Tuesday, July 11, 2006

On the Side: Chocolate Mint Brownies

This decadent recipe was sent in by Cariad -- I think it sounds like the perfect accompaniement to a really rich cup of coffee. :) Enjoy, and post a comment if you try the recipe & love it.

Chocolate Mint Brownies

1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups chocolate syrup
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tsp mint extract (or more to taste)
6 Tbsp butter
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease one 13x9 inch baking dish.

In a large mixer bowl cream together white sugar, 1/2 cup butter, eggs and chocolate syrup. Add flour and salt. Beat until smooth.

Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool completely in pan then spread with Mint Cream. Chill, then pour Chocolate Topping over chilled brownies. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

To Make Mint Cream: In a small mixer bowl combine the confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup butter or margarine and mint extract. Beat until smooth.

To Make Chocolate Topping: In a small saucepan over very low heat or double boiler melt the butter and the chocolate chips. Remove from heat and stir until smooth. Let cool slightly before spreading over brownies.

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