Peppermint Patty Brownies

Perfect for any holiday cookie assortment, these brownies are so rich, fudgy, pepperminty cool and decadent that nobody will ever believe they came from the grill!  You will definitely want to make a second pan for yourself if you are planning on giving them away.  Here’s a little secret — they’re even better if you keep them in the fridge

Peppermint Patty Brownie

Peppermint Patty Brownies

Makes 24 (2-inch) brownies

Brownie batter:
1 cup flour
2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, cut into 8 pieces
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Peppermint patty filling:
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/4 cup flour

Chocolate glaze:
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
6 tablespoon butter

Set up grill for indirect cooking over medium heat and stabilize temperature at 350°F. Spray 9″x 13″ foil pan (metal baking pan) with cooking spray and set aside.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.  In a double-boiler, melt together the chocolate and butter, stirring occasionally.  Transfer chocolate to a large mixing bowl and stir in the sugar, eggs, vanilla and peppermint extracts.  Stir in the flour mixture until just combined.  Spread into prepared pan.

For peppermint patty: Beat together the cream cheese and sugar in a small mixing bowl.  Beat in the egg and peppermint extract until combined, and then beat in the flour. Dollop over brownie batter, then swirl in with a knife or spatula.

Place foil pan in a second foil pan for stability and insulation.  Place on hot grill away from heat.  Cover and grill/bake 20 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted 2-inches from the edge of the pan come away almost clean.  Rotate pan halfway through baking.  Remove from grill and cool completely.

For chocolate glaze: melt together the chocolate and butter in a double boiler, stirring until combined.  Pour over cooled brownie.  Chill in refrigerator until set.

Cheers and Happy Grilling!
– Jeff

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