Peppermint Bark Brownies

Peppermint chocolate candy brownies recipe;  These brownies use peppermint bark candy to take them to the next level!  You love this peppermint chocolate candy brownies recipe!

Peppermint Bark Brownies from Jen's Favorite CookiesI like flavors being seasonal, for the most party.  I like to save lemons for spring and summer, pumpkin for fall, and gingerbread for winter. But… there is an exception, and that is peppermint.

Why should peppermint be just for winter?  Why is Peppermint Bark only sold in December?  It’s a tragedy, if you ask me.  You can get peppermint gum anytime, why not peppermint baked goods?

I stocked up on the peppermint bark when I found it at the store during the after-Christmas clearance sale.  Maybe some people are tired of it by January, but not me.  Not even close.

Peppermint and I have some things in common, namely, that we are both close personal friends with chocolate.  Very close.  In fact, I think it’s fair to say, we both love chocolate.  And we’re both tired of cherries and strawberries monopolizing the Valentines Day dessert scene.  It’s time peppermint had it’s day.

Peppermint Bark Brownies from Jen's Favorite Cookies

I tweaked my basic One-Bowl Brownie recipe just a little, to keep these from being too gooey.

I broke up my peppermint bark (I used Ghirardelli brand) into little pieces, and sprinkled them strategically over the brownies just before they were done baking.  A few minutes in the oven gives the bark just enough time to melt and incorporate with the brownies.

Peppermint Bark Brownies from Jen's Favorite Cookies

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Peppermint Bark Brownies
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Fudgy chocolate brownies sprinkled with peppermint bark.
Recipe type: Brownies
Serves: 9
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 oz. semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3.5 oz. peppermint bark
  1. Chop chocolate, and place chocolate with butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until mixture is mostly melted and smooth.
  2. Add sugar and vanilla, and mix well.
  3. Add eggs, and stir well. (If mixture is still very hot, let it cool a bit before adding eggs.)
  4. Add flour and mix well.
  5. Roughly chop peppermint bark and set aside.
  6. Pour batter into a 9x9 pan, and bake at 350F for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with peppermint bark pieces quickly, and return to oven. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until edges are dry and pull away from the pan slightly.
  7. Let cool before cutting.


21 thoughts on “Peppermint Bark Brownies

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  3. Kimberly

    I love to eat peppermint all year long! For Valentine’s day, I act like it’s is the day between February 13 and 15th, and generally it end up just as dull.

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  6. Connie | URBAN BAKES

    You are too funny when you said peppermint should have its day and I agree. I never understood why red berry posts explode during Valentine’s Day (other then for being red). Aren’t they popular all year round? Whatevs!

  7. Alice F

    I plan to spend Valentines Day at home with my handsome and loving husband. We are having grilled shrimp and champagne. ..just the two of us.

  8. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Girl, I agree! Mint is perfect all year round. Chocolate manufacturers take note! Give the people what they want! Your brownies look so gooey, chocolatey and decadent! I love how pretty the broken up peppermint bark looks on top.

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