York peppermint brownies

We recently celebrated my bro’s birthday and I decided as part of his gift to test out my newly-acquired baking skills.

If you know Chad, you know that his favorite candy in the entire world is York Peppermint Patties only to be followed closely by Jr. Mints.

The guy loves a minty-chocolate combo.

So… I found this recipe for York Peppermint Patty Brownies. They were pretty darn good! These brownies are super chewy and the top layer gets pretty flaky and crispy.

They were interesting. Different than brownies I typically gravitate to; doughy and soft throughout. These brownies had many different layers to them. YUM!

Well, It took me two tries to event bake the things correctly.

On my first attempt, I left out three ingredients and it was too late to try and fix it so the batter just sat there, in a dish. I didn’t even try to bake them because the batter tasted so crappy.

But by the second attempt, they worked out just fine.

Here’s the recipe for you try. With the Christmas season just around the corner these may be a fun one to try out at your holiday parties!

Happy baking!

This recipe is from Hershey’s.com. Instead of Hershey’s Cocoa, I use Ghiradelli but really any cocoa will work.

  • 24 small (1-1/2 inch) YORK Peppermint Patties
  • 1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. 1 Heat oven to 350°F.(325°F. for glass baking dish). Remove wrappers from peppermint patties. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. 2 Stir together butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Add eggs; beat until well blended. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; blend well. Reserve 2 cups batter. Spread remaining batter in prepared pan. Arrange peppermint patties about 1/2 inch apart in single layer over batter. Spread reserved 2 cups batter over patties.
  3. 3 Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack; cut into squares. About 36 brownies.

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