Who says "bar" cookes have to be rectangular? For a fun presentation, cut these ultrarich brownies with a 2" round cutter. The scraps make great nibbling.
1 cup butter or margarine
4 (1-ounce) unsweetened chocolate squares
4 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2 cup coarsely crushed hard peppermint candies (about 20)
2 teaspoons powdered sugar
How to Make It
Melt butter and chocolate in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth; let cool.
Beat eggs at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes; gradually add 2 cups sugar, beating well. Add melted chocolate, flour, and next 3 ingredients; beat well. Stir in peppermint candy. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13" x 9" pan.
Bake at 350° for 32 to 33 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars; sprinkle with powdered sugar.