Mint Chocolate Brownies…and a Giveaway!

by doughmesstic on December 18, 2013

in brownies, chocolate, desserts, Giveaways, Recipes, Snacks, Sponsored

Day Five of my 12 Days of Giveaways is here…and are you ever in for a treat!

Today I am offering up one of the most gorgeous pieces of culinary craftsmanship…a Boos Board by John Boos!

But first…Mint Chocolate Brownies.

mint brownies

If you know me at all, you know I have an affinity for fudgy brownies.  I never, ever want to hear “cake like” when it comes to a brownie.  If I wanted something to be cake like, I would make a cake. Like.  If I want brownies, I want something thick and chewy, full of fudgy goodness and almost to the point of Did she cook these all the way? gooiness.

Yes, indeed.

I made these holiday ready with the addition of mint, and more precisely, York Peppermint Patties and Hershey Mint Chips.  As you are probably aware, I do a lot of work with Hershey’s, and I am thrilled to have such good friends there that keep me in supplies.

If you’ve not tried the Hershey’s Mint Chips for baking, I highly recommend you do.  Not overly powerful (in fact, I added mint extract to really punch it up), but subtle and smooth.  I also added in some of the new Hershey’s Spreads.

Helloooo, gorgeous.

Hershey’s Spreads are brand new, and I’ve had my hand on them for about a month now.  There are three varieties, but for my brownies, I used the Chocolate Spread versus the Chocolate Almond or Chocolate Hazelnut.  Think peanut butter consistency, but total chocolate goodness, and there you have it.  Perfect on a cracker, a pretzel, an orange slice – or of course, in a brownie.

I’m sure you won’t have too much trouble figuring out what to do with yours.

mint-brownies

Mint Chocolate Brownies

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45-55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
  • Yield: 16-20 Brownies

Ingredients

  • 10 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 ounces Hershey’s Mint Chocolate Chips
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Mint Extract
  • 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 4 cut up York Peppermint Patties
  • 1/4 cup Hershey’s Chocolate Spread 

     

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper long enough to hang over on two sides, making it easier to remove from pan once baked. Spray pan and paper.
  2. In small saucepot over medium heat, or in the microwave, melt chocolate and butter until smooth. Allow to cool slightly.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs, vanilla and red food coloring with the sugar. Slowly add in chocolate mixture until well combined.
  4. In small bowl, sift together cocoa, salt and flour. Add mixture to rest of batter. Do not over mix.
  5. Stir Peppermint Patties and Hershey’s Spread into batter until evenly mixed.
  6. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
  7. Bake 45-55 minutes, or until just set and toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool. Enjoy!

The Giveaway

Walnut Chopping Block - Non-ReversibleAs I mentioned, I have a gorgeous John Boos Board to offer one of you.  You can get a glimpse of it in the brownie photos, but kids, it’s just too good looking to capture in a photo.  Solid walnut, and thick thick thick, this beauty retails for over $300.  It’s almost too pretty to cut anything on…in fact, I leave mine sitting atop my stove, just so I can look at it.

I want you to have one, too.

Tell me you want it?  Tell me here and you’ll be entered to win it.  Plus, if you’ll share a link to this post tagging @doughmesstic, then return here to leave a separate comment, you’ll be entered TWICE.

So get on it!

Disclaimer:  Hershey’s sponsored this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Contest open until December 25 at 11:59pm EST.  Winner will be notified via email provided on December 27.  US Addresses only, please.  Good luck!

{ 98 comments… read them below or add one }

AmyRuth December 19, 2013 at 11:58 am

Done and Merry Christmas – It’s beautiful

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Meredith December 19, 2013 at 1:39 pm

I would like to win this! Thank you for the chance!

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Blessie Nelson December 19, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Now that’s a board that is going keep my kitchen and chopping happy!

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Blessie Nelson December 19, 2013 at 3:53 pm
Mariaelena Dominguez December 19, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Yes please!!

