Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Chocolate Lovers' Favorite 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 broken walnuts or pecans (optional)

Mint frosting:

4 tablespoons butter, softened

2 tablespoons evaporated milk

2 cups powdered sugar

½ teaspoon peppermint extract

Few drops pink or green food coloring

Glaze topping:

6 tablespoons butter

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 teaspoons vanilla

In a large bowl, cream together 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 into a greased 9” X 13” pan and bake at 325 degrees for 30 – 35 minutes, or until no imprint is left when touched. Do not over bake. Mix mint frosting ingredients until creamy and spread on brownies. Refrigerate 1 hour. For glaze, combine butter and chocolate chips in top of double boiler; add vanilla and blend thoroughly. Pour gently over pink or green frosting and spread by tipping pan. Refrigerate.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Those look so dang good. I am going to have to make them soon. :)

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