Say “Thank You” With Peppermint Brownies

To thank some new coworkers, I made one of my favorite desserts — peppermint brownies. Since I love baking and cooking, this was the best way for me to show my appreciation for their kindness a la a homemade touch.

I first tasted these little bites of heaven at a book group gathering. They were incredible, and instantly reminded me of a childhood mint brownie from a  family-owned bakery in my hometown community. These brownies are delicious and look equally as good. They’re not difficult to make, but they are a bit time consuming. So don’t plan to bake them 30 minutes before you need them.

So the next time you want to do something nice for someone (or even yourself), bake a batch of these peppermint brownies. They’re the perfect, “thank you.”

Peppermint Brownies

Bottom Layer

1 can (16 oz.) Hershey’s syrup

1 cup flower

1 cup sugar

1 stick of butter (room temperature)

4 eggs

Preheat the oven to 350-degrees. Spray a 9″ x 13″ pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Mix all ingredients together until combined and then spread into the pan. Bake for about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

Middle Layer

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 Tbsp. milk

2 Tbsp. butter (softened)

Peppermint extract

Green food coloring

Mix all ingredients together and spread evenly over the cooled bottom layer. Let it harden.

Top Layer

1/2 cup chocolate chips

3 Tbsp. butter

Melt chocolate chips and butter together on the stove. Spread over hardened middle layer. Let top layer cool. Slice and eat!

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