Get ready for some fun because these Gluten Free Peppermint White Chocolate Brownies are about to become your new favorite!! Enjoy these over the holidays with crushed candy canes or crushed peppermint candies anytime! They are moist and full of minty flavor!

I am really excited about this new brownie recipe. You get all of the goodness of my popular gluten free white chocolate brownies recipe, with some minty flavors added in for the holidays!

Grab some candy canes or peppermint candies and smash them up! These delicious brownies are perfect for a bake sale or any holiday party!

Why these peppermint white chocolate brownies are great:

You are going to love these brownies because of all of the peppermint flavor. They are festive, and they are fun to make. All you need is about 30 minutes to make them!

Bake them in a 9×13 pan or this special brownie pan that lets everyone get those yummy edges!

Sprinkling crushed candy cane pieces on peppermint brownies.

If you are looking for another holiday brownie recipe, give these fun gluten free brownie bites a try, too!

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Ingredients notes:

Photos of the peppermint brownies ingredients.
  • Gluten free flour blend – I tested this recipe using Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend and King Arthur’s Measure for Measure Gluten Free Blend. That doesn’t mean others will not work; I just have not tested other flours.
  • Xanthan gum – If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  • White chocolate – I prefer using Ghirardelli white chocolate melting squares or chocolate chips because they melt really smoothly. Other brands work well, but I don’t like how the Guittard melts.
  • Peppermint candy – Use crushed candy canes or crushed peppermint candies.

If you love chocolate, try these Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Brownies.

Recipe Step By Step directions:

Photos of making peppermint brownies steps 1 and 2.

Step 1: Add your dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend.

Step 2: Melt your butter and white chocolate chips until they are warm and the chocolate is melted (not hot!) If the mixture is hot, allow it to cool before adding the eggs. Add the rest of the wet ingredients. Whisk to blend.

Photos of making peppermint brownies steps 3 and 4.

Step 3: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix.

Step 4: Pour the peppermint brownie batter into a greased 9×13 pan.

HINT: Line your pan with parchment paper so you can remove it from the pan easily!

The baked brownies in a 9x13 pan.

Step 5: Bake at 350º F for 30-35 minutes. To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center. You will want to see a few moist crumbs on the toothpick with brownies. If you see batter, it needs to be baked longer.

Allow the brownies to cool completely on a cooling rack.

White chocolate melting wafers in a microwave safe dish.

Step 6: Melt your white chocolate in the microwave at 30-second intervals. Stir between intervals and adjust the time for the final melting so the white chocolate chips don’t burn.

Crushed candy canes on a cutting board.

Step 7: Place your candy canes on plastic wrap or in a zip-style bag. Smush them with a hammer or the bottom of a pot to crush them.

If you are a peppermint fan, I have a lot more gluten free peppermint recipes to try!

The top view of two decorated peppermint brownies.

Step 8: Drizzle the white chocolate over the brownies and quickly sprinkle the peppermint candies over the top.

Fun variations to try:

  • Add white chocolate chips to the brownie batter!
  • Have some fun, and add colored sprinkles, too! Check my list to make sure you use gluten free sprinkles.
  • Swirl in some milk chocolate!

Tips and Recipe FAQ:

What is an easy way to crush candy canes?

The easiest way to crush candy canes is to unwrap them and put them into a zipper plastic bag. Press the air out and seal it. Use a wooden or rubber hammer to crush the candy canes.

How do you melt white chocolate so it doesn’t burn?

The secret to melting white chocolate so it doesn’t burn is to melt it in a double boiler or in the microwave at short 20-second intervals. Always stir frequently.

How do you know when the brownies are done baking?

To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the brownies. If the toothpick comes out clean, it is done baking. If you see batter or crumbs, the brownies need to be baked longer.

How long will these peppermint brownies keep fresh?

These brownies will keep fresh for up to 4 days in an air-tight container or up to 4 months in the freezer.

Two peppermint brownies stacked on a plate.

More gluten free peppermint recipes:

two peppermint brownies on a white plate

Gluten Free Peppermint Brownies

Sandi Gaertner
Sweet white chocolate gluten free peppermint brownies. These moist brownies are full of peppermint flavor! Make a batch in about 40 minutes!
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Gluten Free Cookies and Bar Recipes, Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 24 brownies
Calories 225 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend * see note
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder aluminum free
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 5 eggs size large
  • 8 tablespoons butter melted
  • ¼ cup light oil
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 8 ounces white chocolate chips melted

Topping:

  • cup candy canes crushed
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • In a large bowl, mix your dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
  • In a smaller bowl, add the butter and white chocolate chips and heat in the microwave until the white chocolate is melted. Allow to cool until it is warm. Add hte rest of the wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix.
  • Line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper and pour the brownie batter into the pan. Smooth the top so that the batter is evenly dispersed around the whole pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the brownies and insert a toothpick into the middle. If hte toothpick comes out with just a few moist crumbs, it is finished baking. If you see batter, you will need to bake them a little longer.
  • Allow the brownies to cool on a cooling rack.
  • In a microwave, melt the white chocolate at 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval to prevent burning.
  • Place the candy canes into a zip style bag and crush them with a hammer or pot.
  • Drizzle the white chocolate over the brownies, then sprinkle the crushed candy canes. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn’t mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. Xanthan Gum – If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the brownies. If the toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs, it is done baking. If you see batter, the brownies need to bake longer.
  4. These brownies will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1brownieCalories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 83mgPotassium: 72mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 170IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
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