Tuesday, June 19, 2012

York Peppermint Patty Brownies

I have a horrible weak spot for brownies.  A huge, never-ending weak spot for brownies.  I could eat brownies all day, every day.

Pinterest is a gross enabler.  It enables me to find yummy chocolate recipes.  It enables me to take ordinary chicken and make it fabulous!  I found this poem that sums up the whole Pinterest experience.  
Here it is, just in case you don't want to click off this wonderful recipe: 

"If Pinterest was real, the whole world would be shiny,
no thighs would touch, every waist would be tiny.
There’d be no time to sleep and no time to rest,
while we try 50 new ways to cook chicken breasts.
We’d use proper technique to chop all our onions,
our boyfriends would dress like urban Paul Bunyans,
the walls of our bedrooms say “Live, Laugh, Love,”
and our black sequin miniskirts fit like a glove.
We’d all follow strict workout plans to stay lean,
and use vinegar to keep our homes spotlessly clean.
We’d eat cookie-stuffed brownies and never gain weight,
we’d buy Chanel purses and never pay the rent late.
We could make macarons our very first try,
no dress is too fancy, no heel is too high.
Every outfit is stylish and perfectly posed,
every girl can french braid with her smoky eyes closed.
Makeup and hair tips are carefully taught,
and who needs an oven when you have a crockpot?
We’d make beautiful crafts to display on the shelf.
Like my necklace? Why thank you, I made it myself.
In Pinterest world everything’s pretty and nice,
but remember perfection always comes with a price:
manicures never chip and tights never run,
but in real life this world wouldn’t be any fun."
Winona Dimeo-Ediger- The Frisky.com

Did she nail it?  Oh, I think so!  Too funny, but so true.  
So, I was perusing the fabulous site we all call Pinterest, and came across this pin:

Doesn't that look wonderful?  I also have a weakness for York Peppermint Patties, so I knew I had to make these.  

Ok, let's get this thing started!  

First, combine 2/3 cup butter and 5 oz unsweetened baking chocolate and 1 tsp instant coffee in a 1-quart sauce pan.

Melt it over low heat; stirring constantly.

Hey, there, good looking!  Ahem...  

Next, you'll need 1 3/4 cup sugar in a mixing bowl

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 large eggs

1 Cup flour; yup you read right.  I added my flour with the rest of the ingredients instead of at the end... 

Beat with electric mixer on high for 5 minutes.   

Beat in chocolate on low speed; scraping bowl occasionally. 

Line a muffin tin with 12 liners; add 1 heaping spoonful of the brownie batter.

Place a mini-York Peppermint Patty in the center and press it in.

Cover the peppermint patty with another tablespoon of batter. 

Bake at 350˚ for 30 minutes.  

York Peppermint Patty Brownies


2/3 cup butter
5 oz unsweetened baking chocolate. cut into pieces
1 tsp instant coffee
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour


Preheat oven to 350˚
Line a muffin tin with 12 cupcake liners
Melt butter, chocolate and instant coffee in 1 quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly.
Beat sugar, vanilla, eggs and flour in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed for 5 minutes.  Beat in chocolate mixture on low speed, scraping bowl occasionally.
Scoop 1 heaping tablespoon of batter into each liner.
Place York Peppermint Patty in the middle and press it in
Scoop another 1 tablespoon batter over the patty.
Bake for 30 minutes. 

Original idea found: Fearless Home Maker
Brownie recipe adapted from: Betty Crocker Cookbook

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  1. Oh yum! They look delicious!
    Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo -Shar

    1. Thanks, Shar. They were good! (notice the past tense) LOL

  2. these look DELISH!
    New follower from the blog hop

  3. Hahaha, love the Pinterest poem! She absolutely nailed it.
    These patties look AMAZING...will pin it and one day make it ;)
    Found your blog through the GFC blog hop and happy to say I'm a follower.
    Would love it if you could check out mine and maybe follow back.

    1. I Love the Pinterest poem too! How creative.
      Thanks for Pinning!

  4. These look delicious. I shared on my facebook page. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

    1. Dana @ Simply You and MeJune 20, 2012 at 7:51 AM

      Thanks, Jenny. And thank YOU for hosting!

  5. Replies
    1. Oh, Megan, they were great! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. That looks amazing.......please share it at CountryMommaCooks link party now-Mon.....have a wonderful weekend : )

    1. Dana @ Simply You and MeJune 23, 2012 at 7:45 AM

      Thanks for the invite! I will stop by and share.

  7. Holy cow ... how did I not know these existed?! Stopped by from TT&J :) Would you share this awesome recipe with us at the {what's shakin' link party}?!


    1. Dana @ Simply You and MeJune 23, 2012 at 7:51 AM

      lol! Pinterest can be such a dangerous thing. Thanks for the invite.

  8. Thanks for linking up to my party! I wanted to let you know I picked your link to feature this week! See my post and grab my feature button here http://toastiestudio.blogspot.nl/2012/06/made-monday-25-picks.html

  9. I MUST share this with my sister!! She's going to love this recipe!

    Thanks soooo much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Don't forget to stop by this evening and link up your newest creations! :)

  10. That poem is freaking awesome!! But those brownies, holy cow!! They look sinfully delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!!