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Peppermint Mocha Brownies

Peppermint Mocha Brownies – Deliciously thick and fudgy rich chocolate brownies infused with peppermint and coffee, and studded with crushed candy canes!


Peppermint Mocha Brownies | @marshasbakeblog

 Peppermint and chocolate. A combination of flavours that just can’t be beat, in my opinion. 😉 You won’t see me turn down a minty chocolate dessert, snack or drink.

So, today I bring you a festive mint chocolate recipe – Peppermint Mocha Brownies! Yep, I’ve added a hint coffee to the recipe just for you coffee lovers. 🙂

Peppermint Mocha Brownies | @marshasbakeblog

Peppermint Mocha Brownies | @marshasbakeblog

These brownies are a quick and simple one-bowl recipe, that doesn’t require you to get your mixer out. Simply melt the butter in the microwave with the sugar, cocoa powder, coffee, and salt, stir together, then mix in the eggs one at a time. Fold in the flour and chocolate chips, then stir in the peppermint extract. Pour into an 8×8-inch square baking pan, and bake for 45 – 60 minutes. Sprinkle with crushed candy cane and allow to cool completely before slicing. Done!

Peppermint Mocha Brownies | @marshasbakeblog

Peppermint Mocha Brownies | @marshasbakeblog

These brownies are incredibly thick and fudgy, and bursting with chocolate and peppermint flavour with a hint of coffee. You have GOT to try them this Christmas!

Peppermint Mocha Brownies | @marshasbakeblog


Peppermint Mocha Brownies | @marshasbakeblog

Peppermint Mocha Brownies

Deliciously thick and fudgy rich chocolate brownies infused with peppermint and coffee, and studded with crushed candy canes!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Yields 9 big bars, or 16 small bars


  • 1 and 1/4 sticks unsalted butter 140g
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar 300g
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder 75g
  • 3 - 4 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 large eggs cold
  • 1/2 cup plain/all-purpose flour 60g
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips 90g
  • 1 full-sized candy cane or 3 small ones crushed


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3. Spray an 8x8-inch square baking pan with baking spray and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Place the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, instant coffee granules, and salt into a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until the butter is melted and the mixture feels very warm to the touch.
  3. Mix in the eggs, one at a time. Fold in the flour until fully combined, stirring until thick and shiny. Fold in the chocolate chips (they will melt into the batter, but it's fine! It helps produce a shiny top). Stir in the peppermint extract.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and spread out evenly. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out almost clean with a few moist crumbs. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes and allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into squares.


Brownies stay fresh, stored in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to 1 week. They also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

Did you make this recipe? Take a photo and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #marshasbakingaddiction, or tag me at  @marshasbakeblog. I would love to see!

Peppermint Mocha Brownies | @marshasbakeblog

Peppermint Mocha Brownies | @marshasbakeblog

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    Demeter | Beaming Baker
    December 5, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    I love learning about favorite flavor combos–especially for folks like us that live and breathe sweets all day and all night long. Haha. So cool to learn that you especially favor peppermint and chocolate. These brownies look so perfectly dense, rich and just full of peppermint chocolate awesomeness. Love it, my friend! Sharing and pinning, of course. Woot woot for the holidays! xo

    • Reply
      December 5, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      Thanks, Demeter! 🙂 Woot woot! xo

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    December 7, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    All of the candy cane goodness in these brownies made me want one badly enough, but adding the coffee just makes me crave them that much more. They have everything I like!

    • Reply
      December 8, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      Thanks, Amanda!

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    Sam @ Sugar Spun Run
    December 7, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    The flavor combination here is absolutely perfect, these sound amazing, Marsha!

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    December 10, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Oh my gosh! those brownies are looking fabulous Marsha! I feel like having some along with a cup of hot coffee.. 🙂

    • Reply
      December 10, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      Thanks, Puja! 🙂

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