Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sweet Tooth Tuesday: Mint Brownies

 I found the original recipe over at How Sweet It Is, one of my favorite blogs to follow.  Once I saw it, I had to try it.  Mint Brownies are one of my favorite things....mint and chocolate go so well together =)

Mint Brownies
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2/3 cups chocolate chips 
mint layer
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tsp creme de menthe extract
chocolate fudge layer
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Butter and flour a 7x11 inch cake pan.
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one and then add vanilla. Mix in flour, cocoa and salt, mixing until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Spread batter in the pan. 

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Let cool completely before adding mint layer. 
When cool, add mint layer.
Mint Layer:  Beat butter and powdered sugar together until combined. Add in creme de menthe and mix until smooth and mixture completely comes together.  Add more or less powder sugar until reaches spreadable consistency, but not runny. 

Spread on brownie layer, then refrigerate until set, about 1-2 hours.

Chocolate fudge layer: Melt chocolate and butter together, then pour over top of mint layer. Refrigerate until set, another 1-2 hours. 

Sprinkle with some mint chips =)

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