Candy Cane Fudge Brownies
Fudgy, rich and decadent chocolate brownies that melt in your mouth — full of candy cane flavours, made with candy cane dust, and leaving you on Candy Cane Cloud 9 with the hint of Candy Cane sweetness…
So, if chocolate is healthy because it comes from a plant, then candy canes are a necessity because they come from the North Pole, and the North Pole rocks it out heaps better than any other peppermint crisp addition into a brownie I’ve ever tasted in my whole entire chocolate-filled lifetime!
Making this brownie was a complete fluke of good luck. As usual, throwing stuff in a bowl comes natural to me, and this time was no exception.
Except the only difference was creating a Candy Cane dust by processing some candy canes, trying to get them into a peppermint crisp form, but instead turning them into a fairy dust so angelic-like that even Tinkerbell would have been proud.
Biting into these was an incredibly decadent experience like no other.
The Candy Cane dust turned into a hybrid cross between cake-like and chewy texture, full of so much chocolate richness and the subtle after taste of candy cane that even my 5 year old son approved of it.
I may just have to make an extra batch of these for Santa for Christmas Eve midnight, because poor Santa leaving allllll those presents must get so hungry he’d need to refuel. Right? Right.
You can see the remnants of the sticky fudgy brownie all over the knife as I cut into it. These brownies were exactly like fudge.
The perfect candy cane fudge.
Candy Cane Fudge Brownies
Weight Watchers: 3pp per brownie!
- 1/2 cup candy cane dust -- see below (made with 10x 13.5cm | 5.3" in length candy canes from the top of the hook) OR 160g | 5.6oz in weight
- 1/2 cup light butter or coconut oil , melted and cooled slightly
- 1 cup brown sugar , packed
- 2 x-large eggs , room temperature
- 1 cup light spelt flour (or plain/all purpose flour(s)
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- Preheat the oven to 350F and spray a 8-inch pan with cooking oil spray. Line with parchment paper and set aside
- In a bullet blender/processor, process candy canes by pulsing in 2 or 3 short pulses until a mix of powder/dust and crisps are formed (about 3-4x 2 second pulses). Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the melted butter or coconut oil and sugar. Add eggs and whisk well until combined.
- Sift the flour and cocoa powder into the wet mixture, and slowly mix with a wooden spoon until just combined. Do not beat the batter.
- Gently fold through the crushed candy canes.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the brownies appear set around the edges and slightly firm to the touch in the middle. A toothpick inserted into the centre will come out dirty, but the brownies will continue to bake as they sit in the pan and will firm up as they cool.
- Sprinkle remaining candy canes if desired.
I made these for a party awhile back and they were gone before I announced what they even were! Haha Definitely a big hit! Could I substitute anything for the candy cane dust? Maybe powdered peanut butter or graham crackers? I’m not sure if these would affect the consistency, aaaaaaand we definitely don’t want that, they’re perfect!!!
Nisha!!! That’s awesome! And I’ve been wondering the same thing about a substitution. The only thing I think would work is brown sugar, since candy cane dust is essentially sugar!
I just made these tonight and they were wonderful! Super rich and chocolate-y, better than all the recipes I’ve tried so far! Thank you!
Thank you so much for coming back to let me know Tasha! I’m so happy to hear you tried them! Enjoy 🙂
Hi Tasha, you’re very welcome! Thank you for letting me know. I’m so happy you tried them!
is It possible to use a vegan substitution for the eggs? like flax eggs or?
Hi Becca. Flax eggs should be fine, however it’s hard for me to say as I’ve only tried the recipe the way it is. If you try it, please let me know 🙂
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
I have never seen brownies as moist and fudgy as these before. Your recipe is definitely one I will be making Karina!
geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen says
Wow – these look great. Love the crinkly tops and the peppermint addition. Great photos too!
These look amaaaazing! how well do they keep and for how long?
Angela Mills says
Yum! I just found this on Instagram by searching #weightwatchers. I just rejoined tonight and am looking for inspiration. I was happy to see these, as I happen to have a jar of candy cane dust all ready to go 🙂 Can’t wait to try these!
Wow Angela that’s so awesome! I’m so happy you’re going to try them. Please let me know if you do! Thank you for coming by Xxx