Friday, April 16, 2010

Mint Brownies

MINT BROWNIES

Brownies:

2 cups sugar

1 cup butter, softened

4 eggs

4 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and slightly cooled

2 ½ cups flour

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Mint Frosting:

4 tablespoons butter, softened

2 tablespoons evaporated milk

2 cups powdered sugar

½ teaspoon peppermint extract

Few drops green or red food coloring

Glaze Topping:

6 tablespoons butter

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 teaspoons vanilla

In large bowl, cream sugar and butter until fluffy. Beat in eggs until well-blended; then add melted chocolate. Mix dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture along with vanilla and nuts. Spread in a 9 x 13 pan and bake at 325°F for 30 to 35 minutes, or until no imprint is left when touched. Do not overbake. Mix mint frosting ingredients until creamy and spread on cooled brownies. Refrigerate 1 hour. For glaze, combine butter and chocolate chips in top of double boiler; add vanilla and blend thoroughly. Pour gently over mint frosting and spread by tipping pan; refrigerate.
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4 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Cyd
Can I just tell you I've made these mint brownies a million times over (church functions, kids school bake sale, family and friend parties) and I have never walked away without someone asking for the recipe.
Now, I'm ashamed to say that I do not share THIS particular recipe. Hey! A gal has to keep herself in demand in some way.

Susan said...

Hi Cyd
Can I just tell you I've made these mint brownies a million times over (church functions, kids school bake sale, family and friend parties) and I have never walked away without someone asking for the recipe.
Now, I'm ashamed to say that I do not share THIS particular recipe. Hey! A gal has to keep herself in demand in some way.

Julie Overstreet said...

OK these look "to die for!" Will definitely have to try these out.

Goddess said...

This brownie recipe will just add to my collection of recipes in baking. Very great idea to add another unique flavors. Surely the mint will make it more tasteful. Going to bake one for my husband. :D

Great idea!