TWD: Brrrrrownies

Oh, it has been a day. A day mostly consisting of me making like a Tasmanian devil in my kitchen, trying to get ahead on work for the candy site and a few other side projects because–dum dum DUM–we’re moving in less than 2 weeks! Aaaaaah! (Spoiler alert: the new kitchen is SO much bigger than my current one, and I’m super psyched to cook in a space larger than a postage stamp. I’ve never tried it, but I imagine being able to fully extend both arms in your kitchen might be nice.)


Anyhow, today was a big blur of baking, cooking, throwing away THREE batches of one particular candy recipe because I have the Bad Touch and kept messing it up, eating way more sugar than is healthy for one person, and photographing all the results.

All of which is to say, these peppermint patty brownies were sadly just another face in the crowd. I know I tasted them, but I think I burnt my sugar receptors off with my all-candy diet, because they didn’t make a huge impression.


The thing is, they’re everything I usually love. Super dense and fudgy in the middle! Darkly chocolatey! And full of minty pockets! All of my favorite things!


I cut up the pan and, after photographing them and giving one an exploratory nibble, I froze the rest to enjoy later. I’m sure they’re amazing, and I’m looking forward to tasting them after, say, a bowl of vegetables, or a nice healthy sandwich.

22 Responses to TWD: Brrrrrownies
  1. Jennifer says:

    WOW. My brownies did NOT look like that. Yours look STUNNING!

  2. Romaine says:

    The peppermint patty pieces don't appear to have melted at all. HOW did you do that?

    I know the feeling of eating too much sugar while photographing. Not nice!

  3. Pamela says:

    They are some of the prettiest brownies I've seen yet! Really nice.

  4. Kimberly Johnson says:

    Your brownies look amazing!

  5. Peggy says:

    Okay, I have to know how you got yours to rise and be so thick? These are the best ones I have seen so far. Just perfect. I'm so jealous. I want to know your secret.

  6. cindy says:

    They are delicious–eat them after a nice salad!

  7. Frolicking Night Owl says:

    Where can we get the recipe for these?

  8. Beryl says:

    Hopefully you will enjoy them once you've recovered from your sugar coma. After baking all day I get the sugar shakes too!

  9. Jessica says:

    Beautiful! The chunks of peppermint look perfect! Eat the your frozen ones straight from the freezer… they are divine!

  10. Susan says:

    Wow! Your brownies turned out gorgeous! Mine did not have the white mint pieces throughout, only the flavor! Great job! :)

  11. Tia says:

    any excuse to eat more candy! :)

  12. Karen says:

    Your brownies are beautiful! Have fun in your new kitchen! Thanks for baking with me this week!

  13. Liz says:

    Thanks guys! I have no idea how/why they didn't melt, and until I saw other people's, I didn't realize most melted. Must be the magic of my tiny pixie kitchen! I will say that the brownie batter wasn't really warm when I mixed them in (the chocolate had cooled off quite a bit) so maybe that helped…?

  14. Nickki says:

    How did you get your brownies to look so perfect? I'd love mine to look like yours! :-)

  15. Rachel says:

    I think you will love these when you come back to them–I know I did! Lovely photos!

  16. mike says:

    Those are BIG chunks – love them! I cut mine way too small – and regret it! Wonderful photos – they really showcase these brownies!

  17. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] says:

    Yours look perfect. Looking forward to hear how you liked them after a little meat, for example, and plus, I'd love to see the new kitchen!

  18. Beth says:

    What gorgeous photos! I'll have to remember to let the brownie batter cool down before I make them. They really look terrific.

  19. TeaLady says:

    Okay. What's the secret? How on earth did you get your patties to NOT melt in the brownies. Fantastic looking brownies.

  20. Allison says:

    Those brownies look so beautiful! They really jump off the page with how yummy they look. :)

  21. kimmijohn says:

    You are so funny and a joy to read. I see a book in your future if I have not already missed it! And your photos are gorgeous! Looks tasty to me!

  22. jillbert says:

    They're so pretty! I wish mine had those lovely white pieces of mint in them.

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