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a stack of three vegan peppermint brownies with crushed candy canes and chocolate ganache

Vegan Peppermint Brownies with Candy Canes

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  • Author: Kaylie Grace
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Vegan peppermint brownies are a delicious mint chocolate holiday dessert! These festive candy cane brownies are fudgy, moist, dense, and chewy. They’re topped with a rich peppermint chocolate ganache and sticky-sweet crushed candy canes. The easy recipe is dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free friendly. Enjoy them for Christmas, holiday parties, and more!


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Peppermint Brownies

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour) (120g)
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder (60g)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Chocolate Peppermint Ganache

  • 1 and 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper, leaving some of the paper hanging over the edges.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Whisk together to remove any clumps.
  3. In a large microwave-safe bowl, add the vegan butter, coconut milk, and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Microwave for 1 minute. Immediately add the sugar, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract. Whisk together to combine, dissolving the sugar into the liquids.
  4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix together just until the flour is incorporated; do not over-mix. Gently fold in the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  5. Immediately transfer brownie batter to the baking dish. Spread across the dish in an even layer. Bake brownies for 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and insert a toothpick into the center. If the toothpick comes out entirely gooey, bake for an additional 5 minutes. If it comes out with just a few crumbs, the brownies are done.
  6. Let the brownies cool completely before preparing the chocolate peppermint ganache.
  7. Add chocolate chips and coconut milk to a bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Immediately add peppermint extract. Whisk together until smooth. Pour over the cooled brownies. Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top.
  8. Chill brownies in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes, or until the ganache sets. Slice into 16 brownies. Enjoy!


  • How to store: Store inside a sealed container in the refrigerator. Enjoy within 3-5 days. If saving longterm, store in the freezer. Enjoy within 2-3 months.


  • Serving Size: 1 brownie
  • Calories: 345
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Fat: 23g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 4g