Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Peppermint Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies


This recipe is from a buy-a-cookbook-with-UPC's from a cereal box from General Mills and it's titled the ABC Cookbook. Each recipe begins with a letter from the alphabet and this one is "F" for fudge brownies.

I remember cooking from it when I was 7 or 8, so this recipe is certainly well-tested. They are very dense fudge-like brownies with an intense chocolatey flavor - not cake-like at all. I add the peppermint for the season, but they are excellent with nuts or any other mix-ins.

Peppermint Fudge Brownies:
(makes an 8 x 8 pan of brownies)

1/4 c butter
6 oz chocolate chips (dark chocolate is great)
3/4 c sugar
2/3 c flour
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs

Mix-Ins:
1/2 c chocolate chips
1/2 c crushed peppermint candies or candy canes, divided

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 8 x 8 baking pan. Heat butter and chocolate chips over a double boiler or in the microwave. Stir to incorporate.

Mix in all other ingredients (expect chocolate chips & crushed peppermint. Once incorporated, stir in mix-ins.

Spread into baking sheet and top with the reserved crushed peppermint.

Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool a few minutes before cutting and serving.

11 comments:

Claire said...

Looks good and I'm not even big on chocolate! I love fudge type brownies and this would be great to use the chocolate-mint swirled morsels in!

Kristen said...

There's nothing much better than a rich, fudgy brownie. Yours look perfect!

Kirsten said...

Thanks Claire and Kristen. A gooey brownie is a sweet I can't resist. :)

Claire - great idea on the swirled morsels. A co-worker is stealing that idea!

silverbear said...

There seems to be a trend of combining chocolate and mint. Of course, mint chocolate chip ice cream is a classic, but more recently I've seen mint hot chocolate mixes offered by Williams Sonoma and Penzey's. I hadn't thought of "minting" brownies, but it sounds like something to try.

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BuddingCook said...

hi! found your blog when i was looking up tilapia recipes! very nice site. you have so many recipes i want to try! my co-worker just brought in peppermint marshmallows, chocolates and cookies yesterday. first time i've seen peppermint candies in a dessert.

BuddingCook said...

nice site! just found it by looking up tilapia recipes. this looks delicious. :)

Kirsten said...

Hi Silverbear - Chocolate Mint seems to be something people either love or hate - I have been a longtime mint-chip ice cream lover, so this kind of combinatin is one of my favorites.

Welcome Budding Cook, glad you found my site and hopefully you try (and enjoy) some of the recipes.

Meredith said...

That looks like a great recipe, of course I love nearly all kinds of chocolet fudge.

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