Peppermint Patty Brownie Bites Recipe Peppermint Patty Brownie Bites is just the treat you need at the end of a long day. Chocolate and mint can make anything better. Ingredients For the Brownies: 1 cup salted butter, melted 1 cup dutch processed cocoa, like hershey's special dark 2 cups granulated sugar 4 large eggs 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 12 ounces hot fudge sauce For the Peppermint Patty Filling: 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk 5 1/2 cups powdered sugar 2 teaspoons peppermint extract For the Chocolate Coating: 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening Directions For the Brownies: Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 48 mini muffin tins with nonstick spray. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the dark cocoa and melted butter. Stir in sugar until combined. Stir in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. Stir in vanilla. Fold in flour JUST until you no longer see flour streaks in the batter. Gently fold in hot fudge sauce. Spoon batter into prepared tins and bake for 7-10 minutes until brownies are done. Remove from oven and let cool in pans for about 5 minutes, then carefully remove to a wire rack to cool completely. For the Peppermint Patty Filling: In a large bowl, stir together sweetened condensed milk, powdered sugar, and peppermint extract until smooth. Spoon on top of each brownie bite and let sit for about an hour. For the Chocolate Coating: In a microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate and shortening for about 2 minutes, stopping to stir every 30 seconds until smooth. Carefully dip tops of brownies into the chocolate, letting excess drip off. Let chocolate sit and harden before serving. 1