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Peppermint Patty Brownies

 Peppermint Patty Brownies
In Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Clara Bakke adds a special ingredient to these sweet and fudgy brownies. A layer of mint patties provides the rich, refreshing surprise.
24-30 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (12 ounces) chocolate-covered peppermint patties

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and mix
  • well.
  • Spread about two-thirds of the batter in a greased 13-in. x 9-in.
  • baking pan. Arrange peppermint patties over top. Carefully spread
  • remaining batter over patties. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or
  • until edges begin to pull away from sides of pan and a toothpick
  • inserted near the center comes out clean (top will appear uneven).
  • Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 to 2-1/2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 257 calories,

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Peppermint Patty Brownies (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 199 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.