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Peppermint Patty Brownie Bites


I have a confession to make.

These didn’t exactly turn out the way I hoped. I like to call them one of my semi-successful recipes. They taste incredible. But looks? Not so good.

Everything was going beautifully till I put them in the oven. The timer went off, I took a peak, decided they needed a couple more minutes, closed the oven door, and walked away.

I sat down at my computer and got sucked into internet land. The smell of burning mint brought me back to reality. Yikes!

Good news is you can make these the correct way 🙂 They’re super easy.

First you want to take your favorite brownie mix. It can be a box version, or your favorite from scratch recipe. I felt like keeping things easy and bought my favorite boxed brownie mix, Giradelli.

Make the brownies according to boxed directions and set aside.

Next you want to take some peppermint patties. Cut each patty into 6 small pieces. I just cut it in half crosswise then cut it in thirds lengthwise.

Layer a mini-muffin tin with liners and spoon the brownie mix into the cups. I used my melon ball scooper to make sure the size was consistent.

Next you want to add the peppermint patty pieces into the cups. I used 3-4 candy pieces per brownie bite.

Aaaaaand this is the part where I got sucked into internet land…………….


They may not look pretty, but they sure were tasty 🙂

Bake at 325 for 17 minutes. Then watch the oven like a hawk. The minute you think the candy might flow over, pull the tray out.

If anyone knows a better way to do this, I’m open to suggestions 🙂

19 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on December 10, 2010 at 7:17 am

    You know I love mint and chocolate together, so I would love these!

  2. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on December 10, 2010 at 7:37 am

    These are so cute!! I think they look great!

  3. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on December 10, 2010 at 7:57 am

    I haven’t had mint and chocolate in forever…I miss it! These look amazing. If it makes you feel any better, I did not get sucked into anything and burned a quadruple batch of caramel popcorn yesterday. Yeah, it was apparently one of those kind of days.

  4. Michele @ Healthy Cultivations said on December 10, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Brownie bites!! What a great idea! And so simple too.

  5. The Candid RD said on December 10, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I think they look amazing! So they don’t look like the picture, oh well! Taste is really all that matters 🙂 All those ingredients are perfect for the holidays and they just blend so well together. I make peppermint ice cream the other day and fell in LOVE.

  6. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on December 10, 2010 at 8:15 am

    haha oops 🙂 usually kitchen fails still taste pretty darn good though!

  7. Coffee and a Book Chick said on December 10, 2010 at 8:16 am

    I am all about Peppermint and Chocolate! YUM! I bet they made the house smell good!

  8. Liz said on December 10, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Burning and overflowing as never stopped me from enjoying little baked goods. They’re still cute!

  9. Lauren at KeepItSweet said on December 10, 2010 at 8:37 am

    they do look tasty:-) you are right, that is a great brownie mix… though my very favorite is the william sonoma brownie mix that comes in a bag – it is unbelievable

  10. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on December 10, 2010 at 8:38 am

    What if you put the patties at the bottom and then scooped brownie batter on top?

  11. Estela - Weekly Bite said on December 10, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Ooooh, good idea Samantha!

  12. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said on December 10, 2010 at 9:03 am

    They do sound tasty! You’re killing me with all of these fabulous recipes.

  13. marla {family fresh cooking} said on December 10, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Yummy girl!! These little bite look amazing. Just submitted to Stumble 🙂

  14. Anne Marie said on December 10, 2010 at 9:49 am

    These sound awesome. Maybe cut them into smaller pieces and mix in with the batter? So they don’t explode?

  15. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) said on December 10, 2010 at 11:11 am

    these look awesome AND i make these w/ prepackaged brownie dough or dough-in-a-tube (total cheaters method) and use up extra halloween/easter/holiday candy that way. Love smooshing candy into the centers of cookies/brownies. Gosh these look awesome! 🙂

  16. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) said on December 10, 2010 at 11:45 am

    These sounds YUMMY! Who doesn’t like mint and chocolate. 🙂

  17. Chicago Cuisine Critique said on December 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    They look delicious to me! Yum. 🙂

  18. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on December 10, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I’ve made peppermint brownies, which were similar to this. I used a sheet pan though and poured half the batter in the pan, layered peppermint patties as a second layer, then poured the rest of the brownie batter on top. The mint in the center was nice and gooey and a great surprise!

  19. Natalia - a side of simple said on December 10, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I don’t mind at all taking some of those off your hands 🙂