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Perfectly Peppermint Brownies


3 hours
Skill Level
24 brownies

Looking for brownies with a twist? Look no further. This easy chocolate peppermint brownie recipe brings this classic dessert to new levels. Everyone will love these chunky brownies with HERSHEY’S Cocoa and YORK Peppermint Patties!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
10 minutes
Bake Time
35 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours


  • 16 or 17 small
    YORK Peppermint Patties (1-1/2 inch)
  • 3/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2/3 cup
    butter or margarine, melted and divided
  • 1/2 cup
    boiling water
  • 2 cups
  • 2
  • 1-1/3 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    powdered sugar
  • YORK Peppermint Pattiessmall (optional)


Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
inch baking pan 13x9x2-Inch Baking Pan
knife Knife
cutting board Cutting Board
measuring cups Measuring Cups
rubber scraper Rubber Scraper
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
wire rack Wire Rack

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Unwrap and coarsely chop peppermint patties; set aside.


Stir together cocoa and baking soda in large bowl; stir in 1/3 cup butter. Add boiling water; stir until mixture thickens. Stir in sugar, eggs and remaining 1/3 cup butter; stir until smooth. Add flour, vanilla and salt; blend completely. Stir in peppermint pattie pieces. Spread in prepared pan.


Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar; cut into bars. Garnish with peppermint pattie pieces, if desired. 

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