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Mint-Filled Brownies

 Mint-Filled Brownies
These delectable brownies have a creamy peppermint filling, which I sometimes tint green to create an attractive dessert. —Edith Holmes Brookfield, Massachusetts
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half cream
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped raisins
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot milk
  • 1 teaspoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring, optional

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream the shortening, sugar and vanilla. Add the eggs; mix
  • well. Beat in the chocolate and cream. Combine the flour and salt;
  • add to creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts and raisins.
  • Spread into two greased and floured 9-in. square baking pans. Bake at
  • 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from

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Mint-Filled Brownies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Combine the filling ingredients; spread over one brownie layer. Top
  • with second layer. Chill before cutting. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 130 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 33 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.