Posted by: Deana | December 14, 2009

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Thanksgiving dessertI had a request recently for these amazing brownies.  The picture is of our Thanksgiving desserts a my mom’s house this year.  My sister was in charge of desserts and she went all out (as our family typically does with desserts).  My sister-in-law was with us this year and was amazed that she ended up eating more dessert than dinner.

Clockwise from the top left: pumpkin cheesecake, raspberry pie, apple crisp pie, cherry pie (with extra almond flavoring), chocolate silk pie, and last, but not least, chocolate mint brownies.  What you can’t see is that under the hard chocolate top is beautiful green mint frosting between the chocolate and the brownies.

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Brownies:

  • 1 c. sugar
  • ½ c. butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 (16 oz.) can chocolate syrup
  • 1 tes. Vanilla

Bake at 350 in 9×13 pan for 30 minutes. (Shortcut: you could use a boxed plain brownie mix instead of making them from scratch, but these are quite good and don’t really take that long to make.)

Frosting:

  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • ½ c. butter
  • 2 T. milk
  • ½ tes. Peppermint flavoring (a little more if you like a strong mint flavor)
  • 6 drops green food coloring

Mix together and spread over cooled brownies.

Glaze:

  • 1 c. scant chocolate chips
  • 6 T. butter

Melt together and pour over frosted brownies, let set in refrigerator.  I like keeping them in the refrigerator and serving them cold, that way the chocolate gaze on top stays hard.

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