Peppermint Chocolate Ganache Brownies Recipe

A delicious and decadent holiday treat! Completely from scratch, but SO easy to make! Full of delicious peppermint flavor and tons of chocolate ganache goodness! Great for any Christmas holiday gathering!

brownie on a plate

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brownie in a glass pan

Hello blog friends!  

Sheena's sister Shannon here with a amazing dessert that you absolutely must make this holiday season!  Sheena came down to stay with my family for the Thanksgiving weekend and we started to get into the holiday spirit!  

We were super excited to make a seasonal recipe that was super cute for this time of the year.  We then decided to make some super yummy homemade brownies with a delicious peppermint filling, topped with a decadent chocolate ganache!  

These beautiful morsels of goodness are just heavenly and will please any mint lover in your life! So perfect for any holiday celebration, party or just because!

You can also serve them for any other holiday. Just change the color of the peppermint layer and sprinkle the appropriate color sprinkles on top, or skip the sprinkles all together.

two brownies on plates from above

Shopping list:

  • Butter
  • Heavy Cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Powdered Sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • large eggs
  • all purpose flour
  • salt
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar
  • cream cheese
  • imitation peppermint extract
  • green food coloring

Recipe tips:

  • How long to bake brownies since sometimes ovens temps vary? You want a toothpick to come out with crumbs attached. If you test them in one or two spots and the toothpick is coated with wet batter, they aren’t done yet. I would rather have these on the extra fudgy side than have them turn out over baked and dry.
  • Skip the green food coloring if you prefer. A white layer would look just as pretty!
  • One thing I have found is that brownies baked in a metal pan tend to bake faster than when using a glass pan. If you're using a metal pan, reduce the cooking time by 5 minutes.
  • These brownies need to chill in between adding each layer so that the layers don’t run into each other. The crushed candy canes should be added at the same time that you spread on the chocolate, that way they’ll adhere properly.

close up brownie on plate

Other chocolate recipes you may like:

You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

Peppermint Ganache Brownies

Peppermint Ganache Brownies

Yield: 15 brownies
Author: Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 30 Mininactive time: 2 HourTotal time: 2 H & 50 M


  • Brownies
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Mint Filling
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • Optional: Candy Canes, crush and sprinkled on top of ganache


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close up of brownie with text

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  1. Sheena, these brownies look so festive and so decadent for the holiday season! Put some of these out for Santa and he may not leave your house!!

  2. My son would go crazy for these. He loves all things peppermint & chocolate. :)

  3. Anything with ganache is tops in my book and these look amazing!

  4. Sheena, these sound scrumptious! We're hosting Holiday Best at Tumbleweed Contessa through December 25. I'd love it if you shared these with us.


  5. holiday in a brownie-just love it

  6. love them! I think we are all in a peppermint state of mind :)

  7. These are so pretty! My fam would love these!

  8. Now this is a brownie! I want to sink my teeth in right now! Yumm. I love ganache!

  9. Hi Shannon! These brownies look amazing! Definitely on my baking to-do list for the holidays.

  10. These would be perfect for me, the chocolate + peppermint lover!

  11. This is the perfect holiday dessert!

  12. Pinned this - very pretty and I just made mint extract from my garden, so this will be a perfect recipe to use it!


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