This week's Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) recipe was chosen by Karen of Welcome to our Crazy Blessed Life: Brrrrr-ownies. Classic chocolate brownies studded with bits of York Peppermint Patties! I love the combination of chocolate and mint together, so the idea of these brownies sounded terrific.
I was traveling this week, so my post is a few days late. I also had to adapt the recipe a bit, based on what I had on hand because I haven't had a chance to go grocery shopping yet since coming home yesterday.
So, my brrrr-ownies were made with 4.5 ounces of peppermint patties (I had some on hand, but had already eaten over half the bag - ha!) and dark chocolate instead of bittersweet chocolate. Ideally, I would have used semisweet chocolate chips (convenient, no chopping!), but my husband ate all the chocolate chips while I was gone!
I had read some comments about the brownies sticking to the foil, so I made sure to butter my foil generously, and had no such issues. I had also read that the bits of peppermint patties kind of melted away into the brownies for others, so I chopped each patty into six pieces, thinking the larger chunks wouldn't melt away. Well, they didn't quite melt away, but they did form these nice little craters in the majority of my brownies!
This seemed to be mostly a cosmetic flaw, as they were pretty tasty. Kind of like thin mints meets brownies. Thanks Karen, for hosting this week. If you would like the recipe, you can find it here. Make sure you check out the TWD Blogroll, to see how everyone else enjoyed this minty, chocolate treat!
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* Recipes notes:
- I baked my brownies in a 9-inch square pan and decreased the baking time to 25 minutes.
- I used dark chocolate instead of bittersweet chocolate, but next time I will probably use semisweet chocolate instead - just not a dark or bittersweet chocolate kind of girl.
- For tips from other TWD bakers, click here.