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Mint-Chocolate Brownies

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The unbeatable combination of chocolate and mint guarantees a grand finale for holiday parties.

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  • Yield: Makes 16

Source: Everyday Food, December 2006

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
  • 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 25 small (1 1/2 inch) peppermint patties

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on all sides; butter parchment. Set aside.

  2. Place chocolate and butter in a medium heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of gently simmering water. Stir occasionally just until melted, 4 to 5 minutes.

  3. Remove from heat. Whisk in sugar and salt until smooth; whisk in eggs. Gently whisk in flour and cocoa powder just until smooth (do not overmix).

  4. Spread 1/3 of batter in prepared pan. Arrange peppermint patties on batter in a single layer, leaving a narrow border on all sides. Top with remaining batter, and smooth surface. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 35 to 40 minutes.

  5. Cool completely in pan. Use foil to lift from pan; peel off foil and discard. Cut into 16 squares (4 rows by 4 rows).

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  • MS112632897
    12 DEC, 2015
    I have not been able to get this recipe to work for me. If the patties are at all cracked, the filling all melts and you can't see or taste the patties when you cut the brownies. I may try it one more time because others give it rave reviews.
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  • MS112586373
    17 DEC, 2013
    This is Christmas time favorite for our family at home and to bring to others. I usually double to recipe for one batch so the brownies are thicker.
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  • Siari
    10 JUL, 2013
    Hello! It's my first time writing here and i have a question..I live in Greece and i can't find peppermint patties here! What can i do? How can i replace it? Or how can i make something similar and then use it in the recipe? Thank you..
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  • bigmarcella
    8 FEB, 2012
    I made these for my mother-in-law, who loves mint. They were especially delicious.
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  • samanthalenore
    27 NOV, 2010
    Hi tracyjw--I haven't tried these cookies, but I used to live in England and I know that, while there aren't York peppermint patties, Bendick's makes an incredibly rich and delicious (though less sweet) version of a peppermint patty. I think they're called Peppermint Cremes. The idea is that it's a very rich mint fondant candy center, covered in dark chocolate. Could work really well!
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  • trekme88
    15 NOV, 2010
    Peppermint patties have a soft white mint-flavored cream center with a dark chocolate coating. This recipe uses the small coin-sized ones, about 1-1/2 inch in diameter. I won 2nd. place at our County Fair for these. Use the smallest patties you can find.
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  • heather8330
    7 NOV, 2010
    To tracyjw: a peppermint patty is like a really big, round After Eight dinner mint. It's basically peppermint fondant that shaped into a round patty, then coated with plain dark chocolate.
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  • tracyjw
    5 NOV, 2010
    Can any one tell me what are peppermint patties, as i live in England and am not sure what they are. I am going to make these as they sound absolutely scrummy,
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  • wunderland
    20 FEB, 2009
    this is by far the best brownie recipe i've tasted - and oh so easy to make; i don't even dirty a bowl, i make the entire recipe in a pot! the first time i made them, the peppermints melted and i could only taste them - not see them. since then, i've left out the peppermints.
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  • ckassel12
    9 FEB, 2009
    As lovers of the chocolate mint combo, my family and I loved these. I made them over the holidays for cookie trays. I did cut them smaller because they're so rich but very delicious and got rave reviews. I even made them twice! You don't need all the peppermint patties though.
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