All day I have been trying to think of a dessert I can make to take with me on my last day of clinicals to say thank you to everyone for teaching me so much. Something is seriously wrong with me though…I am SO indecisive! Any dessert would be fine, but it is taking me forever to think of what I want to make! So, I think I finally have a contender. These mint-chocolate brownies from MarthaStewart.com. You can’t go wrong with Martha…she is da bomb
These look so delicious and if you are wondering what is in the middle layer, it is York Peppermint Patties (which I love!). Hopefully I will have enough time tomorrow to make these and I will post how they turn out.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Cool completely in pan. Use foil to lift from pan; peel off foil and discard. Cut into 16 squares (4 rows by 4 rows).