Monday, October 12, 2009

Mint Chocolate Brownies

from my Mom

This is the richest brownie you will ever eat. They are designed for serious chocolate lovers, and even those of you who love chocolate will only be able to have a little before overdosing. Growing up I preferred these to any other dessert and it was great to try out on my own. Be sure to have people over to share with!

1 cup butter (softened)
2 cups sugar
10 Tbsp cocoa (unsweetened)
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 package chocolate chips (about 1 cup)

Mint Frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp mint flavoring (about 1 cap full)
2 caps green food coloring (optional, I didn't have any...)

Chocolate Covering:
2 cups chocolate chips
2 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 350 (176 C). Cream butter, sugar and cocoa. Beat in eggs and mix in flour until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips and bake for 15-18 minutes in a greased 9x12 inch dish. The brownies are done when you can pull out the dish and the brownies are not jiggly in the center. Let cool.

In a separate bowl, mix powdered sugar, mint, food coloring and once the brownies are at room temperature, spread the frosting on top and set aside.

In a saucepan, begin to melt the chocolate chips on low heat. Mix in the butter and milk and when the consistency is smooth, pour the mix on top of the mint frosting. Let the chocolate cool and harden, and serve.

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