Thursday, July 15, 2010

Brrrrr-ownies (TWD)

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!

Also, congratulations to the Mini Moment Giveaway winners! Mary, Court, Lindsay, Brooke, Shelly, Mrs. Z, Natalie, Sandra, Beth, and Tiffany... please email me at goodeatsblog [at] gmail [dot] com with your address so I can get your coupons sent to you!

* 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.


  1. Yum! I love them with the mint, I'm off to check the recipe,thanks!

  2. Yum! These may not have been cosmetically pretty, but after hearing all the raves, I'm sure they tasted amazing!

  3. You know I'm not fond of chocolate but I will eat a good brownie with some ice cream and your brrrr...ownie looks gooey ooey good. :)

    Happy Friday!

  4. Cosmetic flaw or not as long as they tasted good, that's what matters. And they do look good to me.

  5. i like the look of those craters, and i'm sure it wasn't hard to send these down the gullet. cute name, too.

  6. mmmm chocolate mint brownies!! yum these sound so delicious!!

  7. Val! Your brownies look so yummy, too! Thanks for the compliments! It's fun to find a new blog, too. You know, I only use my little point and shoot camera. My sister is a professional photographer so she's taught me a few tricks. It's so fun to bake along with TWD'ers each week!