I have to admit that when Karen of Welcome to Our Crazy Blessed Life picked these for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie, I had no idea what to expect. Were they made with ice cream? Were they plunged in the freezer when they first came out of the oven? Was Dorie cold when she named them?
None of the above. These brownies contain York Peppermint Patties, and their cool flavor is the chill the name implies. I bought a bag of the small patties and made a double recipe in a 9x13 pan. I followed the instructions carefully and this is what I got:
Craters. My brrrr-ownies had craters. Or more accurately, they looked like gophers attacked them from underneath due to the stickage on the buttered heavy duty foil. I advised my Twitter buddies to butter their foil to the extreme and they decided to go with parchment instead, which was a smart solution. They were delicious and addictively chewy, but I wanted to go in another direction with them.
On the next version I made of these, I replaced the York Peppermint Patties with chopped Skor bars and declared them Skor-ies. M. says I should patent them but I explained that I don't own the rights to the Skor name, and these are Dorie Greenspan's brownies, not my creation.
The Skor-ies turned out fantastic...they were chewy like the brrrr-ownies and had hidden pockets of chewy toffee. We liked them a lot, better than the brrr-ownies. Lining the pan with parchment solved the sticking problem and made it much easier to enjoy every last bit of this delicious treat.
Thanks, Karen for a great pick. If you'd like the recipe, Karen has it for you here. And it's her 1,000th post, so please stop by and congratulate her on an amazing accomplishment!