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Peppermint Swirl Red Velvet Brownies

  • Author: Stephanie Pass
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x


These Peppermint Swirl Red Velvet Brownies are the perfect treat made straight from box cake mix!



Red Velvet Swirl Brownies:
  • 1 box brownie mix (plus ingredients according to package)
  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 1/4 C canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 C whole milk

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups powder sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes


Red Velvet Swirl Brownies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make the brownie mix as directed on the back of the box.
  3. Pour the brownie batter into the baking dish.
  4. With the electric mixer combine the cake mix, oil, egg, and milk and mix until combined.
  5. Spoon the red velvet batter onto brownie layer.
  6. Use a knife to pull through and swirl the red velvet.
  7. Bake for 22-28 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let cool completely before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. With an electric mixer combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed until well combined and stiff peaks form.
  2. Scoop frosting onto the brownies and spread evenly.
  3. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes.
  4. Let frosting harden for about 10 minutes before cutting into bars and enjoying.

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