Candy cane brownies

Candy cane brownies


Give chocolate brownies a Christmas twist by covering them with a rich white chocolate ganache and dusting them with crushed minty candy canes. It’s the perfect treat for your festive season gatherings.

Makes 15


  • 1 cup (250g) unsalted butter
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 1 1/4 cups (205g) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/4 cups (190g) plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 250g white chocolate melts
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) cream
  • 20 small candy canes


Step 1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter and chocolate. Allow to cool slightly. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, cocoa, flour and baking powder. Stir through melted chocolate mixture. Whisk in eggs. Place in a lined 20 x 28cm sandwich tin. Bake for 45 minutes or until just cooked.

Step 2. Place white chocolate melts with cream in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until melted and well combined. Pour over cooled brownie and refrigerate until set.

Step 3. Place candy canes between two sheets of non-stick baking paper. Pound use a kitchen mallet or rolling pin to crush into small pieces.

Step 4. Just prior to serving, sprinkle brownie with crushed candy canes. Slice into squares and serve.

Candy cane brownies

Serving Suggestions


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  • This recipe was created for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder by Greer Worsley, who blogs at Typically Red.

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