It has been sooooo hot here that I couldn't bear to turn on the oven last week so I skipped the Tuesdays with Dorie's Tarte Noire. This morning I got up bright and early so that I was melting chocolate for this week's pick, Brrrr-ownies, by 8:00 am.
Chocolate is such a wonderful food by itself that I'm reluctant to add something to it unless I'm positive that it will be an enhancement. I like mint with chocolate, and I was optimistic that York Peppermint Patties would make already wonderful brownies even better.
The first time I made these I couldn't find any York Peppermint Pattie Bites so I cut up the regular-sized patties. I'd say that that wasn't a huge success. We ate all of the brownies, of course, but I wanted to try them again with the bite-sized mints. Unfortunately, we couldn't find them anywhere. Rich did find York Peppermint Pieces which are sort of M&Ms with a mint filling. I must admit to being skeptical of the color: in my mind, the only blue things that should go into my mouth are blueberries!
But I baked them up and let them cool before I turned them out onto a board.
The bottom looked like a Renoir painting!
I'm not sure that the brownies are better with the mint, but they are tasty.