Tuesday, July 13, 2010

TWD: Brrrr-ownies

'Mint and chocolate' is one of my favorite flavor combinations. Many times when I make my standard brownie recipe (very similar to this one, in fact), I will add in mint chips to jazz it up. I also adore York Peppermint Patties and Junior Mints.


There was quite a bit of discussion over at the Tuesdays with Dorie blog about mint and chocolate, about peppermint patties and brownies, about peppermint patty substitutes, and about the effect of cooking on said peppermint patties.

I probably misread the recipe, but this is what I used:




It was rather like baking with M&Ms. Some melted, some disappeared, most survived and added a nice minty goodness. The brownies were especially good on the second day.



I lined my pan with the non-stick foil, and the brownies easily popped right out. I love that foil. Nothing sticks and the pan can usually be placed back into the cupboard without washing.




A sea of blue and white polka-dot brownies.


We did find the brownies to be rather rich and more sweet than usual, so I cut them into 32nds rather than 16ths. I did give some to my neighbor so we wouldn't be forced to eat them all.




This week's hostess is Karen of
Welcome to our Crazy Blessed Life. She will have the recipe posted for your enjoyment. And, of course, the other TWD bloggers will have plenty to say about how their brrrr-ownies behaved.

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

I've wondered how those little candies tasted-your brownies look delicious!

Romaine said...

Smaller pieces was a great idea. These really were more like candy. I think I would like the M & M's. Good choice.

Mary said...

Very cool-looking brownies! Are the York pieces like an M&M except with the mint in the middle? I'll have to look for them next time I'm in the US.

Pamela said...

I used Junior Mints, too. But I love the colorful and fun look of your brownies. Nice job!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your brownies look wonderful!

Jacque said...

How fun your blue and white polka dotted brownies are! Nice work.

Kayte said...

They look like they are all decked out for a party! Very nice. You always come up with something to make it special!

Susan said...

Love the blue and white pieces in your brownies. And, I love when I can put a pan back in the cupboard without washing it! :)

Karen said...

I love the blue and white in these! :) Glad these turned out so well. I am going to have to try the nonstick foil for sure. Thanks for baking with me this week!

Rachel said...

I used those funny little m&m things too! (Well...used those of them I didn't eat straight from the package!)

mike said...

what colorful brownies - love them! There's so many variations with this recipe -it's hard to choose they all sound so good. I too, am in the "need to try that non-stick foil" - but can never find it!