November 11, 2008

Peppermint Patty Brownies

peppermint patty brownies
Ingredients:
9 Peppermint Patty miniatures (.6 oz each)
6 oz semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Spray with baking spray or grease and flour one 9 inch baking pan. In a saucepan, melt the butter, cocoa and chocolate together over low heat*. Stir occasionally, and when the chocolate is nearly melted, remove from heat. Whisk until smooth. Set aside. In a small bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking powder. In a separate bowl, beat together the brown sugar, sugar, eggs and vanilla until frothy. Slowly stream the chocolate mixture into the eggs and mix to combine. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients and mix until the batter is thick and glossy. Pour half into prepared pan. Top with peppermint patties, the top with remaining batter. Bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely before slicing and serving.

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My thoughts:
I am sure I am not the only one with some leftover candy from a pre-Halloween candy buying blitz. Two years ago I tried Dorie Greenspan's Brrrr-ownies recipe which called for chopped York Peppermint Patties. They were okay but I've had in the back of my mind ever since that I could probably make a version that I would enjoy more. I had a bunch of miniature patties left so I thought I'd finally give it a shot. Since I didn't have her recipe anymore and I didn't like it anyway, I started completely from scratch. I ended up with a slightly peppermintier, very chocolately, very decadent brownie. I love how the peppermint patty adds a bit of chew to the brownie.

27 comments:

  1. I think these look fab, I love the idea of peppermint!

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  2. These look yummy. I'll have to try and see how they compare to my usual peppermint brownie recipe where I crush and sprinkle leftover candy canes on the top while swapping out half of the vanilla with peppermint extract.

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  3. You know, I'm not a huge fan of peppermint patties, but I bet they would be really good in brownies like this. They look great!

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  4. I love the idea of a solid layer of the patties. Great idea! I might have to put these on my holiday baking list. They look so great!

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  5. Oh I love peppermint patties! I bet these taste delish.

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  6. Oh, I'm obsessed with peppermint patties. I made homemade ones last Christmas and they were out of control! :)

    I'm sending this recipe onto my sister, who shares my patty love. Thanks!

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  7. Mmmm. I MUST try this. Peppermint patties are one of my top two favorite candies!

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  8. Mmmmmm, there is no better combination than mint and chocolate! I will definitely make these!

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  9. Can I get a hell yeah!!! My favorite holiday treats are always a peppermint/chocolate combo. This will have to be made.

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  10. Oh these look awesome... may have to try them out! I've made several of your recipes, and they've all been SMASH hits, so thank you :D

    Have you done anything featuring Cornish Game Hens? I looked through your index but didn't see anything. I bet you'd come up with something great.

    Keep it up! You're an inspiration :)

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  11. I saw this recipe, checked the Halloween supply and immediately made a batch. They are divine. I baked mine for 24 minutes, and I think next time I'll mix the cocoa in with the flour instead of the chocolate chips, but really a great, great success.

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  12. Hey Spill-glad you liked them. I originally I had put the cocoa in with the flour but it didn't work nearly as well-not as chocolate-y!

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  13. Mmmm, these look AND sound sooo heavenly. This is a must try! Kudos.

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  14. thanks for addressing my thought about the cocoa. I will stay the course then!

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  15. These look so much better than the event - nay, incident, I had with Mississippi Mud cake bars this week... Be well, The Hostess

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  16. Oooh I can't wait to try this recipe! Two things I love together: Peppermint Patties and brownies. Yum.

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  17. Oh do those look good! I love how you didn't skimp on the mint part of it.

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  18. Everyone at home thinks I'm crazy to put mint and chocolate together, but I think they are a match born in heaven!

    Especially once you bake peppermint, that beautiful aroma comes out and infuses the air with its peppery scent. Thanks for sharing this one :)

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  19. Very smart idea. Smarter than me -- I made a candy-topped dessert (chocolate pudding) 2 days BEFORE Halloween. What was I thinking? Next time I'll try delaying gratification. We have a ton of leftover candy.

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  20. yum, i love peppermint patties! what a way to put that halloween candy to good use! these look irresistible!

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  21. oh my gosh... those look so delicious! they remind me of these cookies i am in love with this time of year at trader joes. they are like oreos but they add crushed candy canes to the filling and it's the perfect minty burst.

    -wobinmarie

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  22. mmmmmmmmm. your brownie looks soooooooo great and soooooo delicious

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  23. Very chocolatey and very decadent sounds like my kind of brownie :). I can't help but think of Charlie Brown whenever I hear peppermint patty :D.

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  24. oh my word!!!! this looks so fancy and yummy :)

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  25. i love the combination of peppermint and chocolate. these brownies look like they'd be right up my alley!

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  26. Looks good. Going to try these for Christmas. What size baking pan are you using?

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  27. I am REALLY excited to try these!!!

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