2 dozen

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.

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How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter and chocolate in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth; let cool.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 32 to 33 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Christmas with Southern Living 2004

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