Peppermint Swirl Brownies

Happy holidays,  everyone! Here’s a seasonal twist on a personal favorite of mine.

Some of you might remember the time I made marble brownies. (BTW – you should definitely make those as-is, if you haven’t already.) I was inspired by both that recipe, and my love of all things chocolate and mint at this time of year, to make these peppermint swirl brownies. Enjoy!


for the brownie:

for the cream cheese layer:

  • 1 – 8oz package Philly Cream Cheese (it is their recipe, after all)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

Please follow the directions at this link for the actual detailed directions and photos, but basically you’ll preheat the oven, grease and line a 9×13″ pan with parchment, prepare your brownie batter and the cheesecake batter separately, put the brownie batter in the pan, dollop the cheesecake on top, and use a butter knife to swirl the batters together for the marbleized look. Bake according to whatever brownie recipe you’re using. I highly recommend my favorite recipe for basic awesome brownies, which I linked above.


These were a huge hit at the holiday party I went to, and I heard a lot of, “F*** you!,” and other abusive comments, which is always my sign for a job well done. So, maybe it goes without saying, these scored an evil rating of 5. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of the finished product, but you can be assured they pretty much looked exactly like the regular ones. Just like this:


I hope you all stay safe and warm this holiday season, and make sure to squeeze your loved ones tight.


  1. First of all…Andes makes baking chips?? The wheels are turning! Secondly, this will be a perfect way to actually use the peppermint extract I specifically bought for my marshmallows but totally forgot to use!

    1. oooh, can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  2. pamasaurus · · Reply

    OMG, these look AMAZING! I have some candy cane kisses that I could sub for the andes mint chips. Oh! I feel a baking day coming on 😉

    1. That sounds fantastic, and would have a nice pop of color too! Let me know how they turn out 🙂 Pix, or it didn’t happen!

  3. These look amazing!

    1. Thanks, they were a HUGE hit over the holidays!

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