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Peppermint Brownies Recipe
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Peppermint Brownies Recipe

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My grandmother encouraged me to enter these mint brownies in the county fair some years ago— and they earned top honors! They're a great chewy treat to serve during the holidays.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup crushed peppermint candy, divided
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 222 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 128 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Line a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan with foil; grease foil and set aside. In a large bowl, beat oil and sugar until blended. Beat in vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to oil mixture. Set aside 2 tablespoons peppermint candy for garnish; stir in remaining candy. Spread into prepared pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For glaze, in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Spread over brownies; sprinkle with reserved candy. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Peppermint Brownies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2001, p34

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 222 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 128 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

Added a cup of chopped walnuts . Liked the taste, but they were a little dry and hard.

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