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Red Velvet Brownie Bites

Red Velvet Brownie Bites

Red velvet brownie bites are fudgy bite sized brownies that are full of white chocolate chips. This easy recipe creates perfect brownies, with a shiny top, and full of red velvet flavour. I love red velvet and I love bite sized brownies so naturally I 

Homemade Cosmic Brownies

Homemade Cosmic Brownies

Homemade cosmic brownies are better than store bought! Chewy brownies, topped with fudgy chocolate ganache, and candied chocolate chips. This copycat cosmic brownies recipe is also easy to make! A delicious and nostalgic treat, that I’m sure you’ll love! WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM Perfect texture. These 

Peppermint Brownies

Peppermint Brownies

These Peppermint Brownies have the perfect chewy brownie texture and full of crushed candy canes and peppermint flavours. They are also topped with white chocolate and crushed candy canes. Decadent, delicious, and easy to make!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM

Easy to make. The recipe is simple to make and is all done by hand so no need for fancy mixers.

Perfect brownie texture. Decadent thick chewy brownies with a slight fudgy centre. These brownies are perfect and have the shiny crinkle crust on top. The also have a crunch from the candy canes.

Festive. These brownies are gorgeous and perfect for Christmas parties and gatherings over the holidays.

peppermint brownies

Step by Step Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F and line a 8×8 square baking pan with parchment paper. Lining the pan with parchment paper allows you to easily remove the brownies from the pan.

Brownie Batter

Chop the bakers chocolate and place in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave by stopping and stirring the chocolate in 15 second increments. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter and sugar and whisk by hand until smooth.

Add in the eggs and vigorously mix 5 minutes. Doing this breaks down the eggs and gives the brownies that shinny crackle top. Mix in the vanilla and peppermint extracts.

Pour in the melted chocolate and whisk until mixture is well combined.

Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Using a rubber spatula mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined. Do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips and crushed candy canes.

peppermint brownie batter with crushed candy canes

Pour batter into the lined pan and spread evenly.

brownie batter ready for the oven

Bake for 28-30 minutes or until edges are stiff and middle is set. Allow brownies to fully cool to room temperature in the pan before removing and decorating.

Decorating the Brownies

Once brownies are room temperature slice them into 16 pieces. Spread the pieces out on parchment paper so you can see each side of the brownie.

Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave. Do this by microwaving in 15 second increments and stirring in between.

Pour the melted chocolate into a piping bag, or zip lock bag and cut a small corner off. Drizzle the chocolate over top of the brownies.

Sprinkle the extra crushed candy canes on top of the chocolate. Pop in the fridge for a few minutes to help set the chocolate, enjoy!

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STORING THE BROWNIES

These brownies should be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. If stored properly these brownies keep well up to four days after baking.

TIPS FOR MAKING PERFECT Peppermint BROWNIES

  • Use room temperature eggs. They break down easier and allow them to blend better into the batter.
  • Once eggs are added to the mixture, whisk for a solid 5 minutes. This breaks down the eggs, adds air, and gives the brownies that perfect crinkle top.
  • Be sure to mix everything by hand.
  • It’s better to be under baked than over baked with brownies.
  • Let brownies fully cool to room temperature in the pan. The brownies continue to cook in the pan after being removed from the oven, removing and slicing them too soon will lead to too gooey brownies.
peppermint brownies with crushed candy canes

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Peppermint Brownies

Jessie M
These Peppermint Brownies have the perfect chewy brownie texture and full of crushed candy canes and peppermint flavours. They are also topped with white chocolate and crushed candy canes. Decadent, delicious, and easy to make!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Course dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 brownies

Equipment

  • 8×8 square baking pan

Ingredients
  

Brownie Batter

  • 4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate melted
  • 1/2 C salted butter melted
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 3/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 5 regular sized candy canes crushed

Topping

  • 1/2 C white chocolate chips melted
  • 2 regular sized candy canes crushed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a 8×8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper.

Brownie Batter

  • Chop and melt the bakers chocolate in the microwave. Do this by microwaving in 15 second increments and stirring in between. Set aside.
    4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate
  • In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter and sugar and whisk by hand until smooth.
    1/2 C salted butter, 1 C white sugar
  • Add in the eggs and vigorously mix for a 5 minutes. Mixing the eggs well creates that shiny crackle top on the brownies.
    2 large eggs
  • Mix in the vanilla and peppermint extracts.
    1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • Pour in the melted chocolate and whisk until mixture is well combined.
    4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate
  • Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Using a rubber spatula mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined. Do not over mix.
    3/4 C all purpose flour, 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp salt
  • Using a rubber spatula fold in the chopped oreo pieces and chocolate chips.
    5 regular sized candy canes, 3/4 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Pour batter into the lined pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 28-30 minutes or until edges are stiff and middle is set. Allow brownies to fully cool to room temperature in the pan before removing and decorating.

