Peppermint Patty Brownies with Peppermint Frosting

November 16, 2012


Do you remember when I told you when the kids started school that I started eating healthier?  Yeah..that didn't really last long.  I made these and that whole concept kinda just fell off to the wayside.  Every time, I ate one of these..a little voice said " oh..just wait until January..then, start cutting off the sweets ".  I mean, with Thanksgiving, then, Christmas, then, New Years..seriously, why even put myself through the stress of it, right?  Just enjoy myself!  I will probably be regretting that decision in January when it time to buckle down, but, for now..there are these brownies.   Ah..peppermint and chocolate.  These are a dream.  If you don't want peppermint overload..omit the frosting, they are just has heavenly without it.

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Ingredients::
for brownies:
1- 9 x 13 pan of brownies (boxed or homemade)
1 bag of mini Peppermint Patties

for frosting:
8oz cream cheese, softened
4 cups powder sugar
2 tsp peppermint extract
1 stick butter, softened

Directions:
for brownies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 13 pan with non stick cooking spray.  Mix brownie ingredients as desired.  Pour 1/2 the batter on to the bottom of the pan.  Place Peppermint Patties on top of brownie batter.  Pour remaining batter oven patties. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.
for frosting:
mix all ingredients until well combine.  Frost on cooled brownies.







12 comments

  1. Chocolate and peppermint are a great combo especially around the holidays, these look super easy to make too. Gotta love that!

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  2. This looks so delicious. Perfect holiday recipe! I would love to have you come share this or any of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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    1. Thank you Rebecca! I wil head over and link up :)

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  3. Thank you so much for this recipe! I made it and featured it on my blog. It is a birthday treat for a dear friend.

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  4. Erin,
    OMG I LOVE peppermint patties! These brownies are amazing looking and I'd love for you to share them at my Creative Thursday Link Party at www.michellestastycreations.com. Have a great day :)
    Michelle

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    1. Thank you for the invite Michelle! I will link up :)

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    2. I made these last night for guests. They were delicious but so very rich. I think I will cut the frosting in half next time. Thank for sharing the recipe, Erin!

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    3. That's a great idea. They are a bit rich..special occasion brownies around here :) Thank you for stopping by!

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  5. I too made these as a special treat for a co-worker. I actually used 2 boxes of brownies, one for the base and one for on top of the peppermint patties. I needed a chainsaw to cut them! They all loved it! I will use dark chocolate brownie base next time (only 1 box) and also half the recipe for the frosting. Thanks for such a decadent dessert recipe!

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    1. Holy Cow Melissa..that's sounds amazing! I'm so glad they were a hit!

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