Peppermint Brownies For Two

4 TBSP butter 1/2 cup + 1 TBSP granulated sugar 1/4 cup + 2 TBSP cocoa powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp peppermint extract 1 large egg 1/4 cup flour 6 peppermint patties

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, sugar and cocoa powder.

Microwave for 30 seconds on HIGH. Stir, and microwave for another 30 seconds on HIGH.

Stir the mixture well, and then add the salt, vanilla and peppermint extract. Stir for 1 min to cool the mixture.

Next, add in the egg, and stir until its incorporated. Finally, add the flour, and stir for 50 strokes!

Spread batter into a prepared pan, and place the peppermint patties on top. Bake for 23 min at 325F. The surface of the brownies is shiny when done and starting to crack. Cool brownies in the fridge.

For the glaze: 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 tsp coconut oil 3 drops peppermint extract 6 peppermint patties

Make the glaze by combining chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small bowl, and microwave in 20-sec pulses until smooth and melted. Careful not to burn it.

Stir peppermint extract into the glaze, and pour it on top of the chilled brownies. Immediately press the 6 peppermint patties on top. Slice and serve.