Peppermint Brownie Bars

peppermint brownie bar recipeOne of the best parts about working with General Mills and Pillsbury, is that sometimes I get to try new products before they hit the grocery store shelf. The nice team at Pillsbury sent me a case of their new Peppermint Sugar Cookie dough a few weeks ago. I loved being able to play with it and create something new. And now you can too. The cookies are delicious on their own, but why leave well enough alone? Chocolate and peppermint is one of the best combinations on the planet, so I had to do it. I did it for all of us. A minty cookie base, covered with a fudgy and rich brownie.

I do try to bake as much as I can from scratch, but sometimes, time just does not allow that to happen. A girl has to take help where she can, right? Especially at this time of year, I always need to bring something to something. I made these Peppermint Brownie Bars and sent them with my husband to share with his classmates, and you know what? They loved them and devoured them in about 15 seconds. It made no difference to them if I spent hours in the kitchen baking these, or 10 minutes, all they cared about was how they tasted. They could not have been simpler to make either. Press a roll of Peppermint Sugar Cookie dough into the bottom of a 9×13 pan, and cover with brownie mix. Bake and you are good to go.

peppermint brownie bar recipe1 roll Peppermint Sugar Cookie dough1 box brownie mix (I used milk chocolate made for a 9×13 pan) and the ingredients to make the brownies

peppermint brownie bar recipePress the Peppermint Sugar Cookie Dough into the base of a 9×13 baking dish.

peppermint brownie bar recipeMake the brownies according to the package directions.

peppermint brownie bar recipePour the brownie batter over the cookie dough base.

peppermint brownie bar recipeBake according to the brownie package directions, I wanted the brownies to be really fudgy, so keep them on the underbaked side.

peppermint brownie bar recipe

Peppermint Brownie Bars

Yield: makes 16

Peppermint Brownie Bars or Peppermint Sugar Cookie Brookies. Dress up a boxed brownie mix and a tube of sugar cookie into something special.

Ingredients

  • 1 roll Peppermint Sugar Cookie dough
  • 1 box brownie mix (I used milk chocolate made for a 9×13 pan) and the ingredients to make the brownies

Instructions

  1. Press the Peppermint Sugar Cookie Dough into the base of a 9×13 baking dish.
  2. Make the brownies according to the package directions.
  3. Pour the brownie batter over the cookie dough base.
  4. Bake according to the brownie package directions, I wanted the brownies to be really fudgy, so keep them on the underbaked side.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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Well, hello there! I’m Bree Hester, the Boston-based blogger and food photographer here at Baked Bree. Here you can get lots of weeknight meal inspiration, eat more plant-based meals, and still indulge in a decadent sweet treat. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next family adventure.

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This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. Mabel

    Hi Bree. Bake this according to the brownie directions or the peppermint cookie directions?

    1. bakedbree

      the brownies, thanks for pointing that out, I fixed it.

  2. Mabel

    (-:

  3. Kocinera

    This is totally a recipe that I can see myself making when the 2am munchies hit. I love how easy these are! Not to mention that whole peppermint and brownie business going on. Yum!

  4. Blog is the New Black

    Another great one!

    1. bakedbree

      thanks Liz!

  5. Michelle

    Such a genius idea! Cheap and easy!

    1. bakedbree

      yes, to both!

  6. Brandon

    Wow, another irresistible recipe using Pillsbury products… they must love you! These look great!

    1. bakedbree

      We have a good thing going. 🙂

  7. Leah

    Do you think these would freeze well?

    1. bakedbree

      Yes, they would freeze beautifully.

  8. Cara

    I cannot wait to find this peppermint sugar cookie dough!

    1. bakedbree

      I think that it should be out, or any day now.

    1. bakedbree

      it is so good, and so easy.

  9. Not Betty Crocker!

    Help! I have obviously done something wrong as mine are not near cooked after 40 minutes (the bronie recipe called for 24 minutes). The value size cookie dough is pictured so that is what I used – is that the right size or did you use a smaller 18oz size? Help! And, to be clear, I was not supposed to cook the cookie dough first, right? Or, should I have cooked the cookie dough and then poured the brownie batter on top?

    1. bakedbree

      No, cooking times varies on a lot of things, it is a recommended time. It could be oven, pan size. Cook them until they are done is the best advice I can give.

    2. Val LaBore

      My brownies have always needed around 45 mins to an hour to bake. Keep baking until done and a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the middle.
      Val

  10. Val LaBore

    I was just looking for some new recipes to use for my Boxing Day tea and came across this, something very simple and delicious that I could add to it. So I’m going hunting for the Peppermint Cookie dough and hope its out. Thank you for this little Xmas present!
    Val

    1. bakedbree

      You are very welcome! I loved Boxing Day when we lived in Canada. I wish that we had it here in the US.

      1. Val LaBore

        LOL! I am in the US, San Diego to be exact. It was a tradition started by my English friend to host a tea party on Boxing Day for the neighborhood. When she passed away I kept it up for my own friends.
        Sadly I’m not able to get the Peppermint Cookie dough. Our market said they came out at Thanksgiving and was wildly popular and sold out immediately.
        So I compromised and bought Sugar Cookie dough, lightly brushed some mint extract over the cookie dough and pressed bits of Andes Peppermint Crunch into it, then poured the brownie mix over it. It still tasted good.

        1. bakedbree

          That sounds good! Happy Boxing Day!

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