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Peppermint Patties Brownies

 Peppermint Patties Brownies
I think these are the best brownies around. They've always been well received by friends and family. My brother-in-law likes them so much that I made him a gift for his birthday, Christmas and other holidays.—Tami Somorajski, New Berlin, Wisconsin
36 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 cup butter, divided
  • 8 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • 5 eggs
  • 3-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-2/3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 44 chocolate-covered peppermint patties

Directions

  • Line a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan with foil. Melt 1 tablespoon butter;
  • brush over foil and set aside. In a microwave, melt chocolate and
  • remaining butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Dissolve coffee
  • granules in boiling water.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until blended. Beat in the
  • vanilla, almond extract, coffee mixture and chocolate until fluffy.
  • Combine flour and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture. Stir in
  • walnuts.
  • Pour half of the batter into prepared pan. Top with a layer of

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Peppermint Patties Brownies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • peppermint patties, filling in the gaps with peppermint pieces. Top
  • with remaining batter.
  • Bake at 425° for 23-27 minutes or until top is set. Cool on a
  • wire rack. Using foil, remove brownies from pan. Chill for 6 hours
  • or overnight before cutting. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 287 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.