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Fudge Peppermint Candy Brownies

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  Chocolate wafer crumbs 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Finely chopped pecans 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), toasted
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), melted
  Chocolate covered peppermint patties 10 , chopped
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Unsweetened chocolate 3 Ounce (3 squares)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2 Large, lightly beaten
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Peppermint extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Chocolate covered peppermint patties 14 , halved

Line a 9" square pan with foil, allowing foil to extend over ends of pan; grease foil.
Stir together first 3 ingredients; press into prepared pan.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle chopped peppermint patties over warm crust.
While crust is baking, combine 1/2 cup butter and chocolate squares in a glass bowl.
Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until butter melts; stir until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.
Stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla, and peppermint extract.
Add flour and salt; stir well.
Pour over crust.
Bake at 350° for 33 minutes.
Remove from oven, and immediately sprinkle with halved peppermint patties.
Bake 2 1/2 more minutes.
Remove from oven, and let cool 1 minute.
Spread and swirl softened patties over brownies. (Don't wait too long before swirling or candy may be too firm to spread.)
Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
Lift brownies out of pan; cut into squares.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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