Candy Cane Brownie Recipe

Candy Cane Brownie Recipe

Have you joined a Christmas baking exchange?  I have and I just love it!  I love the idea of swapping recipes and traditions and goodies with friends and family just in time for the holidays.  The brownie recipe that I am sharing today is PERFECT for baking exchanges because one batch creates a lot of bars and there are not a lot of complicated steps to making them.  You are going to love these Candy Cane Brownies!

Candy Cane Brownie Recipe

Each batch makes approximately four dozen brownie bars cut into 1.5×1.5 squares.  Three batches of brownies should yield twelve dozen candy cane bars.  This is perfect for our annual baking exchange where each baker is asked to bring 12 dozen goodies.

Candy Cane Brownie Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Cookies and Bars
Serves: 4 dozen bars
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • ½ cup crushed peppermint candy canes
  • (reserve 1 Tbsp crushed candy cane for topping)
Instructions
  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter and mix with cocoa.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla and peppermint extract.
  4. Add sugar.
  5. Carefully add flour mixture and combine well.
  6. Fold in crushed candy canes.
  7. Pour batter into a greased 9x13 pan, spread and smooth with a spatula, sprinkle with remaining candy cane and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  8. Allow to completely cool before removing from pan and cutting into squares.

 

Candy Cane Brownie Recipe

Be sure to allow the brownie to completely cool before cutting.  I even put ours in the refrigerator.  Once it is cool, carefully pop it out of the baking pan and lay it on a cutting board.  Using a large knife cut the brownie into bars.  I use our largest kitchen knife (not serrated) and cut with a chopping motion (like a paper cutter) and wipe my blade clean between slices.  This allows you to get clean, crisp edges and helps to prevent the brownie from sticking.

Candy Cane Brownie Recipe

I mean, how festive are these?!  And they taste delicious too!  A perfect brownie with hints of candy cane and peppermint.

Candy Cane Brownie Recipe

Enjoy!

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