Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Yummy holiday brownies

My cats are deeply offended that I've now gone so many posts in a row without showing off their cuteness, but I had to tell them to at least pretend they had a modicum of patience so I could use this post to share a favorite holiday recipe with you all. It combines two of my favorite things: peppermint and chocolate. Chocolate isn't really a holiday thing for me--I'll eat it any time I get the chance--but combining peppermint and chocolate makes me feel all winter-y, so I associate this recipe with the winter holidays (even though there's really no reason not to eat it all the time -- well,except for not wanting to weigh 800 lbs., but I don't really count that, since these could very possibly be worth it).

Anyway, basically all you do is mix up your favorite brownie mix, pour it into the dish you'll be baking it in, and press a peppermint patty into the center of where you imagine you'll cut each brownie. When you bake them the patty melts a little, but not totally, and it gives an ever-so-yummy gooey minty center to your finished brownies. You can find a more detailed recipe here if you like.


8 bits of commenty goodness:

Deronda G said... 12/3/08, 10:20 PM

Very, very tempting....

BeadedTail said... 12/3/08, 10:41 PM

Oh I love Peppermint Patties! This sounds wonderful!

Furkidsmom said... 12/4/08, 4:16 PM

Why is Mom drooling???

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

QuirkyDolls said... 12/5/08, 2:49 AM

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm like a thick fat yummy Mint chocolate cookie!

KAT said... 12/5/08, 12:24 PM

Oh...those look and sound so good!! Yum Yum!

Karen Zemek, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said... 12/8/08, 8:55 AM

Umm, these sound delicious. What a great idea! I'd really like to share this with others through my weekly Friday "Things I learned this week" post on my blog at with a link back here if it's okay with you. Cany I use your picture too? Here's my email to let me know if you do not want me to (

Jennifer Hugon said... 12/8/08, 5:08 PM

Omg, what a great idea! I love chocolate with peppermint. I have got to try these!

Oh, and tell the kitties to just chill! I have 2 fuzzy friends that seem to think they are the center of the universe too. ;)

storybeader said... 12/8/08, 5:43 PM

wow - what a good idea. Have to pass that idea along...