Peppermint Patty Brownies

  • 1 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup Equal Exchange Baking Cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 (13 oz.) package chocolate-covered peppermint patties

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In mixing bowl cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt, add to creamed mixture and mix well. Spread about 2/3 of the batter in a greased 13 X 9 inch baking pan. Arrange peppermint patties over top. Carefully spread remaining batter over patties. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until edges begin to pull away from sides of pan and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (top will appear uneven.) Cool completely before cutting (if you can wait that long!) These brownies freeze well and taste especially good when warmed up in the microwave for a few seconds!

From Laurie Flarity-White, promoter of small farmers through the UMCOR Coffee Project with First United Methodist Church in Wenatchee, Washington, and promoter of solar cars.

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