Fudgy Peppermint Brownies

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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.

Editor's favorite

Yield:

2 dozen

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.

Note:

Christmas with Southern Living 2004

May 2004
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