The best dessert for a holiday cocktail party? Something indulgent and chocolatey that can be made in advance.
This brownie recipe is perfect because it incorporates the festive flavor of mint and can be made the night before a party. To make the celebration even more sweet, I'll fill bowls with red and green M&Ms.
For the brownie recipe, read more. 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for pan Makes 16.
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
25 small (1 1/2 inch) peppermint patties
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for pan