Tuesday with Dorie is Here! Brrrrrr-ownies!

Dorie Greenspan OUT DID herself with this recipe! Karen of Welcome to Our Crazy Blessed Life picked this week's baking adventure and I would like to say: I have NEVER tasted a brownie like this . . . ever! The peppermint patty chunks come screaming out of the chocolate.

The Peppermint Patty commercials have nothing on this brownie. The mood was set . . . CHOCOLATE. I opened my cupboards and started pulling out the good stuff; bittersweet, unsweetened, and semi-sweet chocolates, half a bag of dark chocolate Dove hearts, a bag of miniature Peppermint Patties and then stopped, rifled through the growing pile and made final decisions. First, 3 ounces bittersweet and 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate. I know Dorie asks for unsweetened instead of semi-sweet but Dorie promotes alterations. The add-ins? Well of course the Peppermint Patty chunks (maybe my cup was more like 1 1/4 cups) AND Dove dark chocolate hearts chopped into 4Th's (about 1/3 cup worth).

The batter was hardly enough to cover all the candy!

The gooey, decadent brownies came out of the oven, filling the whole kitchen and living room with a delicious chocolaty aroma.
I nibbled on a corner piece while still warm because, of course, the baker "always" makes sure the end product is up to par for everyone else.

Tuesday with Dorie was another sweet success. If you would like the recipe, go to Karen's blog and while you are there, check out how great her brownies turned out. In fact, don't stop there . . . now go to Tuesday with Dorie's baker list and be amazed over how many different ways a single recipe can be made unique.


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