Brownies for my friend Julie for her birthday and also for my girls at church. I changed the recipe up a bit since I didn’t have any York Peppermint Patties, I used Junior Mints instead. They tasted great but the Jr Mints seemed to just melt and dissolve in the batter whereas when I’ve used the Yorks, they actually retain a peppermint patty layer through the brownie that you can see when you cut them up.
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, melted
3 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
24 small (1 1/2″) York Peppermint Patties, unwrapped (I used 2 4 oz boxes of Jr Mints)
Heat oven to 350. Grease a 9 x 13 x 2″ pan. With a spoon or a wire whisk, stir butter, sugar and vanilla together. Add eggs and stir until well blended. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt and blend well. Reserve 2 cups batter and set aside. Spread remaining batter in pan. Arrange patties in single layer over batter, about 1/2″ apart. Spread reserved batter over patties. Bake 50 – 55 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan.