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
1/2 c chocolate chips
1/2 c crushed peppermint candies or candy canes, divided
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.