Peppermint brownies...these brownies are for my love.
My dude LOVES mint. I grow a little pot of it for him on the window sill during the winter months, and I contain it to a pot in the garden during the summer. If I really need to kiss up to him, I make him a mint julep.
Needless to say, peppermint patties are almost always in our freezer. The fact that they made heart shaped peppermint patties for Valentine's Day this year makes me so happy. Maybe they made them last year, but somehow, they missed my annual Valentine's Day Candy Review post.
Anyway, we have them this year, and we have already eaten an entire bag. They're so cute! Sometimes heart-shaped candy doesn't always turn out like you would hope, but these heart peppermint patties are perfectly cute!
If you're new here, I make brownies for two people in a 9" bread loaf pan. You can slice it in half for two generous bakery-sized brownies, or slice it into 3 pieces and share the last piece.
These peppermint brownies for two are probably the richest brownies on my site (besides the Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies) because of the ganache/ chocolate glaze poured on top. I love the ganache, though, because it has a little peppermint extract. There's a small amount of peppermint extract in the brownies, too.
The brownies have just the right amount of mint! They're the perfect balance of vanilla, mint and chocolate. (I happen to be a big fan of the vanilla mint flavor combo, and if you're with me, try my Vanilla Mint Marshmallows). If you're just a mint freak and have leftover candy canes from Christmas still (we do, too), then make my small batch peppermint bark recipe!
So, here's the drill: press 6 peppermint patties into the surface of my standard brownies for two recipe, and bake them. While the brownies cool, make the chocolate glaze. I like to cool the brownies in the fridge so the glaze firms up as soon as it hits the surface (it's not entirely necessary, though!). After your pour the glaze on top, press 6 more peppermint patties on top. Yes, these are rich.
You can make these all year with regular round peppermint patties, too! But we all know that heart-shaped things are better than non-heart shaped things.
For the glaze:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 838Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 155mgSodium: 330mgCarbohydrates: 107gFiber: 5gSugar: 76gProtein: 9g