Friday, May 25, 2012

Peppermint Brownies

These were a great treat! I'm not a huge fan of peppermint patties, but these were rich and decadent. I brought these to our monthly meetup at the company. They were gone in no time. I think my husband may have eaten 4 - LOL

What you need:
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 bag small peppermint patties (16-20 count)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 to 6 tsp. milk
  • 1/8 tsp. peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring, if desired
In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly.

Combine with an electric mixer, the sugar, butter and chocolate mixture, and vanilla.

Add the eggs and mix until combined.

Stir in flour until smooth.

Spread half the batter into a lightly greased 13x9-inch baking pan.
Arrange unwrapped patties over the batter and then top with the other half batter.

Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 18 to 21 minutes or until the center is just set. 
Let cool completely.
Combine powdered sugar, 4 tsp. milk, and peppermint extract in a small bowl until smooth. Add up to 2 tsp. more milk until you reach your desired consistency. You can also add a few drops of food coloring, if desired.

Drizzle over cooled brownies and cut into 36 squares.

If desired, you can also serve it with peppermint ice cream and whipped cream. I honestly think it was great as a standalone.

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