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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 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 all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 44 chocolate-covered peppermint patties


  • 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 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 287 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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