“This is adapted from my great-aunt's recipe for grasshopper pie. It came about by accident, as I put in too much mint extract. To cut the mint taste with something gooey and chocolaty, I ended up flipping the whole pie upside-down on top of a brownie crust.” Sarah Newman - Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
“Since retirement, we’ve had to watch our calories but still like something sweet every so often. This downsized recipe helps us stay in line,” says Barbara Estabrook of Rhinelander, Wisconsin. “Sometimes I drizzle the brownies with chocolate.”
The brownie base makes this recipe different from other macaroon barsin fact, that gives you a nice option if you don't have a lot of time. Just substitute a boxed brownie mix and top it with the filling and frosting.
Some of the strawberry jam I put up every year makes its way into these brownies. I like to bake up a batch as a special treat for the learning-disabled students I teach. My husband and three sons enjoy them, too. We farm 200 acres and grow a huge garden. —Teresa Jansen, Advance, Missouri
My husband and I have five young childrenall chocolate loversso these brownies never seem to last long around our house. They have the benefit of being lower in fat than many other brownies.Kathy Fannoun, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
It's so tempting to snitch one of these yummy cups, you'll want to double your recipe. That way, you'll have some to munch on right away while you package the others to give as gifts to friends and family.