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How to Adjust Brownie Recipe?

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I made a wonderful, incredibly rich brownie recipe a few years ago. I'd love to make it again. The recipe has you pour half the batter in a 13x9 pan and then place 24 York Pepperpint patties over the batter and then cover with the rest of the batter.
The problem is that I'm not a big fan of York Peppermint patties. Is there some other candy that I could substitute? I'd thought about just using small chocolate bars, but I am concerned that it would melt too much and negatively affect the brownies. What candy would you suggest?

Here's the ingredients:
24 small Peppermint patties
1.5 cups butter, melted
3 cups sugar
1 T vanilla
5 egga
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Thanks,
alison

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  1. What about mini snickers bars? Or Heath/Skor? Milky way? make me stop................... :)

    1. If you have a Trader Joe's nearby, I'd cruise their candy aisle. For example, their chocolate coated orange sticks or raspberry sticks might work, or the chocolate covered dried cherries or other chocolate covered dried fruit. The small chocolate bars you mentioned would probably work if you cut them into small chunks, but then the chocolate would just disappear into the brownies and you wouldn't really be able to tell much difference.

      kittyfood (fka Sarah C)

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      1. re: kittyfood

        I've used ANDE's chocolate mints...I feel they have a much better consistency than Peppermint patties...I just line them up on the top of the brownies, no need to embed them...an unneeded extra step IMO

      2. I have a glorious recipe for brownies that can be modified. One great way is to add dried cherries and cherry jam and chocolate chips(1C each for a 9x14 pan). This could be layered , but mine is mixed together. For those who like walnuts they could be nice with this.