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Candy Crush Brownies

Updated on December 12, 2014

Candy Crush Brownies are easy to make and a real treat for anyone who loves chocolate and peppermint together. This recipe is one of my husband's favorites and one he has enjoyed since he was a child. It's always extra nice to prepare a tasty recipe for your husband and it's a bonus when that dessert is also filled with sweet childhood Christmas memories as well.

One of the best gifts my mother-in-law ever gave me was a cookbook she personally made that was filled with all the favorite recipes she made often - the ones my husband grew up on.

This special Christmas brownie recipe was included in that heirloom cookbook as well as the centuries old family cookie recipe, which I also have shared in my lens, Great Grandmother's Christmas Cookies.


  • 1 family-sized box chocolate brownie mix
  • (or you can make your own brownie recipe)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1 package fluffy white frosting mix (for a two-layer cake)
  • Or one recipe of 7 Minute Frosting works too.
  • Crushed Peppermint Candy Canes


  1. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions and add walnuts.
  2. Spread in greased 13 x 9 cake pan.
  3. Bake in 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.
  4. While brownies are cooling, prepare frosting mix according to package directions.
  5. Spread entire brownie surface with frosting.
  6. Return iced brownies to oven and bake 10 more minutes.
  7. Now crush peppermint candy canes by placing them in a ziploc bag and hammering with a rolling pin or mallet.
  8. Before icing browns, remove brownies from oven and sprinkle with crushed candy.
  9. Cool and cut into bars.

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Rachael Ray Dinnerware Little Hoot and the Snowman 4-Piece Dessert Plate Gift Set
Rachael Ray Dinnerware Little Hoot and the Snowman 4-Piece Dessert Plate Gift Set

Snowman plates to serve these "snow-topped" candy crush brownies.


Are you a fan of chocolate & peppermint together?

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    • poetryman6969 profile image

      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Probably too sweet for me but I like the idea.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I've never tried thus combination but would love to try it.

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      Faye Rutledge 3 years ago from Concord VA

      This sounds wonderful. I sometimes make brownies with mint icing, and this would be even better with the candy cane pieces. :)

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      ZainabBibi 3 years ago

      Loved your blog.

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      SusanM17 3 years ago

      It looks really good and very easy to make. Definitely gonna try it out!

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice christmas looking cookie, another one to try, so many nice recipe on the internet, sometimes it's hard to decide which ones to cook.

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      RinchenChodron 3 years ago

      Easy and tasty!

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      lidiyahuong 4 years ago

      Wow! Fantastic!

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      Mickie Goad 4 years ago

      This brownie recipe looks so very tempting. I like that you included both mix and scratch options. Yes, the crushed peppermint candy makes this one special.

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      chrisilouwho 4 years ago

      so simple and festive, I love it!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      I like anything sweet, together ot not, this looks fantastic!!! Thanks

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      Not a big brownie fan but this one will be made for the family.

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      Merry Citarella 4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Looks fabulous!

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      mommyplus3kids 4 years ago

      I love mint and chocolate. This is a great easy to make recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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      DebW07 4 years ago

      Yum, yum, yum,yum,YUM! I can't wait to try this recipe!