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Mariaelena Dominguez December 19, 2013 at 6:02 pm
Mahdi December 19, 2013 at 6:32 pm

This is a gorgeous cutting board! I can’t emphasize how much I would love to use it!

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Terri B December 20, 2013 at 12:59 am

I would love to win this!

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Caroline December 20, 2013 at 9:04 am

I’ve always ooohed and aaahed over Boos boards! I am with you…if I owned one, I’d probably put it on display and continue ooohing and aaahing! ;)

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Caroline December 20, 2013 at 9:06 am

I tweeted! :)

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AmyRuth December 20, 2013 at 10:03 am

Mmmmm good morning! Chocolate mint brownie breakfast and…… winnning :”)

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Leif Eriksen December 20, 2013 at 11:50 am

I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance.

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Leif Eriksen December 20, 2013 at 11:52 am
sara December 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm

So, so pretty! I would love to cut up veggies on this beauty! :)

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carol December 20, 2013 at 12:59 pm

What a beauty for prep and display! LOVE IT!

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S.Lynn December 20, 2013 at 2:58 pm

It would look great on my new kitchen island. Thanks for the chance!

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Ashley H December 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm

I want it :).

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Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the King December 20, 2013 at 9:13 pm

I would love to win!

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Kelly D December 20, 2013 at 11:07 pm

I would love to win this. Thank you!

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Kelster December 21, 2013 at 2:03 am
Jenn L. December 21, 2013 at 9:32 am

Love this, I love using cutting boards in pictures :) (and for like, you know, cutting things…)

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Brenda C. December 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm

This is gorgeous! I would be tempted to just look at it too :)

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sharonjo December 21, 2013 at 6:50 pm

What a gorgeous cutting board. I would so love to win it and give it to my nephew as a housewarming gift. He just bought his first home and has a cutting board on his “wish list.” I could never afford to buy him one this nice, but if I won it, it would definitely go to him. Thank you so much for the chance!! Merry Christmas

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sharonjo December 21, 2013 at 6:52 pm
Linda Meyers Gabbard December 21, 2013 at 7:36 pm

I would love to win this AWESOME John Boos Board.

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Linda Meyers Gabbard December 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm
latanya December 21, 2013 at 9:16 pm

I really want this!

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latanya December 21, 2013 at 9:17 pm
Liza December 22, 2013 at 3:17 am

It looks very nice so of course I want it.

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Meghan Finley December 22, 2013 at 3:58 am

I want to win it!

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Meghan Finley December 22, 2013 at 4:00 am
rod jackson December 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Oh my would i LOVE

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rod jackson December 22, 2013 at 2:20 pm
David December 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I would love to win this. Thanks for the opportunity.

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David December 22, 2013 at 2:30 pm
Tabathia B December 22, 2013 at 3:37 pm

I want to win it.

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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Tabathia B December 22, 2013 at 3:38 pm
Debbie Stump December 22, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Oh how jealous my plastic cutting board would be! I would love to win the John Boos Board!

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bn100 December 22, 2013 at 8:55 pm

I want it

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Natalie yeoman December 22, 2013 at 11:36 pm

I want to win this very bad (: thank u

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Amy L December 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

I would love to win this beautiful board :)

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Amy L December 23, 2013 at 8:36 am
Amy S. December 23, 2013 at 10:21 am

That block is beautiful! I so want one for my kitchen!

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Amy @ The Nifty Foodie December 23, 2013 at 2:48 pm

That block is absolutely gorgeous! I’d love to have it in our kitchen. :-)

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Dahli P December 25, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Gorgeous! My kitchen would love one of these beautiful Boos boards!

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Susan Christy December 25, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Beautiful! Would look great in my kitchen!!!

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Sarah December 25, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Merry Christmas! I’d love to win that!

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Amber December 29, 2013 at 5:08 pm

What a gorgeous cutting board, so pretty!

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