Sunday, December 12, 2010
Onto better and brighter subjects now...these peppermint patty brownies! You can probably tell from the ingredients that there is nothing not to love about these rich, fudgy, minty goodies (except maybe for how decadent they are). Chocolate and mint are one of my favorite flavor combinations anyway and the way they came together in this delicious holiday indulgence was a winner in my book!
1-1/2 cups butter
3 cups sugar
1 Tbs. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
24 small peppermint patties
Beat butter, sugar, and vanilla together until well mixed. Add eggs and beat until blended. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
Spread the remaining batter into a well-greased 13x9-inch baking pan.
Arrange peppermint patties in a single layer over batter (about 1/2 inch apart). (a good job for the kids)
Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely before serving. Enjoy!
NOTE: If you're ever making these in autumn, you can get the peppermint patties that are colored orange for Halloween. It makes for a pretty autumn colored brownie!