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Brownie Bark

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Elizabeth visits the Land O’Lakes test kitchen in today’s installment of the 12 Days of Cookies. Test Kitchen Director Becky Wahlund shows us how to make Brownie Bark, the perfect holiday treat for those who love the edges of the brownie pan.

12 Days of Cookies is presented by Land O’Lakes. For more holiday baking ideas from Land O’Lakes, click here.

Brownie Bark
Prep time: 25 min
Total time: 45 min

Brownie Bark

½ cup Land O Lakes® Butter
1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon espresso powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
½ cup flour

Peppermint Drizzle

3 ounces vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), melted
¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
Holiday sprinkles or décor, as desired


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter and chocolate in medium saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in sugar, espresso powder, salt, and vanilla until well combined. Add egg; stir vigorously until well mixed. Add flour; stir vigorously until flour is well combined and mixture is glossy. 
  3. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake 16-19 minutes or until surface is dry to the touch. Remove parchment or foil with bark onto cutting board. While bark is hot, cut into 3-inch triangles.
  4. Stir melted almond bark and peppermint extract together in small bowl. Drizzle over brownie bark. Immediately sprinkle with holiday sprinkles or decor. Cool completely.