GIngerbread chocolate brownies


Hello NOVEMBER!!!  Who can believe it, it seems only a few months ago I was taking down my Christmas Decorations now I’m getting ready to put them back up.

Yes seriously, they go back up this weekend and when I say we I mean my Son Adam aka Mr Elf who is Chief Christmas Decorator and already in Christmas Mode!!  The rest of us oversee cleaning the house.

I think I’ll hide in the kitchen and do some baking instead.

Speaking of baking wait till you meet my new Brownie Friends.  DO you LOVE Chocolate Brownies & Gingerbread?  Well get the Aprons on and the oven ready because you won’t be able to resist these Gingerbread  Chocolate Brownies.


gingerbread chocolate brownies


These are rich, fudgy brownies (the way a brownie should be), wonderfully chocolicious but with the addition of those lovely gingerbread spices, you really get the taste of Christmas.

These indulgent Gingerbread Chocolate Brownies make the perfect festive gift. I firmly believe edible presents (especially chocolate ones) make the best Christmas presents.

Maybe Santa would like a Gingerbread Chocolate Brownie with his glass of Milk (Sherry lol) instead of a cookie this year?

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet and let the pictures do the talking. If only there was such a thing as “Wonka Vision” like in the Christmas Willy Wonka Film  – you could just put your hand in the computer screen and take the brownie.


gingerbread chocolate brownie


gingerbread chocolate brownie


If only ha ha.  BUT have no fear.   I promise you hand this is a  fool-proof simple recipe and you will have a batch of scrumptious brownies sitting on your counter in less than 35 mins.


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gingerbread chocolate brownies


GIngerbread chocolate brownies
5 from 7 votes


Rich & Fudgy ,with a hint of Christmas spices, these indulgent gingerbread chocolate brownies make the perfect Christmas edible gift.
Course Cake
Cuisine American, european
KEYWORDS brownie, christmas, gingerbread, traybake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 275 kcal
Author Karyn Ryan - Irish Baking Adventures


  • 200 g plain flour
  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 300 g dark chocolate chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 330 g brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup 35g cocoa, sifted
  • Icing sugar to dust
  • Mini gingerbread men decorations optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C./350f.
  2. Grease and line a 20cm square cake pan.
  3. Melt butter and the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water). Keep stirring until smooth. And free from lumps. Set to one side to cool.
  4. When the chocolate has cooled, add eggs, one at a time,, beating well after each addition until combined. Add the sugar, flour, baking powder and spices, fold in the cocoa powder .
  5. Stir gently then spread the brownie batter into the pan and bake for 25 minutes or until just set.
  7. Cool in the pan, then turn out and cut into squares and dust with some icing sugar.
  8. Stick a mini Gingerbread Man into each Brownie (optional)




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  • Mary November 14, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    I can only imagine how delicious these brownies are. I can’t wait to give them a try for myself. I also love the cute ginger man toppers!

    • Karyn November 15, 2017 at 12:38 am

      Thank you Mary😀 They are so easy to make

  • Anne-Marie November 15, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Great recipe! I love fudgy brownies and these look absolutely delicious! Makes my mouth water just looking at the pictures!

    • Karyn November 15, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      Cheers Mary.. They were a great hit with the family

  • Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy November 15, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Oh my goodness…do these sound delicious or what!! I am a gingerbread nut….and who doesn’t LOVE brownies…especially during the holidays.

    • Karyn November 16, 2017 at 10:28 am

      Thanks Gloria 😉 I think they make a good Christmas Bake especially if you like Gingerbread!!

    • Karyn November 22, 2017 at 11:55 am

      I’m with you.. can never say no to a brownie lol

  • Corina Blum November 16, 2017 at 9:41 am

    I love the Christmas flavours in these and those little gingerbread men are so cute!

  • Elizabeth | The Recipe Revival November 17, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Brownies are one of my favorite treats! These look utterly delicious! The little gingerbread men on top are just the cutest 🙂

    • Karyn November 22, 2017 at 11:54 am

      We love Brownies too Elizabeth not a week goes by without a batch in the tin.. never last long

  • Stephanie November 17, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    These look amazing! Such a unique idea + the little gingerbread men on top are so cute!

    • Karyn November 22, 2017 at 11:52 am

      Thanks Stephanie.. 😉

  • Julie November 18, 2017 at 3:14 am

    I’m a big fan of combining chocolate and spice – these look tasty, and I love your gingerbread man decorations.

    • Karyn November 22, 2017 at 11:53 am

      Me too Julie 😉 especially in chocolate and coffee

  • Catherine Brown November 18, 2017 at 3:29 am

    Oh my goodness… now THAT looks like a good brownie! So moist and decadent! I’m going to have to try these.

    • Karyn November 22, 2017 at 11:52 am

      I hope you do.. they are delicious Catherine x

  • Norma November 18, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    These look incredible! I love the little gingerbread men on top too! This will be a go to recipe this Christmas 🙂

    • Karyn November 22, 2017 at 11:51 am

      Thank you Norma.. It’s a firm favourite in my house too

  • April November 19, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    How adorable are these brownies. I have to try these out! They sound so yummy! I love ginger and brownies but I never thought to put the two together!

    • Karyn November 22, 2017 at 11:51 am

      Hi April.. A very delicious combo I promise!!

  • Anne Hernandez November 21, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Oh, YUM! These sound decadent and your presentation is adorable. Pinned it!

    • Karyn November 22, 2017 at 11:50 am

      Thank you Anne;) This was an easy one to photograph for a change lol

  • Rezel Kealoha November 21, 2017 at 5:19 am

    The little ginger breadmen are super cute and I am a lover of a good brownie and these look so fudgy and moist. I need to make these!

    • Karyn November 22, 2017 at 11:50 am

      So glad you liked them Rezel.. a lovely treat

  • Fillip December 7, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Wow, your photos are so professional! Do you use retouching? Tell me what you think about these tips and ideas for food photography retouching I would like to hear your advice. Thanks in advance!

  • Claudia Lamascolo September 15, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    this has to be the cutest post ever I love all of these photos so adorable and a big yum!

  • Veena Azmanov September 15, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    An absolute favorite treat!! I love brownies and it’s one dessert that makes me most happy. This looks so delish. yum!

  • Marisa Franca September 16, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Those brownies are simply irresistible — and so cute too. I bet they snapped up the minute you decorate them. You did a marvelous job of capturing them. The photos are gorgeous!!

  • Valerie September 16, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Yes, brownies need to be rich, moist and fudgy!!! The tiny gingerbread men are too cute, perfect for the holidays.

  • Natalie September 17, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Oh yum, these brownies look fantastic. So soft and so fudgy. I love this time of year. I welcome gingerbread spiced everything. Welcome Fall and soon Holidays. This recipe I’m definitely saving. Can’t wait to make this for my family.

    • Karyn September 18, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      me too Natalie.. Autumn is my fav season


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