Peppermint Skillet Brownie
This Peppermint Skillet Brownie, loaded with chocolate, peppermint chips, and Candy Cane Kisses, is the perfect decadent treat to share with friends this winter! Best served warm with ice cream.
The skillet returns once again! After the wild success of my first dessert in a skillet (See: Salted Caramel Filled Dark Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookies), I had to do another version. A brownie version, full of fudgy chocolate, that would taste amazing warm covered in ice cream and hot fudge.
Oh yeah. This peppermint skillet brownie succeeded with flying colors. To make it all more fun and seasonal, I threw in some Andes peppermint chips and some chopped up Candy Cane Kisses. Getting a spoonful of gooey brownie with a giant chunk of melted Candy Cane Kiss was absolute decadent dessert bliss.
For this brownie, I use a scaled down and slightly-altered version of my favorite brownie recipe. This brownie tastes delicious warm, straight out of the oven, and as it cools it gets ultra fudgy, but stays soft in the middle, and chewy on the edges. So, if you manage to have any left, the resulting brownies are super delish!
These brownies have a triple dose of peppermint between the peppermint extract, the Andes peppermint chips, and the Candy Cane Kisses. If you don’t want the brownie itself to be minty, skip the peppermint extract and let the mix-ins add that fresh peppermintiness (new word?).
This dessert is so simple, rich, and perfect for sharing with your friends or family. Serve it at the end of a meal for a holiday treat everyone will remember. Tis’ the season for decadence, peppermint, and chocolate!Print
Peppermint Skillet Brownie
- 4 ounces dark chocolate (coarsely chopped)
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
- 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 egg (at room temperature)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon dark unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons Andes peppermint chips
- 10 Heyshey’s Candy Cane Kisses (chopped)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 6-inch cast iron skillet.
- In a medium bowl, microwave the chocolate and butter until completely melted and smooth. Add the sugars and whisk until completely combined. Add in the egg, vanilla, and peppermint extracts and stir until combined.
- Stir in the salt, cocoa powder, and flour. Using a rubber spatula (not a whisk), fold the flour mixture into the chocolate until just a bit of the flour mixture is visible. Gently fold in chocolate chips, Andes chips, and Candy Cane Kisses.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean. Serve warm with ice cream and hot fudge!
This looks heavenly! Skillet desserts are just the best and I love how you made this perfect for the holidays!
Oh my GOSH. Rachel!! You have outdone yourself with this gorgeous skillet brownie! I seriously want to grab all of that fudgy peppermint goodness straight outta my screen!
Why is EVERYTHING SO MUCH BETTER in a skillet?! This brownie. I want to be best friends with it. It’s fudgey and chocolate and PEPPERMINT. Pinned!
I’m seriously sooo in love with this!!!
Woah! Now that is my kind of brownie :)
I think this takes care of all of my favorite things — chocolate, mint, and a warm gooey dessert I can slather with ice cream. LOVE!
Rachel, this skillet is my new happy place :) One of my favorite things about the holidays is peppermint ice cream and seeing it all up on that skillet brownie is making my life complete!
Mmmm — how can I say no to chocolate and melty ice cream?!?!?
This looks amazing! My favorite part of the brownie are the crispy edges. I bet the edges of this skillet brownie are perfection : )
Thanks Natalie! If you’re a brownie edge person, you’d LOVE the edges on this! :)
This skillet brownie looks so delish! Decadent, fudgy, and minty…. I totally need this in my life! :)
Skillet desserts are my absolute weakness! I could devour the whole thing in one sitting. This peppermint brownie looks so gorgeous, Rachel! Skillet perfection!
Peppermint and brownies compliment each other amazingly! I have something similar on the blog today. Love your skillet version though. Mmm…
Love the idea of a skillet brownie – what a great presentation! Fudgey brownies with crispy edges are the way to go with brownies. Peppermint and chocolate is a winning comb too. Looking forward to trying this, Rachel.
Oh wow! I wish I had this right now, it looks amazing! I need to try this!
Holy yum! I think the pictures say it all with this recipe, absolutely incredible!
So pepperminty! I wish I could grab a spoon and dig in!
Oh my goodness, I could go for a triple dose of peppermintiness. Totally a word :) I think I need to board the skillet train, mine is currently collecting dust! This brownie looks amazing!
Love skillet cookies so naturally I’m going to be obsessed with this skillet brownie! Pinned! :)
This looks insanely delicious! You’ve done it again, making me drool over my computer looking at your site:)
Skillet cookies are THE in thing right now and with good reason! This is gorgeous. And heck to the yes on those candy cane kisses! Pinning this!
