Monday, July 12, 2010

TWD: Brrrrr-ownies

I've often stated my thoughts on brownies. (Every time we bake them, actually) I was going to skip this one, but the girl loves chocolate and mint, so I baked.


This is essentially a lovely chocolate brownie with lots of peppermint patties thrown in for good measure. It was easy to put together. I melted the chocolates and butter in the microwave and then stirred everything else intothe bowl. It was pretty darn easy. I mixed in a bunch of the chopped up patties, and I saved some to throw on top. I didn't realized until after I greased the pan that it was 9 x 9 and not 8 x 8. Ah well. I cut down on the baking time. Don't think I cut down enough.

The taste was really good. I liked the bittersweet chocolate with the sweetness of the mint candies. The edges had a dry texture, though. The middle pieces were much better. If requested, I would make these again.

Here's the whole pan just out of the oven. I kinda like the way the candy looks.

Thanks, Karen of Our Crazy Blessed Life for this week's pick.

16 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love the flecks of white on the tops of the brownie-amazing!

Romaine said...

YES! This is the way I wanted mine to look. Should have saved some pieces for the top. Very nice.

Cakelaw said...

I love how your candy looks all swirly on top - mine were not that clever.

Pamela said...

They do look very pretty! Nice.

Joy said...

Your brownies look so pretty! The candy on top is such a good idea!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your brownies look great!

Peggy said...

Oh my how delicious those do look! Mine were a bit dry around the edges also. You did a great job with yours.

cindy said...

They look so fun! Delicious treats.

Karen said...

I love how your brownies are all swirled. Glad these turned out well even with the dry edges. Thanks for baking with me this week!

Kayte said...

Leave it to you to come up with something so artsy and wonderful! I thought everyone's brownies were going to look the same this week (and I was just going to be seeing a bunch of chocolate) but I have been so surprised at the differences. Looks great...chocolate, you love, right? Right.

Susan said...

Wow! Your brownies look fabulous with all those mints melted and peeking out. :)

Clivia said...

Wow. Your pan of brownies look great. That's how I wished mine would look. Lovely.

Tia said...

so much sugary swirly goodness!

Nickki said...

They look delicious!

mike said...

These turned out a lot like mine - dry on the edges and fudgy on the inside. They look great!!! SO glad you enjoyed them - they were a big hit with everyone!

Rachel said...

I love how minty yours look--yum!