Peppermint Brownie Pizza

I just got done dropping my husband off at the airport. He’ll be gone for 6 days, which basically translates into –Party Time!! 

Well, more like – I’ll order a pizza tonight. Then watch girl shows while simultaneously surfing Facebook and Instagram. I may also binge on Diet Dr. Pepper and this Peppermint Brownie Pizza.

Peppermint Brownie Pizza

Is it too early to be baking with peppermint?

I don’t think so.

Chocolate and peppermint are a year round thing to me. Junior Mints? Yeah- I’d enjoy those any day of the week.

Peppermint Brownie Pizza

I originally dreamed of making a brownie cookie that was topped with a fluffy peppermint buttercream icing and sprinkled with crushed candy cane kisses. Perfectly cute and tasty.

Then I got lazy and didn’t want to have to frost individual cookies.

Ain’t nobody got time for that! 

Peppermint Brownie Pizza

But… problem – I still wanted that peppermint brownie cookie!

So I compromised and made a large brownie cookie (or pizza). Then I whipped up some deliciously light and fluffy peppermint buttercream icing, crushed up some candy cane kisses and I had my delicious treat, in much less time!

Peppermint Brownie Pizza

The fudgey brownie is tender on the inside with a crisper “crust” that tastes like a cookie. The peppermint frosting is subtle and refreshing, and the crunch from the kisses give it a perfect balance of textures. I drizzled the pizza with some chocolate syrup to add just a little more chocolate.

It’s delicious. Try it out and taste for yourself!

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Peppermint Brownie Pizza

This Peppermint Brownie Pizza is topped with a fluffy peppermint buttercream icing and sprinkled with crushed candy cane kisses.

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 min.
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 box Brownie Mix (for an 8×8″ pan)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp water

For the Peppermint Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract, more if desired
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream

Toppings:

  • Candy Cane Kisses, chopped
  • Chocolate Syrup for drizzle, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the brownie mix, 1 egg, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, and 2 tbsp water until a soft dough forms. Spread dough onto a lightly greased 12″ pizza pan. (use a pan that does not have holes in the bottom). Bake for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick just barely comes out clean from center. Don’t over bake!

Frosting:

  1. Whip the butter in your mixer with a whisk attachment until light and fluffy. Add the peppermint extract and heavy cream. Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating in-between additions. Add more cream for a thinner frosting, or more powdered sugar for a thicker frosting.
  2. Spread frosting on top of FULLY COOLED brownie pizza. Sprinkle with chopped candy cane kisses, then drizzle with chocolate syrup if desired. Cut into slices and enjoy!

Keywords: peppermint, brownie, cookie

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
6 Responses
  1. I totally get that “party time” mentality! I love having him around, but there is something being a lazy bum who eats ice cream for breakfast (which for some reason I can only do when I am by myself) that is just magical. But then I am glad when he returns so I don’t live in that state perpetually… 😉

    This cookie-pizza looks AMAZING. So happy to be seeing the peppermint starting to make its yearly appearance.

  2. JillM

    Looks awesome. I’m a “Hunting Widow” til Sunday, stuck home with 2 surly teenage girls all weekend. Maybe this dessert will bring us together for some girl time.

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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