Recipe courtesy of Dorothy Kern

Brownie Peppermint Bark

Bark is my favorite thing to make at the holidays. It's so easy! We love peppermint bark in our house (my daughter even came up with an Oreo Peppermint Bark last year that became one of the most popular recipes on my blog), and the brownie crust on this treat takes it over the top. The brownie crust is thinner than a regular brownie, so with the peppermint bark layer on top it's the perfect Christmas candy!
  • Total: 2 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 cups
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-by-13-inch pan with cooking spray or line with foil and spray with cooking spray for easy cleanup.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the vegetable oil, sugar, and cocoa powder with a wooden spoon. Stir in the egg, salt, and vanilla. Carefully stir in the flour. The mixture will be thick.
  3. Spread the batter in a thin layer in the prepared pan. It's easiest to use your hands, but since the dough will be sticky, you should spray them with cooking spray. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, until the brownies are cooked through; a toothpick inserted along the edge of the pan should come out clean. Cool completely in the pan before continuing.
  4. Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl: Heat them on 50 percent power in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until smooth. Spread in an even layer over the brownie crust. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the top. Refrigerate to harden, then break into pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Best eaten at room temperature.

Cook’s Note

This recipe is not limited to candy canes! Use any candy you love. Or dress it up for different holidays by using colored sprinkles. The sky's the limit.

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …

How to Make Truffles

Learn how to make a chocolate lover's favorite treat: the classic truffle made from smooth chocolate ganache.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

Nostalgic, Old-Fashioned and Retro Candy and Candy Bars

Take a sweet trip down memory lane by ogling these old-school candy bars and confections.