Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's a wonderful slice!

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OK, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Years (and years) ago, when I first met my husband (to be) he loved York Peppermint Patties. He loved them so much that, every afternoon, at breaktime, he'd run down to the cafeteria and buy a York. Every day!

Now, even as the reigning Carbdiva, I know that everything is best in moderation. The peppermint patties are no longer a daily part of his diet, but once in a while I'll bake a pan of these brownies for him -- for old time's sake.

York Sensational Brownies
1 1/2 cups butter
3 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
5 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup Hershey's cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
24 small (1 1/2 inch) York Peppermint Patties, unwrapped

 Heat oven to 350°F.(325°F. for glass baking dish). Remove wrappers from peppermint patties. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

Stir together butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Add eggs; beat until well blended. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; blend well. Reserve 2 cups batter. Spread remaining batter in prepared pan. Arrange peppermint patties about 1/2 inch apart in single layer over batter. Spread reserved 2 cups batter over patties.

Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack; cut into squares. About 36 brownies.

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