Topping

  • Once brownies are room temperature slice them into 16 pieces. Spread the pieces out on parchment paper so you can see each side of the brownie.
  • Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave. Do this by microwaving in 15 second increments and stirring in between.
    1/2 C white chocolate chips
  • Pour the melted chocolate into a piping bag, or zip lock bag and cut a small corner off. Drizzle the chocolate over top of the brownies.
  • Sprinkle the extra crushed candy canes on top of the chocolate. Pop in the fridge for a few minutes to help set the chocolate, enjoy!
    2 regular sized candy canes
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Mint Chocolate Brownies

Mint Chocolate Brownies

Mint chocolate brownies are made up of a chewy brownie base, a layer of mint buttercream, and topped with chocolate ganache. WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM Perfect amount of mint flavouring. The peppermint flavouring in these brownies is just right and not overpowering. So many delicious 

Pumpkin Patch Brownie Bites

Pumpkin Patch Brownie Bites

Pumpkin patch brownie bites are perfect for Halloween. A chewy bite sized brownie, topped with chocolate ganache, oreo crumbs, and a pumpkin candy. I can not get over how cute these brownie bites are! They were a huge hit with my kids and I have 

Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Cheesecake swirl brownies are a chewy brownie filled with chocolate chips that has a creamy cheesecake swirl. Beautiful and easy to make!

These brownies are perfect for when you can’t decide what type of dessert to make. A simple brownie that gets elevated into a fancy dessert with them addition of a cheesecake swirl. I can not begin to tell you how good these are!

cheesecake swirl brownies

Why You’ll Love These Brownies

Rich and decadent. You can’t get more decadent than thick chewy brownies with rich cheesecake swirl. The texture is so perfect and delicious.

Easy to make. I know it looks like there are a lot of steps, but I promise this recipe is easy to make! The recipe is also all done by hand so no need for fancy mixers.

Best of two desserts. I know I sometimes can decide what type of dessert I want, so I love recipes that infuse two together! It’s the best of both worlds.

How to Make These Brownies

Preheat oven to 350F and line a 8×8 square baking pan with parchment paper. Lining the pan with parchment paper allows you to easily remove the brownies from the pan.

Brownie Batter

Chop the bakers chocolate and place in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave by stopping and stirring the chocolate in 20 second increments. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter and sugar and whisk by hand until smooth.

Add in the eggs and vanilla. Vigorously mix for a good 2-3 minutes. Doing this breaks down the eggs and gives the brownies that shinny crackle top.

Pour in the melted chocolate and whisk until mixture is well combined.

Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Using a rubber spatula mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined. Do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips. Set aside.

Cheesecake Batter

In a medium sized bowl add the softened cream cheese, egg yolk, white sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir together until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

brownie and cheesecake batter

Assembling the Brownies

Pour three quarters of the brownie mixture into the lined pan and spread evenly.

Spoon dollops of the cheesecake mixture over top of the brownie batter. Spoon dollops of the reaming brownie mixture in between the cheesecake batter.

cheesecake brownie batter in the pan

Next, take a butter knife and gently trace lines horizontally and then vertically to swirl the batters together.

brownie cheesecake batter swirled

Bake brownies for 30 minutes. Allow the brownies to fully cool in the pan before removing and slicing.

cheesecake swirl brownies

How to Slice Brownies

To get perfect brownie slices use a sharp knife and wipe it clean after each cut. You can make 16 brownies or 9 large brownies.

Storing The Brownies

Since these brownies have cheesecake in them they should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container. Brownies stay good for 3 days in the fridge. Before serving bring them to room temperature.

the best cheesecake swirl brownies

If you make these cheesecake swirl brownies let me know how you liked them by leaving a rating and comment below!

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Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Jessie M
Cheesecake swirl brownies are a chewy brownie filled with chocolate chips that has a creamy cheesecake swirl. Beautiful and easy to make!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 brownies

Ingredients
  

Brownie Batter

  • 1/2 C salted butter melted
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate melted
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips

Cheesecake Swirl

  • 4 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 C white sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk at room temperature
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extact

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a 8×8 square baking pan with parchment paper.

Brownie Batter

  • Chop the bakers chocolate and place in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave by stopping and stirring the chocolate in 20 second increments. Set aside.
    4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate
  • In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter and sugar and whisk by hand until smooth.
    1/2 C salted butter, 1 C white sugar
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla. Vigorously mix for a good 2-3 minutes. Doing this breaks down the eggs and gives the brownies that shinny crackle top.
    2 large eggs, 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pour in the melted chocolate and whisk until mixture is well combined.
    4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate
  • Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Using a rubber spatula mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined. Do not over mix.
    3/4 C all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Fold in the chocolate chips. Set aside.
    1 C semi sweet chocolate chips

Cheesecake Swirl

  • In a medium sized bowl add the softened cream cheese, egg yolk, white sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir together until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
    4 oz cream cheese, 1/4 C white sugar, 1 large egg yolk, 3/4 tsp vanilla extact

Assembling the Brownies

  • Pour three quarters of the brownie mixture into the lined pan and spread evenly.
  • Spoon dollops of the cheesecake mixture over top of the brownie batter.
  • Spoon dollops of the reaming brownie mixture in between the cheesecake batter. See photos above.
  • Next, take a butter knife and gently trace lines horizontally and then vertically to swirl the batters together.
  • Bake brownies for 30 minutes.
  • Allow brownies to fully in the pan before slicing.

Notes

Cheesecake swirl brownies should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge and are good for 3 days.
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Chewy Caramel Turtle Brownies

Chewy Caramel Turtle Brownies

The best chewy caramel turtle brownies! A decadent brownie full of chewy caramel pieces and pecans baked inside. Topped with caramel sauce, chocolate, and pecans. If you love Turtles Chocolate these brownies will be perfect for you! I made these brownies with the help of 

Chewy Brownie Bites

Chewy Brownie Bites

Chewy brownie bites are the perfect mini dessert. Bite sized chewy brownies with a soft fudgy centre. Easy to make and so delicious! Who doesn’t love those Two Bite Brownies!? Did you know that they’re super easy to make from home? They take less time