Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownies



***NOTE: this post is from Dec. 2012***

Greetings all.
I know it's been a while...December is so busy.

Then horrible things happen and you just don't
have the heart for posting light-hearted things
about decorations or brownies or anything.

But sometimes there is comfort in doing normal things.
For me, that is some therapeutic baking.

So, I cried and I baked a bunch this weekend.


I wanted to share these delectable brownies with you.

I found these Andes Peppermint Crunch
baking chips and KNEW we were gonna be BFFs!

So, put on your apron, and bake your little heart out.


Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownies
·         5 oz {approx. ¾ cup} semi-sweet or dark chocolate morsels
·         5 oz {see previous ingredient J} milk chocolate morsels
·         1/3 cup butter
·         1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
·         ½ tsp baking soda
·         ¼ tsp salt
·         1 cup sugar
·         3 eggs
·         2 tsp pure vanilla
·         6 oz Andes peppermint crunch bits {approx. 1 cup}
·         Additional ½ - ¾ cup mixed chocolate morsels
Preheat oven to 350°.
Melt the 2 – 5 oz portions of chocolate and butter in a small bowl in the microwave {medium power for 1 minute, stir, repeat until smooth}. Set aside to cool. You could also do this on the stove if you prefer. Be careful not to over heat.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.  Stir together with a wire whisk and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, eggs and vanilla.  Add chocolate mixture, mix well. Add flour mixture and mix until combined.
Stir in peppermint bits and remaining chocolate morsels.
Pour into a greased 13X9 pan.  Bake 30-35 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out almost clean.
 

Did you know that using a plastic knife to cut your
brownies will help you cut them more smoothly?
No joke.

I never woulda believed it myself, but, it's true.

I hope you are enjoying your family and lovin' them up right now.
Hold them tight and make as many wonderful memories as you can.

Have a Very Merry Christmas!


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10 comments:

  1. Kelly- Those sound amazing AND good AND decadent! Yum. Thanks-xo Diana

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  2. Glad to have you back in the blogging world. I felt exactly the same way about my usual lighthearted posts. I had to publish a rather cathartic piece earlier this week, before trying again today.

    Your recipe & photos are fabulous... I'm starving looking at the glorious chocolate - want!! Have a lovely evening, till next time...

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  3. These look amazing. What wonderful neighbor gifts these would make:)
    Proud new follower! 11 away from 100- HUGE CONGRATS!
    Hugs, Jen @ frazzled5

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  4. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly
    Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-13.html
    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  5. Oh my word, these sound soooooooo good. I need to find those peppermint chips. Thanks so much for linking to the Holiday Baking Party. Hugs, marty

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  6. YUM! These do look delicious!! Thanks for sharing Kelly!

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  7. Just wanted to stop by to let you know that I chose to feature your recipe (that you linked up last week) for Tasty Tuesday this week! Thanks for stopping by Tasty Tuesday and hope to see you there again soon!!

    http://www.weststreetstory.com/tasty-tuesday-39/

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  8. OMG !!
    These brownies look sooooooooooooooooo GOOD
    Very rich - just the way I like them :)

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  9. Sweet Lord! These look and sound so good! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. The party will be live in an hour or two. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  10. These looks amazing! I've featured your post on Link'n Blogs #3.
    http://iputabirdonit.blogspot.com/2013/12/linkn-blogs-3-link-party.html

    Please come link up again!

    xo
    Daniela
    Put A Bird On It

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