporated.
  5. In a separate medium-sized bowl, combine the cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder. Stir until mixed.
  6. Add half of the dry ingredients into the butter-sugar mixture, beat well, then add remaining half.
  7. Stir in the 1/2 cup white chocolate peppermint chips and then fold the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the center is firm to the touch and the edges are crisp and pull away from the edges of the pan.
  9. Allow to cool as you prepare the ganache.
  10. Place milk, butter and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  11. Stir frequently until the mixture is completely incorporated.
  12. Remove from heat and then add the vanilla extract and white chocolate chips. Stir until completely melted.
  13. Pour the white chocolate ganache over the brownies and smooth with an offset spatula.
  14. Sprinkle the additional white chocolate peppermint bits on the ganache while it is still wet.
  15. Let ganache set before cutting and serving, about one hour.

Notes

Swap out our homemade brownie recipe for a boxed brownie mix.

You can use peppermint white chocolate squares to make the white chocolate ganache, if desire.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 659Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 488mgCarbohydrates: 86gFiber: 1gSugar: 78gProtein: 6g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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I hope your family loves these indulgent peppermint bark brownies!

For more peppermint chocolate desserts, check out our Homemade Peppermint Bark or our Crockpot Peppermint White Hot Chocolate recipe.

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