White Chocolate Blondies with Peppermint

Complete your holiday baking with delicious “blondies” made with white chocolate and peppermint frosting for the perfect holiday dessert!

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I love brownies, probably because they are made from chocolate. But I had never tried making white chocolate blondies before. Tyler, my little chef-in-the-making, helped me make these. They were a hit with all of us.

The recipe makes a lot of brownies, more than my regular homemade brownie recipe. So I gave some to my in-laws and our neighbors and we still have quite a few leftovers for ourselves. But they won’t last long, these are delicious!

I also decided to experiment a little with the recipe and my essential oils. The original recipe calls for peppermint extract for the frosting, but I didn’t have any and wasn’t planning to buy some just for this. I used a couple of drops of peppermint oil and it did the trick!

NOTE: If you plan to use essential oils in any food, please make sure they are high quality and pure oils. I will personally only use oils from Young Living. Some oils are not meant to be consumed. If you are ever in doubt, please contact the person or company you purchased them through. And remember, even the ones that are ok for consumption should be used in small amounts. Keep them away from children and pets.

Step by Step

Start by preheating your oven to 350F then getting your pan ready and gathering ingredients. I used a 9×13 baking pan and greased it with butter.

In a stand mixer or with a handheld mixer, combine the softened butter with sugar. Stir it on medium until it becomes creamy, which takes about 3 minutes.

Add the eggs, vanilla, and salt into the mixture and stir on medium again until it is all combined.

Next mix in the flour and beat it on low speed just until it is combined. Scrape the sides at least once to make sure it all gets mixed in.

Carefully stir in the white chocolate chips until they are mixed into the blondie batter. If you purchased pre-crushed peppermint, then go ahead and add half of it now. If you, like me, couldn’t find the crushed peppermint, then you need to crush some up. Tyler and I had fun using a meat cleaver and a ziplock bag to crush the peppermint sticks.

Once the batter is ready, pour it into your prepared pan and use a spatula to spread it out evenly before baking. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let them completely cool before removing them from the pan.

When the blondies are cool, prepare the frosting by stirring the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and peppermint oil (or extract). It will be a little crumbly looking at this point. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl before moving on.

Beat in 2 tablespoons of heavy cream, stirring on medium until combined and creamy. Check the consistency and see if it is creamy enough to spread on the blondies. If not, then add one more tablespoon of heavy cream to the mixture.

Remove the blondies from the pan and spread the frosting, making sure to cover all of it.

Cover the frosting with the remaining crushed peppermint candies.

Cut the blondies into small squares for serving. They are very sweet so you don’t want them too big.

Recipe

Originally Published On: November 4, 2017

Last Updated On: November 30, 2019

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White Chocolate Blondies with Peppermint

Complete your holiday baking with delicious “blondies” made with white chocolate and peppermint frosting for the perfect holiday dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword holidays, peppermint, white chocolate
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 pieces
Calories 254kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch

Ingredients

Blondies

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peppermint crushed

Frosting

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 drops peppermint essential oil or 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2-3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup peppermint crushed

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Grease 9×13 baking dish
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar, stirring on medium for about 3 minutes or until creamy
  • Add eggs, vanilla, and salt and mix until combined
  • Stir in flour, a little at a time, and mix on low until just combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed
  • Stir in the white chocolate chips and crushed peppermint
  • Spread the batter in pan and use a spatula to smooth it out
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Let blondies cool completely before removing from the pan
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and peppermint to make the frosting, beating on medium speed
  • Add in 2 tablespoons of heavy cream and check consistency
  • If frosting is not spreadable, add one more tablespoon of cream
  • Pull blondies out of the pan and spread the frosting on top
  • Sprinkle crushed peppermint on top
  • Cut into squares about 2-3 inches

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 43mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.6mg

View Comments (34)

  • Mmm I love any recipe that uses essential oils. Might just try to make these before my Christmas Eve get together!

  • Ooh, those look so good - I have to try making some over the Christmas holidays... my family will love them!

    • They don't last long here. I've made them a few times and share with neighbors or we would all eat them within a day or two and don't need all that :)

    • You're definitely right, they are so festive and would be good for dessert anytime during the holidays.

  • This looks so delicious. I love how you involve your kids to make desserts with you. It looks like an easy recipe to follow and the perfect for the winter. I love white chocolate chips :D

    • My oldest son loves helping me in the kitchen. My youngest just likes to eat everything we make! White chocolate chips are the best :)

  • Tyler is a real chef and a great helper! The brownies look delicious, I love everything with chocolate but never tried with white chocolate as well! Merry Christmas dear!

    • Tyler loves being in the kitchen with me. He's actually in a cooking club at his elementary school, too! This was one of the first time I tried white chocolate for brownies and it was so good.

  • While I have made blondies before, never like this! I bet with the peppermint they are perfect for Christmas!

    • The peppermint definitely gives them that holiday feel. I like making a lot and sharing with friends and neighbors :)

  • It looks very delicious to me. And quite festive as well. Wish my daughter loved White Chocolate more.

    • I haven't tried the peppermint topping with regular brownies before, but I would think it would still go well together if you wanted to try it that way with her.

  • White Chocolate. ANDDDDD Blondies?! Oh my goodness, Stephanie, what areeeee you trying to do to me?! Trying to make me make this recipe?! LOL. It's workkking! I need to figure out a way to make dairy-free white chocolate!!!!

    • Yep, all of it! :) These are so yummy. I've never tried making dairy-free white chocolate before. I know there is vegan milk chocolate because my dairy-allergy friend uses that in recipes, but I haven't seen it in white chocolate. Then again, I haven't really looked, either. I hope you can find some and try these!

    • Oh I don't think it's ever possible to eat just one ;) That's why I like to give these to friends and neighbors when I make them, otherwise I would eat them all!

  • OMG This reminds me of a better version of peppermint bark and I must make some right now! I love this! Totally trying it!

  • I’m a sucker for all things whites chocolate! This looks amazing, I plan to make some and give it as gifts!

  • I love all things peppermint and always bake lots of pepperminty things during the holidays. Can’t wait to to try these and let my little one help.

    • Peppermint has always been one of my favorite flavors, and now it's my favorite oil, too. We had fun making these together, especially crushing the peppermints :)

    • They are both favorites of mine, too! Milk chocolate is great, but I would take white chocolate over it any day.

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