Wednesday, December 29, 2010
A confession: I did not have any part in making these. My Momma made these and I got to eat them. That's the beautiful thing about coming home for the Holidays. I can blog the yummy things my Mom makes and share them with you without having to put in any of the work except for snapping some photos and blogging. That is why there are only pictures of the end product. No ingredient photos, no step by step photos, just the lovely fudge covered brownie and peppermint ice cream photos that I took right before eating a huge bite!
Except for the peppermint patties, everything is made from scratch. I guess that must have been a lot of work for my Mom. :) I think while she was making them I was taking a nap. If you are mint and chocolate person, you really need to make these. They are thick, rich and perfect for this time of the year when you can actually buy peppermint ice cream in the stores.
Peppermint Pattie Brownies
From the York Peppermint Patties Bag
24 small (1 1/2 inch) York Peppermint Patties
1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, melted
3 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (325 for glass baking dish). Remove wrappers from peppermint patties. Grease a 9X13X2 inch baking pan. Stir together butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Add eggs and beat until well blended. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt and blend well. Reserve 2 cups of batter. Spread remaining batter in prepared pan. Arrange peppermint patties about 1/2 apart in a single layer over batter. Spread reserved 2 cups batter over patties. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares to serve. Serve with mint chocolate chip or peppermint ice cream.