I hosted a Charlie Brown themed Christmas party over the weekend (more details to come later this week) and I wanted to serve a dessert that went along with the theme. When I stumbled upon a special recipe for Peppermint Patty Brownies, I knew I had hit the jackpot!
I found the recipe at Six Sisters, who actually took it from Eat At Allie’s who adapted it from somewhere else. I also found the same recipe on All Recipes so there’s no way to know where it actually originated (I hate that!). However, Six Sisters offered a “box mix” alternative, so I thought I would try that.
I had to play around with it a little bit, because following the package directions like they said, did not work, and only managed to completely burn the candy.
You can click over to one of the other blogs if you want to make your brownies from scratch, but I will share how I made them from a pre-packaged mix, aka the lazy way.
Peppermint Patty Brownies
1 box of brownie mix (Family size, 13″ x 9″)
water, oil, eggs (as called for on package)
24 miniature York Peppermint Patties
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Spray a 13″ x 9″ pan with cooking spray.
3. Prepare brownie mix according to package instructions.
4. Pour half of the mix (or a little less) and spread to coat the bottom of the pan.
5. Unwrap your peppermint patties and line them up in the pan, 6 x 4.
6. Pour remaining batter over the patties, carefully, and spread so all candy is covered.
7. Place in the oven for about 18-20 minutes. Watch closely as they finish. You don’t want the candy to bubble up out of the top of the brownies. Just trust me on that one.
(Ovens do vary. You can check the center with a toothpick for doneness.)
8. Allow to cool, and refrigerate for several hours to allow the candy to set. Let the brownies come to room temperature before cutting and serving.
I would suggest making at least two batches, because chances are, when you serve these, they will be gone before you get to have one!