For over two weeks, I have been trying to make peppermint paddy brownies. They’re going to be the perfect blend of a brownie base with a creamy peppermint layer, topped with chocolate frosting.
The first time I tried to make them, I opened the cupboard only to realize I didn’t have any brownie mix. And since the brownie foundation is key…yeah, I never made them. Then the next attempt there were no eggs. And then today, when it seemed for sure that the stars had aligned, I realized I was out of powdered sugar.
But by that point, I had already started baking the brownies. So I improvised.
Friends, these are not peppermint paddy brownies. But they aren’t half bad.
Actually, they’re very, very good.
I’m calling them “Don’t lay a finger on my Gluten Free Butterfinger Brownies”
See, the necessary ingredient for these…BROWNIES…came about from a SWEET gift I found on my door.
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But first, back to those brownies!
I baked the Betty Crocker gluten free brownies according to the box and let them cool. Then I took four mini Butterfinger bars (left over from Halloween) and crushed them with my meat tenderizer. I sprinkled the crumbs over the cooled brownies, covering it 90%. Then I stuck the pan back in the oven on broil and kept a CLOSE eye on them. Once the Butterfinger had melted I pulled them out and let them cool.
Not to toot my own horn, but… TOOT TOOT ! These brownies are good. The brownie layer is thick and fudgy and the top Butterfinger layer is crispy and buttery. Mmmmm
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