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Chocolate Mint Brownies Recipe

Chocolate Mint Brownies Recipe

One of the best things about this recipe is the brownies get moister if you leave them in the refrigerator a day or two. The problem at our house is no one can leave them alone for that long! My husband—the best auctioneer you've ever heard!—and I have two grown daughters and a son, 14.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:72 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 package (10 ounces) mint chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter, cubed

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in syrup and vanilla. Add flour and salt; mix well.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 30 minutes (top of brownies will still appear wet). Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. For filling, in a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar; add water, extract and food coloring until blended. Spread over cooled brownies. Refrigerate until set.
  • 4. For topping, melt chocolate chips and butter. Cool 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spread over filling. Chill. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 5-6 dozen.
Editor's Note: If mint chocolate chips are not available, place 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract in a plastic bag; seal and toss to coat. Allow chips to stand for 24-48 hours.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 105 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.