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Aug 13, 2018

Peppermint Patty Brownie Bites

These Peppermint Patty Brownie Bites stuffed with York Peppermint Patties are such a fun treat!

Peppermint Patty Brownie Bites

Peppermint Patties are on my list of favorite candies. Chocolate and mint are pretty much a perfect paring.

These little brownie bites are pretty easy to make and the minty white filling looks so pretty in the middle of these brownies. If you have little kids in your life, you should make these, because they will love them.

When I first started posting recipes, one of my first desserts was (were?) these Twix Candy Bar Brownies. I recently made them again, and decided that, even though they were stuffed with candy, they weren't just another "surprise inside" dessert fad... same with these brownies. They're really good.

The brownies surrounding the peppermint patties are more cake-like than gooey, which is better to surround the candy when it melts in the oven. When you make these, be sure to let them sit in the pan to cool at least two hours, long enough for the candies to set up. Otherwise the middles will pour out, and you will have hollow brownies.

York Peppermint Patty Brownie Bites

This month, the Baking Bloggers, hosted by Sue and Wendy, are making brownies and bars. I've seen some previews of everyone's desserts. You will want to check them out after the recipe for these Peppermint Patty brownies.

brownies, Peppermint
Yield: 36 brownies

Peppermint Patty Brownie Bites


  • 4 ounces coarsely chopped unsweetened chocolate
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 ounces (1 cup) unbleached all purpose flour
  • 16 (1 1/2 inch) York Peppermint Patties, unwrapped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F with a rack in the middle. 
  2. Line an 8 inch by 8 inch cake pan with foil, leaving some of the foil overhanging the edges of the pan. Spray the foil with spray oil. 
  3. In a medium bowl, microwave the chocolate and butter at 50% power for one minute increments, stirring in between each time. When the butter is fully melted, keep stirring until the chocolate is melted. Let the mixture cool slightly before adding the rest of the ingredients. 
  4. Whisk in the sugar, and then add the eggs, vanilla, and salt. Fold in the flour until just mixed in. 
  5. Spread half of the brownie mixture into the pan, and place the candies evenly over the top of the batter in a 4x4 pattern. Spread the rest of the batter over the top of the candies to completely cover. 
  6. Bake the brownies for 30 minutes. Cool the brownies in the pan for 2 hours on a wire rack before cutting. 

Surprise inside Peppermint Brownies #brownies #chocolate

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  1. Oh my, Karen, I would be afraid to have these in the house. Definitely a recipe to take to a party or potluck so I only eat one of them instead of one pan of them LOL.

    1. Same thing with me! Thank goodness I can take them to work.

  2. What a dreamy combo! There's nothing like a peppermint patty...except for a peppermint patty tucked inside of a yummy brownie!!!

  3. Now that's a cool treat to find in my brownie, yum!

  4. These peppermint brownies are on my to do list and these look absolutely divine!

  5. Somehow this post escaped me! What a nice idea... I made cookies once with those Alpine choc thingies and they turned out delicious, but these brownies... WOW!

    that is taking the mint to the perfect level!


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