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Peppermint Patty Brownies

In Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Clara Bakke adds a special ingredient to these sweet and fudgy brownies. A layer of mint patties provides the rich, refreshing surprise.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 to 2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (12 ounces) chocolate-covered peppermint patties

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Spread about two-thirds of the batter in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Arrange peppermint patties over top. Carefully spread remaining batter over patties. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until edges begin to pull away from sides of pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (top will appear uneven). Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 257 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 199mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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