mint brownies, another way

In dessert on February 8, 2011 at 2:20 am

here’s one way to make mint brownies, and here’s another:

make a pan of your favorite brownie recipe. even boxed will do.

i modified a recipe from fannie farmer called parker brownies.

in a glass bowl over a sauce pan with about an inch of water in it, melt 2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate and 1/4 cup butter. (doing it this way heats the ingredients gently so they don’t get burned, and it keeps you from having to clean another dish! just let the bowl cool down a little before you add the egg… you don’t want to get a scramble.)

remove from heat and stir in 1 cup sugar, 1 egg, a pinch of salt, 1/2 flour, 1/2 chopped walnuts or chocolate chips! and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

spread batter evenly in a pan that has been buttered and prepared with a wax paper sling (to get the brownies out easier!). make sure you butter the dish below the sling, and the sling itself, as well as the sides.

bake for 30 minutes at 300 degrees.

then make a rich minty frosting by mixing two tablespoons softened butter, one tablespoon milk, one cup confectioners sugar and a teaspoon of peppermint extract. add green food coloring if you like your mint green. some people like it white. baker’s choice.

when the brownies are really, totally cool (if you rush, you get a melted disaster…), dollop the frosting on and carefully spread it out with a knife or off-set spatula.

put in the fridge to harden for 5 minutes or so.

while it’s chillin, melt a couple ounces of bakers or other unsweetened chocolate and one tablespoon of butter in the microwave. again, dollop on and spread.

this time will be even harder to spread it out without damaging the layer underneath, so be gentle and patient.

back in the fridge to firm up, then cut them into small squares. they are super rich, so small will do.

just look at them…!!

they get rave reviews every time.

  1. Uuuuhhh….Be still my heart….

  2. Yum, gotta love that psychedelic green color of the mint layer. These must have been awesome. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog called “Sweets for a Saturday” and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your brownies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-4.html

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