My friend and I are having a Twilight movie marathon tomorrow in anticipation of next weekend's release of the new Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn Part 1. So, I decided to make dessert...something chocolate of course. We are both stay-at-home moms and this is going to be our "mental health day." The dads and kids will be at one house while we will be watching the movie in quiet and peace at the other. Anyway....
I decided brownies were a must and I have never made brownies from scratch. I started searching through my cookbooks and found this recipe, Peppermint Cheescake Brownies, that sounded promising. (Not only is it online, but I found it in my Cooking Light Cooking through the Seasons cookbook.)
This was an easy recipe to put together and, about 45 minutes later - start to finish, the result was yummy. I love peppermint and chocolate together. That's probably why my favorite drink from Starbucks is the peppermint mocha. The brownies are a bit dense - not heavy though - and gooey/chewy but good flavors. However, I did not have a 9 x 9 pan, so I used a 9 x 13 pan. Definitely use the 9 x 9 pan as called for. My brownies came out a bit thin.
Did I enjoy it? Yes. (I will let you know if my friend liked them as well.) She did! They were pretty good.
Would I recommend it? So far, yes. But I will make that final determination once I make them again in the right sized pan.
Will I make it again? Yes, I will but I will try them in the 9 x 9 pan as opposed to the 9 x 13 pan.
UPDATE!!! I made these again and used an 8 x 8 pan. They were much much much better!!!!
If you make it, let me know what you think!