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Chocolate Mint Brownies

One of the best things about this recipe is that these mint chocolate brownies get moister if you leave them in the refrigerator for a day or two. The problem at our house is that no one can leave them alone for that long! —Helen Baines, Elkton, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 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

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in syrup and vanilla. Add flour and salt; mix well.
  • Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 30 minutes (top of brownies will still appear wet). Cool on a wire rack.
  • 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.
  • For topping, melt chocolate chips and butter. Cool 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spread over filling. Chill. Cut into 72 bars. Store in refrigerator.
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.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 105 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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