These Peppermint Surprise Brownie Bites are made with one of my favorite candies ever buried in the brownie batter. It’s hard to resist the fudgy brownie surrounding the peppermint patty baked right in!

Peppermint Surprise Brownie Bites

Sometimes a girl just has to have her chocolate.  You know, as long as it is in moderation, right?  Well, to control the eating of these brownies, I did share them with my neighbor.  Let me tell you, they definitely are yummylicious!

Peppermint Surprise Brownie Bites

Sometime before the Christmas holidays I came across a Holiday Cookies magazine from America’s Test Kitchen.  That is where the recipe for the Macadamia Eggnog Creams came from that I shared with our cookie exchange this year.  I was looking through the book the other night and I decided, these don’t have to just be for the holidays!  Every single cookie in this book looks awesome and it is my plan to make every single one of them…..over time of course!

Peppermint Surprise Brownie Bites

I had some leftover peppermint patty candies from Christmas I decided to start with the Peppermint Surprise Brownie Bites.  I have made a brownie similar to this before – with the peppermint patties in them, but they were heavy and dense and made me not really care for them.

Peppermint Surprise Brownie Bites

These brownies are perfect for the peppermint patty!  They are light but fudgy and have a top layer that will peel right off (if you want it to!).  Oh so yummy.  Good thing I sent over half the batch to the neighbors house!
Peppermint Patty Surprise Brownie Bites
Peppermint Surprise Brownie Bites

 

Peppermint Surprise Brownie Bites
Author: from America’s Test Kitchen – Holiday Cookies 2010
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Serves: 16 brownies
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 16 York Peppermint Patties, unwrapped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line 8-inch square baking pan with foil, allowing excess foil to hang over pan edges. Lightly spray with cooking spray.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Microwave butter and chocolate in a separate bowl, stirring occasionally, until smooth, about 1 minute. Set aside to cool slightly, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Whisk eggs and sugar together in large bowl. Add chocolate mixture and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  5. Add flour mixture and stir until just incorporated. Measure 1 cup of batter and set aside. Pour remaining batter into prepared baking pan, arrange peppermint patties on top of batter, spacing 1/2 inch apart. Smooth remaining batter over candy. Bake 30-35 minutes, until just set in the center. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Using foil overhang, lift brownies out of pan and cut into squares.

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