My sister and I love chocolate and peppermint, and we love baking. It started with some brownies, and creme de menthe. Then we just kept adding as many peppermint-y things as we could. Usually I make these brownies with a Betty Crocker brownie box or two, but this time I figured I'd try my hand at a real from-scratch recipe.
Step 1: Gather ALL the things!
Brownie Batter Things:
1.5 lbs Dark Baking Chocolate
1 lb Butter
1 tsp Salt
2 lbs Sugar
1/8 cup Vanilla Extract
1/8 cup Creme de Menthe
8 oz Flour
1 Bag York Peppermint Patties (must be York!)
2 Bags Peppermint Candies (the red and white ones)
2 Tubs of Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Frosting (or Vanilla)
Step 2: Melting Pot
Set up a double-boiler, if you can. A metal pot or bowl over another pot with boiling water. Use the double-boiler to melt the butter and the baking chocolate.
Don't forget to stir it up!
Step 3: Alkyhauls
When the chocolate and butter are all melt-y and gooey, remove it from the heat.
Slowly stir in the vanilla extract and creme de menthe.
Step 4: Mix Mix Mix Mix
While the chocolate is melting, put the eggs and sugar into a large bowl! Mix it slowly, but don't overmix! Just enough to muddle things.
Then, slowly pour the melted chocolate mixed with extracts into the bowl with the eggs and sugar. Not too fast, or the eggs will scramble! Stir slowwwwwly.
Carefully add and stir in the flour and salt. Again, very slowly. Mix mix mix it all up!