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Peppermint Crunch Brownie Bites

Who is spending the weekend in the kitchen? My hand is raised. I’ve already baked a lot of cookies, but there is always more to bake during the holiday season. I know your baking list is probably full, but if you have room for one more treat, please add these Peppermint Crunch Brownie Bites to your list.

I made the brownies from scratch, but if you are in a pinch, you could use your favorite box mix. I used a mini muffin tin to make the brownie bites. They are the perfect size for holiday parties or for portion control. Although, the portion control thing really didn’t work for me. I kept popping the brownie bites into my mouth. I couldn’t stop myself:)

I dipped the brownie bites into white chocolate and sprinkled crushed candy canes on top. The white chocolate and candy canes created a festive look and added a nice “frosting” to the brownies. The recipe makes about 48 brownie bites-so you can taste test a few and give the remaining brownies as gifts or serve them at your holiday party.

Spread some holiday cheer with Peppermint Crunch Brownie Bites. They are sure to make anyone’s holiday season brighter.

Peppermint Crunch Brownie Bites

Yield: 48 brownie bites

Cook Time: 12-15 minutes

Chocolate brownie bites dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with candy cane pieces. These mini treats are perfect for gift giving or for serving at holiday parties.

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
4 large eggs
3/4 cup cocoa (I used dutch processed)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups white chocolate chips
10 large candy canes, crushed

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray mini muffin pan with non stick cooking spray or line with paper cups. Set aside.

2. Place butter in medium saucepan on the stove. Heat over medium heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, vanilla, and peppermint extract. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with spoon after each addition. Add cocoa; stir until well blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt; stir until combined.

3. Fill each muffin cup slightly more than halfway full. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of a brownie bite. Allow the brownie bites to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the muffin tin.

4. While the brownie bites are cooling, melt white chocolate in the microwave, in a microwave safe bowl, or by using a double-boiler. Dip the tops of the brownie bites in the white chocolate. Set on a wire cooling wrack and sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Continue until all of the brownie bites are dipped and sprinkled. Let white chocolate harden before serving.

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56 Responses to “Peppermint Crunch Brownie Bites”

  1. 1
    Rosa — December 16, 2011 @ 6:24 am

    Oh, lovely! Tosebrownie bites are s festive looking.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. 2
    Erica — December 16, 2011 @ 6:52 am

    These are meant for a party! So festive. I actually don’t have a ton of baking to do this weekend…kind of sad about it ;)

  3. 3
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — December 16, 2011 @ 7:05 am

    These are adorable and I’d probably eat quite a few of them:-)

  4. 4
    Julie @ Table for Two — December 16, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    aw what a cute idea — they look so good! since they’re so mini, it’d be too easy to pop 5 in your mouth one after another without knowing ;)

  5. 5
    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — December 16, 2011 @ 8:12 am

    These look so good…anything bite or mini just tastes better. Especially when it’s full-on with chocolate and peppermint…yum!

  6. 6
    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — December 16, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    If I have the time, I am definitely adding these to my baking list. Yummy!

  7. 7

    I love these, but love that you put them in muffin cups, because I cannot tell you how many times mine have stuck, I always did it without cups because I thought brownies had to be. Silly me.

  8. 8
    Cookbook Queen — December 16, 2011 @ 9:02 am

    These are so cute and festive. Thanks for the link, Maria!! xoxo :)

  9. 9
    Blog is the New Black — December 16, 2011 @ 9:03 am

    Perfection! I want to bake every recipe I see these days…

  10. 10
    Jenny Flake — December 16, 2011 @ 9:19 am

    They are so cute and festive!! xoxox

  11. 11
    Megan — December 16, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    These look delicious! I have lots of crushed candy cane and am trying to decide what to make with it.

  12. 12
    Liz - Meal Makeover Mom — December 16, 2011 @ 9:23 am

    Decadent and delicious! Love the photos too. I am heading to a cookie swap on Sunday, but I sure wish it were a cupcake swap!! I think that would be fun for Valentine’s Day. I wonder if anyone has ever done that :)

  13. 13
    Lori @ RecipeGirl — December 16, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    Darling little festive bites!

  14. 14
    Becky at Vintage Mixer — December 16, 2011 @ 9:36 am

    These are so cute!! They would be perfect to bring over to a holiday party!

  15. 15
    brandi — December 16, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    how did you know that these were my favorite thing? :) they look great!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 16, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    Bite size deliciousness. These would fly off the dessert table for sure! And my hand is raised as well! Planning some fun in the kitchen this weekend as time and kids allow :)

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    Jamie — December 16, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    Yes, me too. I’ve been baking all week and love it! It is the epitomy of holiday spirit! And mmm brownie bites are just the thing and I must try your recipe.

  18. 18
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — December 16, 2011 @ 10:22 am

    I love these! What a great holiday treat!

  19. 19
    Deborah — December 16, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    I’ve always got more room for treats! Love how festive these are!!

  20. 20
    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — December 16, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    Love these! I want one!

  21. 21
    Lauren — December 16, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    Beautiful! Love a peppermint crunch in any dessert!

  22. 22
    Lucy Lean — December 16, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    My son has been begging me to make chocolate chip cookies with candy cane pieces on top – this may just have pushed me over the edge – heaven

  23. 23
    Cassie — December 16, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

    Beautiful brownie bites. Love the peppermint/chocolate combo!

  24. 24

    These are adorable! I love chocolate and peppermint this time of year. I am going to have the Pin these, there is just too much to make this year!

  25. 25
    Brooke (Baking with Basil) — December 16, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

    What a cute little two bite festive dessert!!

  26. 26
    Urban Wife — December 16, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    Bites mean less calories, right? Just checking.

  27. 27
    Raquel — December 16, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    Yum! Chocolate brownies & peppermint, it sounds sinfully delicious to me!

  28. 28
    Jessica @ How Sweet — December 16, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

    too cute for words!

  29. 29
    Ann P. — December 16, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

    I’m spending the weekend in the kitchen! Epic gingerbread house planned! I think these would be the perfect little treats to munch on while constructing it :)

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  31. 30
    Tracey — December 16, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

    Love mini anything, just too cute!

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  33. 31
    Marly — December 17, 2011 @ 12:28 am

    I’m so into peppermint right now. Can’t wait to try these!

  34. 32
    marla {family fresh cooking} — December 17, 2011 @ 12:55 am

    Love em. Especially with the little bit of CRUNCH!!

  35. 33
    Elpiniki — December 17, 2011 @ 4:58 am

    They look so amazing!
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  36. 34
    Amy — December 17, 2011 @ 8:30 am

    These would be easy to make gluten free too! Gf brownie mix and bob’s candy canes are gf. I will be making these for a party tonight:)

  37. 35
    El — December 17, 2011 @ 10:20 am

    These look great. Perfect for the holidays!

  38. 36
    Aggie — December 17, 2011 @ 11:57 am

    Ok, these look awesome! I have to make these for someone!

  39. 37
    Joanne — December 17, 2011 @ 2:43 pm

    I am SUCH a sucker for the chocolate/peppermint combo! Love these!

  40. 38
    nicole {sweet peony} — December 17, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    ohhhh emmm geeeeeee! these are the cutest little brownies ever! chocolate & peppermint may as well be the key to my heart… i love them together so much! i would eat 23 of those right now. no joke. :)

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