Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mint Brownies

I have had this recipe bookmarked for a long time. I'm so mad at myself for not trying them before now, because I have really been missing out. These are sharing the top spot with my favorite brownies ever. I will not wait long to make these again. They were unbelievable, and if you chill them, they taste like your own chocolate mint ice cream bar. Mmmm, please try them right now! They were such a huge hit with my husband's study group, they were taking pictures of them and calling their friends to come try them. So you can trust me when I say they're good!!! Mel's Kitchen Cafe has a "lighter" version of these brownies that I am super tempted to try out next time. I did use her chocolate ganache layer and it was perfect!

Mint Brownies

Brownie layer
adapted from Make It Do

1 c. melted butter
½ c. cocoa powder 
2 c. sugar
4 eggs beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. salt 
1 ½ c. flour sifted 

Whisk together melted butter and cocoa powder. Then add sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. Mix well and add flour. Stir in by hand, do not over mix. Pour into 9×13 pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-27 minutes.  Cool for a few minutes and then place in freezer for 20 minutes. While brownies are in the freezer make mint frosting.

Mint Frosting layer
adapted from Very Hungry Caterpillar, BYU Brownie

5 Tbsp. margarine, softened
dash of salt
2 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
2 1/3 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. mint extract
3 drops green food coloring

Beat margarine until softened. Add salt, corn syrup, and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and fluffy. Add mint extract and food coloring. Mix. Add milk gradually until a smooth consistency. Spread onto brownie layer. Place brownies back in freezer for another 20 minutes then make chocolate ganache layer after the 20 minutes.

Chocolate Ganache Layer

3 T butter
¾ c semi-sweet chocolate chips

To prepare the glaze, combine the chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 30 seconds or until melted.  Let stand 2 minutes. Spread chocolate mixture evenly over top. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. 


Aimee & Brennen Fuller

I need these now.


We just made the BYU brownies last weekend and they were delicious! Yours look fantastic!

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