Seasonal Fudge-y Peppermint Brownies

As you may have seen on my instagram, I’m full-swing into holiday baking. Maybe I want to indulge, maybe its a weird way my food anxieties manifest, maybe I’m trying to keep busy. For whatever reason, I’m having fun doing it and that’s what matters I guess!

I like sharing baked goods because its inexpensive, delicious, and allows me to show that I care without breaking the (empty) bank. Plus I love how the delicious smells fill the house!

Here’s a delicious fudge-y peppermint brownie recipe, courtesy of Joyful Healthy Eats!



  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup crushed candy canes
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8×8 baking dish and line with parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl, melt chocolate chips and butter in the microwave (using 30 second intervals and stirring frequently otherwise it will burn)
  4. Pour into a large bowl and allow the chocolate to cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Add eggs one at a time.
  6. Whisk in sugar.
  7. Add vanilla, cocoa, flour, cinnamon, salt, and half of the candy cane crumbs.
  8. Add the brownie mix to the baking tray and bake for 35 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean)
  9. Sprinkle the remaining candy cane on top.
  10. Cool, slice and enjoy!


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