Mint Chocolate Brownies

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The unbeatable combination of chocolate and mint guarantees a grand finale for holiday parties.

Prep time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 3 Hours

Yield: Makes 16

Course:

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter plus more for pan
  • 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 25 small (1 1/2 inch) peppermint patties

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on all sides; butter foil. Set aside.
  2. Place chocolate and butter in a medium heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of gently simmering water. Stir occasionally just until melted, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Whisk in sugar and salt until smooth; whisk in eggs. Gently whisk in flour and cocoa powder just until smooth (do not overmix).
  4. Spread 1/3 of batter in prepared pan. Arrange peppermint patties on batter in a single layer, leaving a narrow border on all sides. Top with remaining batter, and smooth surface. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 45 to 55 minutes.
  5. Cool completely in pan. Use foil to lift from pan; peel off foil and discard. Cut into 16 squares (4 rows by 4 rows).