It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve made something really chocolaty and rich to share here on my blog. Since I feel a wee bit irresponsible for not making more chocolate goodies for you, I’m making it up to you by sharing my newest chocolate brownie creation.
If you like the combination of mint and chocolate together then stick around. These brownies (in my opinion) have the perfect texture; cake like and fudgy. And the flavor is delicious – and that’s coming from someone who would normally prefer peanut butter to mint most any day of the week.
These brownies will surely fit perfectly in your holiday cookie gift boxes this year. If you don’t make cookie boxes, but are expecting to entertain guests this holiday season, then serve these up with a scoop of French Vanilla Ice cream and drizzle a little hot fudge on top – they’ll be a hit!
Instead of using mint chocolate chips in these brownies, I used Ovation Dark Mint Filled Break-A-Part candy. These scrumptious candies come in the shape of an orange and they break apart into 20 pieces. They also come in a variety of other unique flavors so you can really get creative when you bake using these.
Dark Chocolate Mint Ovation Brownies
1/2 c. margarine, melted
1 c. granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 c. dark chocolate mini chips, melted
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. baking cocoa
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. chopped Dark Chocolate Mint Ovation Candy, (1/2 c. for the batter and 1/2 c. for the topping)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8”x8” glass baking pan.
In a large bowl, add margarine, sugar, eggs, an melted chocolate dark mini chips; mix thoroughly. Add baking powder, salt, cocoa, and flour. Mix all ingredients together until blended. Fold in 1/2 c. of chopped Ovation candy.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the pan of brownies. Remove brownies from oven and immediately sprinkle remaining 1/2 c. of chopped Ovation candy on top. Cool thoroughly before cutting.
Ovation Break-A-Parts also come in Milk Chocolate Raspberry, Almond, Pumpkin Spice, Orange, and Key Lime, and Dark Chocolate Orange. Which flavor would you pick to bake with?
Candy provided by SweetWorks Candy. I was not compensated for this post and the opinions are my own.