Thanks so much, Mary Frances!
I wouldn’t want to share this decadence in a skillet with ABSOLUTELY anybody whatsoever! Pinning! :D
I neeeeeed this dessert in my life! This looks so delicious! : )
So much peppermint and I am in love. Dear Santa, please bring me these skillets so I can make this brownie for dessert every night.
I love my little skillet! It’s so cute (and makes delicious desserts), haha. Thanks, Sarah!
Brownie in a skillet!! We might ask you, if we can adapt this idea for our blog at one point, Rachel. This is genious!! Will have to try it out asap :D
Thanks so much, Howie!! Hope you love it!
Wow Rachel, this looks amazing! Makes we want to buy a new skillet just so I can make this brownie :)
Ooooh my! This looks so decadent and delicious. You can never go wrong with chocolate and peppermint!!
You’re officially a genius! Looks absolutely fantastic as always.. I love those flavours together!
Thanks so much, Alessandra!!
Ermagherd…… ermagherd. This needs to happen in my kitchen immediately! Look at that gooey fudgy brownie action!!!
Oh my heaven in a skillet. That looks AMAZING <3
Oh. My. Goodness! This look amazing– hide this recipe from me because another delicious looking dessert is the last thing I need! ;p
Yes, just yes. Absolutely indulgent and perfect!
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Peppermintiness doesn’t even begin….. That brownie looks like it broke some laws of “too good to be trueness”! I think I just gained a pound reading this recipe ;)
Haha, thanks so much Catheryn!
OH. MY. GOD. This is PERFECTION! I just wen through and pinned EVERYTHING from this post! I NEED to try this recipe ASAP <3
Thanks for the love and the pin, Angelic! :)
I was JUST talking about this with my in-laws. Peppermint and chocolate. Two of my favourite things! I can’t believe my SIL and FIL don’t like the mixture!
I’m with you – it’s one of my favorite combos! Thanks Nancy.
Okay I am drooling over here! YUM! This has all of my favorite things packed in one dish!
Ohhhh, yumm!Can you only make these in a cast-iron skillet?
Hi Matea! I only tried it in a cast iron skillet, but you could double the recipe to fit in an 8×8″ pan if you don’t have a 6-inch cast iron skillet.
There is nothing I love more in life than chocolate and peppermint! This looks like heaven.
I love that this brownie is made in a skillet.
I just died. I want to eat this so badly. I love a little peppermint with gooey brownies.
This sounds so amazing! I love peppermint and have been using it a lot lately in my recipes!
I love desserts prepared in skillets. They are so fun and tasty.
Oh man, this is definitely decadent dessert bliss! Wowza! Looks amazing lady!
OMG YUM! Now I’m asking for a cast iron skillet for Christmas!
This looks sinfully delicious!!
Oh my so good. I want one!
Oh Wow! Pinning this for future sweet urges!
Oh boy, this is the ultimate brownie dessert! Love the peppermint and chocolate combo! It looks amazing and perfect for the holidays!
I never remember to make desserts in my cast iron skillet, haha. This looks fantastic, Rachel! Chocolate and peppermint are such a great combo this time of the year. Love all the peppermint you put in these, especially the candy cane kisses!
OMG! That looks absolutely incredible! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
This skillet brownie looks amazing! Pinned!
A peppermint brownie in a skillet is just what I need!!! and I have the perfect mini cast iron skillet for this!! look so good!!!!
Wow, this looks so rich and AMAZING!! I love those peppermint kisses… I stock up every year!!
I love brownies and peppermint together!! This looks amazing. Just beautiful.
My mouth is watering!! I am a sucker for chocolate too so there’s that!
Wow Rachel this looks amazing!! All you skillet desserts just look SO heavenly to eat! Pinned!
This looks amazing Rachel!!! Love the idea and the flavours. Brownies in a skillet yes PLEASE!!
I am drooling!! Peppermint brownie sounds divine!
This looks downright sinful. I need to try this!
Awesome. Epic. Perfect. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe this deliciousness!
Anything, and everything peppermint. I love this. I must try this.
Whoa! This is the holy combination of all things Christmas! I’m a sucker for anything chocolate and peppermint so this looks right up my alley! Happy Holidays to you!!
Nice Recipes, Thank you for posting it.I will surely try this at home.
Tried it, loved it, 5 stars. Will make it again!!!
Thanksfor the excellent recipe :D
This recipe looks gorgeous :)