Back in December when it was my turn to pick the recipe, these brownies were way up near the top of the short list. But Dorie talks about how good they are on a steamy summer’s day, and so I sadly left them for someone else to choose.
This week, Karen ofÂ Welcome to Our Crazy Blessed Life did so. Thank you, Karen.
(I went with Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars. They were delicious.)
So even though I almost never bake anymore, and 75 percent of my family is trying to lose weight, I had to make these brownies. And I’m glad I did.
I love York Peppermint Patties. I love brownies. Really, how can you go wrong combining them?
So my plan was to serve one of these per person as dessert, wrap up a few for a friend whose birthday is Wednesday, and freeze the rest for a picnic I’m going to on Saturday.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
The batter came together easily; I really prefer recipes that involve melting the butter and chocolate together, rather than ones that require me to remember to take the butter out hours ahead of time to soften. Score 1 for Dorie.
I managed to chop the Peppermint Patties up into varying sizes without eating any. Yay me.
I baked them; I cooled them; I peeled off the foil. All uneventful.
And then I trimmed a tiny bit off the edge, just to taste.
By the time I was finished trimming more tiny bits off the edge, the brownies were a third gone. By the time my family got through with them, I managed to salvage four for my friend and wrapped the remaining two â€” two! â€” up for the boys to eat today.
My God, these were marvelous. Make them now.