barschocolatedessertrecipes August 15, 2015

Chocolate Mint Brownie


1 cup butter
8 oz coarsely chopped semi-sweet chocolate
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup plus 3 T flour
1/4 cup cocoa 

Melt chocolate and butter in microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between each interval until chocolate and butter are smooth.  Cool 10 minutes.

Line a 9X13″ pan with parchment paper leaving an overhang on the edges.  

Whisk sugars into cooled chocolate mixture.  Add eggs, one at a time, whisking well after each addition.  Whisk in vanilla.  Fold in remaining dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.  Pour batter into 9X13″ pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Mint Frosting:

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cup powdered sugar
2 T milk
1 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
1 drop green food coloring

Beat butter until smooth and creamy.  Add powdered sugar and milk.  Beat on low for 2 minutes; then beat on high for 1 more minute.  Add peppermint extract and food coloring (if desired) and beat an additional minute. Frost brownies and refrigerate 1-4 hours.  This allows the chocolate layer to go on more easily.

Chocolate Layer:

1/2 cup butter
1 heaping cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Microwave in 30 second intervals; stirring after each interval.  Once melted and stirred smooth, spread over chilled mint layer using an off-set spatula.  Refrigerate.  Pull brownies out by the parchment paper and cut.  I like to remove mine from the refrigerator about 15-20 minutes prior to cutting.  Store in refrigerator.  

If you love mint – these are for you!!!