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.
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