Gingerbread Brownies!

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Gooey Chocolate Gingerbread Brownies with Chocolate Chips, a Spiced Brownie Batter, and Gingerbread Men on top! 

I love Gingerbread. I love everything about Gingerbread. I love a crunchy Gingerbread biscuit that you can dunk in a hot drink, or a softer Gingerbread cookie that you can just devour… Cheesecake, Cake, and so on. I love it. Gingerbread Brownies?! Oh my days. 

It’s been a good while since I have made anything Gingerbread themed… just joking. It’s been less than a week. I have a problem! I love eating Gingerbread all year round don’t get me wrong, but as soon as it’s Christmas I am just completely obsessed! 

Gingerbread can often be one of those things that people aren’t a fan of because of the spiciness… it can be a little too much sometimes, which I get…but I have grown to love it. 

When I was younger, I wasn’t a massive fan of it all, or I preferred a much tamer version with a lot less spice. Now when I bake anything Gingerbread themed it’s got a whole lot more inside it, and so much more taste! 

My Gingerbread Millionaires shortbread for example looks quite tame, but the shortbread is packed with flavour, bringing it to a whole new level! Gingerbread Men are delicious on their own, but with the added treacle and such like, they are so different again themselves! 

I wanted to create some brownies that were super chocolatey, gooey and delicious.. but had that distinct flavour. I didn’t want to mess with my favourite brownie recipe at all, so followed the same idea but just changed some bits ever so slightly. 

When I am making a flavoured brownie such as these, or my Biscoff Brownies, I like using light brown sugar. It works in the exact same way, but it enhances the flavour of the brownies. If making classic flavours though, I stick to caster sugar. 

The brownie itself is very easy to make – and explained much better in my Triple Chocolate Brownies post (part of the back to basics series) and it’s so easy!

Some people can struggle when baking brownies, but as long as you stick to the recipe (such as using dark chocolate, not milk), and you whip the mixture up enough, and fold it carefully, there is no reason your brownies won’t work! 

Sometimes ovens can cause a problem with brownies – but they can cause issues with a lot of bakes. When I rented my first house, the oven was out by nearly 50ºC which is INSANE. I had to buy a new oven because it was so bad and the landlord wouldn’t! 

As always, the decoration on the top of my brownies is completely optional – I just wanted to make sure they looked gingerbread themed. It makes the bake ‘sell’ a lot easier as a recipe, when people know what it is in the photo! 

I used shop-bought mini gingerbread men for the decoration, but you can make your own, or use whatever else you fancy instead! The possibilities are endless – and I hope you enjoy them! x

Gingerbread Brownies!

Gooey Chocolate Gingerbread Brownies with Chocolate Chips, a Spiced Brownie Batter, and Gingerbread Men on top! 
4.84 from 6 votes
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Category: Traybakes
Type: Brownies
Keyword: Christmas, Gingerbread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Decorating Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 16 Pieces
Author: Jane's Patisserie


  • 200 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
  • 200 g Dark Chocolate
  • 3 Large Eggs (or 4 medium)
  • 275 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 90 g Plain Flour
  • 35 g Cocoa Powder
  • 3 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 250 g Chocolate Chips (I used Milk)

Optional Decoration

  • 75 g Melted Chocolate
  • Gingerbread Men
  • Gingerbread Crumbs


  • Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan, and line a 9x9" square tin with parchment paper!
  • Add your Butter and Dark Chocolate to a bowl, and melt till smooth - I use the microwave on 30 second bursts. Alternatively, add them to a pan and melt till smooth. Leave to cool.
  • Add your Eggs and Sugar to a large bowl, I use my stand mixer, and whisk for a few minutes till the mixture has doubled in size, is alot paler, and leave a trail for a few seconds when you lift the whisk out of it. It needs to be a thick mousse!
  • Carefully fold in your cooled Chocolate mix, and then carefully fold in the Flour, Cocoa Powder, and spices.
  • Once everything is folded in - add in your chocolate chips, and fold again.
  • Pour the micture into the tin, and bake in the oven for 25-30+ minutes until baked through. Sometimes it can take a bit longer.
  • Once baked, leave to cool in the tin.
  • Once cooled, I drizzle on my melted chocolate, and add a mini Gingerbread Man for each slice, and some gingerbread crumbs!


