Tuesdays with Dorie: Brrrr-ownies

July 13, 2010

What’s a Brrrr-ownie? A mint brownie, of course! Specifically, it’s a rich, fudgy brownie packed with chocolate-covered mints, and it’s what Karen selected for the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers this week.

What I did:

  • I made 1/2 recipe and baked it in a 6″ round pan.
  • I used Junior Mints instead of York Peppermint Patties. Yes, I know that Dorie goes on at length about York Peppermint Patties; I used Junior Mints because they came in a 4oz package, which was just 1 oz more than I needed for my 1/2 recipe. We ate a few and the rest went in the brownies.
  • I baked my small pan for about 28 minutes.

Do you remember the Junior Mint episode of Seinfeld?

How it went: Aside from some chocolate chopping, which isn’t my favorite task, these were easy to put together. I lined the pan with foil and buttered it, but they still stuck to the foil! I could peel it off from the sides easily, but the bottom was pretty well stuck. Not baked-on stuck, but sticky-stuck. I don’t know for sure, but it seems like the melted candy made these extra-sticky.

How it tasted: My husband summed it up in a word: decadent. These were fudgy and delicious, and minty without being overpowering. But they were so darn sticky. I put half of them in the freezer to be chopped up and added to vanilla ice cream…I think they’ll be quite happy there!

Want the recipe? Look on page 103 of Baking: From My Home to Yours, or go to Karen’s blog, Welcome to Our Crazy Blessed Life; she’ll have the recipe published today.


  1. Sounds like the sticky part paid off! They look decadently-gooey and rich. Glad you were able to use the Junior Mints – I’ve seen those on a few others – I’ll have to give them a try next time!

  2. Love that plate the brownie is on-yours look delicious!

    I bet I would prefer these in ice cream as opposed to plain-what a fabulous idea!!!!

    • Whoops-the towel/napkin that the brownie is on-LOVE that!

  3. Agreed – decadent is the word. I loved these.

  4. Some people didn’t have luck with those junior mints, but it sounds like you did. I used parchment instead of foil and it worked great, no sticking. I didn’t come up with that myself, someone else told me to do it. Just in case you were thinking I was just that smart…nope. Yours look great and nice to hear they were a hit!

  5. Cute wedge of brownie. This was kind of a sloppy recipe, wasn’t it? Mine didn’t stick terribly, but the patties oozed and they looked messy. You were smart to buy a package of junior mints, it’s dangerous having extra candy around the house.

  6. like that you used junior mints- that means less chopping, right?!

  7. I’ll bet they’ll be DELICIOUS with ice cream. Now I’m wishing I made these!

  8. Yeah for Junior Mints! I used them, too! Looks good.

  9. I love Junior Mints and I like brownies, but I’m not sure about the combination. They sure look delicious though.

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