Mint Filled Brownie Cupcakes



I have a confession to make.  I've never made brownies from scratch.  I know, it's shameful, being a baking enthusiast and all.  I just never thought anything could actually top that giant box of Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate brownie mix at Costco!

If only I had known how easy they are to make.  I mean really easy.  Only one bowl required!


Just melt a stick of butter and 8 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate over a double boiler  in the microwave.


Whisk in sugar and salt.


Add eggs and whisk again.


Whisk in cocoa powder and flour until just blended.

See how easy that is?



To make the Mint-Filled Brownie Cupcakes, unwrap 12 mini York Peppermint Patties.


Put one tablespoon of batter in the bottom of 12 lined cupcake tins.
Top with one peppermint patty.
Top that with the remaining batter.

How easy is that?


Bake at 350 degrees and Voila!  
The peppermint fills the brownie cupcake with a delightful surprise!

You can find the recipe on Martha's website HERE!  
(Just follow my instructions for making cupcakes instead of brownies in a pan.)


This recipe was our January assignment for the Martha Stewart's Cupcakes Club.
Baking through her Cupcakes book has been so much fun!  Feel free to join us!
Just check out the club website HERE!



Up next:  February 15 - Raspberry Marble Cheesecakes!

Thanks To Rebecca at The Baking Sisters for this month's pick!







Comments

Wow, these are gorgeous and I want one! I love peppermint patties in brownies. These would hit the spot for sure. :)
Mint brownies are my weakness! I love this idea! Congrats on making homemade brownies finally, easy as heck, eh? :)
Rebecca said…
Yours look beautiful! Although I have made lots of scratch brownies, that brownie mix is amazing! Thanks for baking along.
Ms Jelena said…
They look amazing!!! I've only discovered choc mint recently and I love it! xx


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Those look AMAZING! I'm pinning them right now and making them next week ;)
Mercy, mercy me...these look scrumptious! I make a mint chocolate chip cookie that also very good. Something about the combo of mint and chocolate. Lovely photos too. -- Joann
Julie said…
HI! Love how you cupcakes look! Great pictures. I will find a new choice for April. Thanks.
Cindy said…
Glad your cupcakes were a success. They do look yummy.
Yummy! I love the inside...please stop over and share at my new party:

http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/01/mix-it-up-monday.html

I hope to see you soon :)
Nikki Monet said…
Yes, please!! These look delicious. I have got to try this. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2012/01/bedazzle-me-monday-16.html

Have a great week!!
Heather Rae said…
Oh my goodness! Those look so good! I host a Monday link party and would love for you to join me with this yummy recipe at http://anoriginalbelle.blogspot.com/2012/01/make-it-yourself-monday-11-link-up.html

Wishing you a wonderful Monday!
Mejia Mamma said…
YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!! Pinning this guy for sure!
Unknown said…
I now know what to do with those leftover peppermint patties we have from Christmas, yum!
Winnie said…
I've never tried mint-chocolate muffins, and these look soooooooo delicious.
I love it
Libby said…
So yummy! I wish I had one right now. And, I love your photographs. :-)

(Stopping by from Everything Under the Moon)
Unknown said…
oh man, I so want to try this, I think mint chocolate is the best combination ever.
Okay, I need one of these right now. Heavenly!
Yowser! these look amazing! Brownies are so easy to make, it's true, but I still do love the Ghiradelli triple chocolate mix from Costco sometimes! :)
I may try this idea with my homemade peppermint patties. I just can't resist anything in cupcake form.
Becky McNeer said…
gorgeous photos! makes me want to jump in and grab 'em! please link them to Foodie Friday Hope to see you there!
Quinn said…
YUM! Can't wait to try these..
Anonymous said…
I must try these, they sound so good!

Thanks for linking up to Friday Food on Momtrends.com!
yumm!! i love the mint/chocolate combo-Tiffany@vintagemarigold.wordpress.com
Miz Helen said…
Oh my, I just love York Patties and these brownies will just be awesome, I can't wait to make them. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen
YUM! These look and sound AMAZING! I love brownies! Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday Talent Show! I hope to see you again next week!
-Nikki
Chef in Training
http://www.chef-in-training.com
Kati said…
These look delicious....nothing like mint and chocolate to make the day better!!!
Jenn said…
I have been loving peppermint patties lately. I love how fresh they leave your mouth feeling! By the way, I have a great cookbook giveaway going on right now if you would like to enter? http://eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com/2012/01/rush-hour-recipes-review-and-cookbook.html
Sarah E. said…
Wow! My goodness - beautiful pictures :)

Stopping by from Tues at the Table.
Unknown said…
the picture is just JUMPING off the page, fantastic!
Six Sisters said…
These look like they would melt in your mouth! So YUMMY! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday and share more of your recipes! -The Sisters
Kelsey said…
Wow, saw these on Jane Cooks (Jane Deere)'s Fusion Fridays and holy cow they look delicious! While I have made brownies from scratch before, I am still in the Ghiradelli's from Costco camp... but maybe these can change my mind!
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