  • These brownies are based on my Triple Chocolate Brownies!
  • These will last for 5-7 days usually! 
  • I store these at room temperature so that they don't dry out!
  • The decoration is completely optional. 
  • Some brownies can take longer to bake in some ovens as mentioned in the post - if they are extremely under-done at 30 minutes though, you probably over mixed the mixture. 
  • I use this 9" square tin for this recipe
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Brownies!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 199
% Daily Value*
Fat 22.15g34%
Saturated Fat 13.24g83%
Cholesterol 69.14mg23%
Sodium 35.88mg2%
Potassium 187.81mg5%
Carbohydrates 42.29g14%
Fiber 3.13g13%
Sugar 32.01g36%
Protein 4.43g9%
Vitamin A 409.66IU8%
Vitamin C 0.09mg0%
Calcium 57.74mg6%
Iron 2.78mg15%
* These are only estimates and can vary dependant on brands of ingredients and serving sizes.


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  • Hannah
    September 18, 2020 at 11:02 am

    5 stars
    Hi Jane!
    I LOVE your recipes and I’m wanting to do a brownie/blondie stack on top of a carrot cake, do you think this recipe – minus the ginger – would give a carrot cake taste? I’m thinking it’s a toss up between these brownies (less ginger) or your cheesecake brownies!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      September 18, 2020 at 1:43 pm

      To be honest I think the flavouring would be nice with a carrot cake as it is – but you could always change up the spices to make it better fit! x

  • Hayley
    May 15, 2020 at 9:34 am

    4 stars
    These are really cute, and the brownie came out beautifully! The spicing was a bit strong for my liking so think next time I’ll keep the ginger but halve the amount of cinnamon and nutmeg. Thank you for sharing!

  • Veronica
    December 22, 2019 at 3:03 am

    I would love to make this brownie with a ginger cookie layer, I took the idea from the slutty brownie ; )
    By chance, do have any suggestion for the ginger layer?
    Thank you!

  • Heather
    December 2, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    5 stars
    Just made these and they are fab . Used diced stem ginger for the chunks, extra ginger kick .

    • Zara
      January 12, 2020 at 10:40 am

      Did you used stem ginger on top of the ginger already in the recipe? And how much did you use if you don’t mind me asking? I’m making this in a couple days 😊

    • Jane's Patisserie
      January 14, 2020 at 12:27 pm

      I did, because I loveee the ginger flavour. Depending on how strong you want it maybe 1-2tsp chopped?!

  • Rachel Dore
    November 26, 2019 at 9:38 am

    for the melted chocolate on top, do you use dark or milk please?


    • Jane's Patisserie
      November 26, 2019 at 7:07 pm

      I used milk for these, but you can use either!

  • M Hagger
    November 21, 2019 at 8:52 am

    I cant wait to try this recipe, especially since trying the Cadburys gingerbread chocolate bar! Have you put bits of broken gingerbread men in your brownies, or are those just chocolate chips?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      November 21, 2019 at 9:12 am

      Ooh yes!! Just chocolate chips as the recipe says x

  • Kate
    November 17, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    5 stars
    Absolutely amazing!! As is everything else you do!
    Didn’t have any gingerbread so used some Christmas sprinkles and melted chocolate! One of my favourites!

  • Caroline
    November 17, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    5 stars
    I made these last night and they were in instant hit with the family and neighbours. First time I’ve made Brownies and took a bit longer in the oven but the result was well worth it!! Made some lemon icing to drizzle on the top but have to say they were delicious with or without.

  • Sheiva
    November 16, 2019 at 10:54 am

    5 stars
    This recipe looks incredible as always and I will definitely be baking this in the run up to Christmas. Can I ask where you buy your mini gingerbread men from? Also do you have a go to recipe for a gingerbread house?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      November 16, 2019 at 4:01 pm

      Most supermarkets sell them in the seasonal aisle! I’ve bought them from Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys etc!

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