Chocolate Fudge Brownies topped with a thick layer of fudge with a layer of crushed peppermint candy canes sprinkled on top. Peppermint Fudge Topped Brownies are great for a homemade gift!
As I sit here in my living room listening to the wind howl outside my apartment window, while our Christmas Tree glows in the corner, I find myself thinking about everything that’s gone on this year. There have been some super awful times but there have also been a few wonderful moments.
I have three favorite times of the year…..
The summer, when I get to spend long weekends and summer nights in Carolina Beach.
Halloween, when I can let my inner kid come out, dress up and create all types of Halloween goodies.
Christmas, when I decorate the house from top to bottom in red, white and green and secretly wish that it would snow and that I could keep my tree up all year long.
Christmas is also when I want to stay in the kitchen and make all types of Christmas desserts. I make them for parties, I make them for dinners and I make them for homemade gifts.
For example, this week I’ve made about 4 batches of Hot Chocolate Cookies, 2 pans of M&M peppermint bark, 2 pans of Peppermint Fudge Topped Brownies and I’m getting ready to make another batch of Hot Chocolate Cookies along side a chocolate pie for later this week.
I can’t tell you how many giant smiles I’ve seen on people’s faces this week because of the homemade goodies that have been coming out of this kitchen! I just love it!
Looking for something to take to a co-worker or a friend this week? Peppermint Fudge Topped Brownies should be on the top of your list!
Now you can make the brownies from scratch but I make these using boxed brownies mix! I’m totally fine with taking a short cut with the boxed mix!
After making the brownies, I topped them with my favorite fudge and then before the fudge could set I sprinkled the top of the fudge with crushed candy canes!
You can crush regular candy canes if you want but I found a big of the this Candy Cane Crunch at World Market when we went shopping in Raleigh the other weekend. It’s pretty much just a bag of crushed candy canes. I just love it because I can just open the bag and pour them on to the fudge instead of crushing up a bunch of candy canes.
This recipe will fill an 8×8 pan but the amount of brownies with totally depend on how big or small you cut them! They’d be perfect in a “to-go” container wrapped up with a bow!
In love with chocolate and peppermint together? I bet y’all would love all of these Peppermint Candy Cane recipes too!