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Frosted York Peppermint Patty Brownies Recipe

Get the scoop on our show-stopping Frosted York Peppermint Patty Brownies! They’re not your ordinary brownies – with a rich, chocolatey base and a delightful frosting topping that’s bursting with the essence of peppermint, every bite is sheer bliss. This holiday season, make your kitchen smell like a candy shop and treat your loved ones to these heavenly bites.

Frosted Peppermint Patty Brownies recipe

Get ready to experience the epitome of indulgence with a dessert that combines the lusciousness of rich chocolate and the invigorating freshness of mint. 

Introducing our irresistible Frosted York Peppermint Patty Brownies, a treat that will leave you yearning for more. 

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Imagine sinking your teeth into a fudgy brownie infused with the enchanting essence of peppermint, only to discover a layer of melty York peppermint patties nestled within. 

Whether you’re a chocolate lover, a mint aficionado, or simply seeking a show-stopping dessert to impress your loved ones, our Frosted York Peppermint Patty Brownies are sure to become a staple in your culinary repertoire.

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🔑 Key to Success #1 – Add Peppermint Extract to the Brownie Batter for Extra Flavor

To ensure that your Frosted York Peppermint Patty Brownies are bursting with the perfect amount of minty flavor, we have a key tip for you: add peppermint extract to the brownie batter. 

This simple addition will elevate the overall taste and take your indulgence to the next level. 

Just a few drops of peppermint extract will infuse the brownie batter with a refreshing and enchanting essence that perfectly complements the rich chocolate. 

By infusing the brownie batter with peppermint extract, you are setting the stage for a truly unforgettable dessert experience.

York Peppermint Patty Brownies with Chocolate Frosting

🔑 Key to Success #2 – Add Peppermint Patties When Brownies Are Almost Fully Baked

As the brownies near the end of their baking time, take them out of the oven and carefully place peppermint patties on top. 

Just a few more minutes in the oven will melt the patties just enough, creating a smooth and decadent layer of minty goodness.

But why add the peppermint patties when the brownies are almost fully baked? 

Well, this timing ensures that the minty layer stays distinct from the brownie base. 

If added too early, the patties may sink into the batter, losing their unique texture and becoming indistinguishable from the rest of the brownies.

So, as you eagerly await the final minutes of baking, prepare your peppermint patties and get ready to take your brownies to the next level. 

Remember, timing is key, and adding the peppermint patties at just the right moment will result in a mouthwatering dessert experience like no other.

Peppermint Patty Brownies recipe with frosting

🔑 Key to Success #3 – Swirl the Melted Peppermint Patties with a Spatula

With the peppermint patties perfectly placed on your nearly baked brownies, get ready to discover the next essential step in unlocking the full potential of your Frosted York Peppermint Patty Brownies: swirling the patties with a spatula.

To begin the swirling process, gently press the back of a spatula into the partially melted peppermint patties, spreading the melted candy to cover the brownies completely. 

As you move the spatula in a swirling motion, the patties will create beautiful patterns, reminiscent of a marble effect. 

Feel free to experiment with different swirling techniques to achieve your desired design – whether it be a gentle ripple or a more dramatic swirl.

While the primary purpose of swirling is to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the brownies, it also plays a crucial role in distributing the minty flavor throughout each bite. 

By incorporating the peppermint patties into the batter and swirling them, you ensure that each slice of brownie is infused with the distinctive taste of the iconic York Peppermint Patty.

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😋 Presentation Tips for Frosted Peppermint Patty Brownies

When it comes to presentation, the key is to appeal to both the eyes and the palate. 

Start by carefully cutting your brownies into squares or rectangles, ensuring clean lines and edges. 

A sharp knife will be your best friend here. 

The thick chocolate fudge frosting on top of the brownies creates a nice topping for this delicious treat. 

If you want to forego the frosting, sprinkle a dusting of powdered sugar on top to add a touch of elegance and a hint of sweetness. 

Consider serving your Frosted Peppermint Patty Brownies on a beautiful dessert platter or a tiered cake stand. 

This will not only make them the centerpiece of your table but also create a sense of occasion and celebration. 

Place some additional peppermint patties or chocolate mints around the brownies as a tempting garnish, inviting your guests to help themselves to more chocolaty goodness.

Frosted Peppermint Patty Brownies

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Frosted Peppermint Patty Brownies recipe
Frosted Peppermint Patty Brownies

Frosted York Peppermint Patty Brownies

Yield: 24 brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Dive into the world of mouth-watering, melt-in-your-mouth desserts with our Frosted Peppermint Patty Brownies recipe. Experience a delightful explosion of flavors in every bite as the creamy frosting and the sweet peppermint patty combine to create the ultimate dessert experience!


  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 6 heaping Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 28 York peppermint patties
  • 1 can chocolate frosting (i used the Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge one)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray or line with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together melted butter, sugar, and peppermint extract until fully combined then add in eggs one at a time, making sure to fully incorporate each one.
  3. Stir in cocoa powder, flour, and salt until just combined. Fold in chocolate. chips.
  4. Transfer brownie batter into the greased/lined pan and bake uncovered for 20-22 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out slightly wet.
  5. While the brownies are cooking, cut the York peppermint patties into fourths.
  6. Remove the brownies from the oven and carefully place the peppermint patties all over the top. Return to the oven for 8-10 minutes just until the peppermint patties are melted.
  7. Remove the brownies from the oven and immediately spread the melted peppermint patties with a spatula.
  8. Cool completely then frost the brownies with the chocolate frosting.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 36gProtein: 3g

Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.

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Natalie Watson

Tuesday 23rd of January 2024

I love the frosting on top of these York Brownies. So good.


Wednesday 24th of January 2024

The frosting is one of my favorite parts too!

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