July 16, 2010

Fresh, minty begging

I am, and always have been, in big, juicy, heart-palpitating lurve with mint and chocolate.

Graeter's Mint Chip ice cream? The stuff of dreams and tiny, big-eyed puppies. Suh-woon.

Andes Mints have always just been kind of...there. Your waiter brings them to you with your check after dinner. Your grandma carries them in her purse at church. They've been around since 1950.

They just seemed...boring.

So I probably hadn't had one in at least 10-15 years. I had kind of forgotten that there WAS mint-chocolate candy out there. (Peppermint Patties don't count, at least in my book. Yecch. I don't feel as though I'm skiing through the Alps so much as taking some waxy, vaguely-chocolatey medicine.)

But then I happened to be in a gas station recently that was selling them 5 for 9 cents. The random pricing was so very random that it piqued my interest. So I grabbed a handful.

And they were so very tasty, albeit tiny, that I decided to write an equally tiny post about how much I loved them.

So I Googled them and therein discovered there's a whole world out there of love and celebration for their awesomeness. Andes mint brownies! Andes mint drinks! Andes mint S'MORES! These are my people!

Since, as some of you know, I am a terrible cook and my kitchen cries real tears of shame, I think I'm going to have to get creative. As in, begging someone who's more of a kitchen rock star to make me some Andes mint brownies.

65 Roses for Marcia? What do you say? Just promise me you won't put goat's milk in them. Well, at least the first batch. 36x37? You know, my birthday IS coming up... :)

8 backtalk:

the grumbles said...

you had me at andes mint brownies. mmmmmmm.

Running Chatter said...

These are my favorites! I must make you my creme de' ment bars sometime. . .

Maura said...

Well it's funny you should mention it, friend, because I have just that very recipe! Your b-day wish is my command...

Written Permission said...

Ohh, I have great friends. :) Grumbles, I'll let you know when to stop by for half-sies!

Ky • twopretzels.com said...

I feel that Andes Mints are a gift from God.

Easy and as simple as that.

65 Roses for Marcia said...

I think I could whip up some Andes mint brownies...sounds great to me... and I will let the goats alone.

wrestling kitties said...

I love Andes Mints! They sell little Andes Mint morsales for brownies at the store. delicious.

the grumbles said...

so, i made kind of like this last weekend for our scoot event. i used a box of dark chocolate brownie mix and chopped up a box of andes and threw them in there and baked. it was AWESOME!!!! but, if you do it, don't use the whole box of mints and chop them up really small. there were a lot of big minty pieces. like, too many.

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