These have to be the best brownies in our house ever! Brownies are a luxury especially when they come with a crispy top and a chewy centre. I am a total fan of Alice Medrich’s Best Cocoa Brownies and these days steer clear of recipes which add lots of chocolate. Why add chocolate when you can get the real hit from cocoa?
I’ve always had a thing for After Eights so adding them into my favourite brownie mix could have only one of two outcomes: heaven or hell. Hallelujah, it was heaven.
You can use your favourite brownie recipe to achieve these minty treats. Proceed by making your brownie batter as per your recipe. Spread half of the batter into your prepared baking tray. Now add a single layer of After Eights (or other mint thins) over it. Then top with the remaining brownie batter – what a sandwich combination! Bake as usual.
I’ll say it before and I’ll say it again, the results are stunning. The mint thins add another dimension to the brownie. When they are still a little warm, it gives an unctuous gooey surprise in the middle of a chewy brownie. When cold, it gives a bite to each chewy morsel.