Friday, December 12, 2014

Chocolate Mint Brownies

These minty filled brownies are amazing topped with a delicious chocolate icing, these have been my favorite recipe for many years, you just can't eat one. They have the perfect amount of a thick brownie covered in a slightly minty filling, which is my favorite part, and topped of is the best chocolate flavor. I hope you all enjoy these all our family has for many years.
This recipe I received from my cousin Judy, who made them one year,, and I had to have this recipe. Now for many years, these have been a tradition in my family. Thank you Judy for a wonderful and delicious recipe that we all love.


For the brownie layer:

1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup softened butter
4 large eggs
1 cup flour
1( 16 ounce) can Hershey Syrup

Ingredients For the Mint Frosting:

3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup creme de mint liquor
3/4 cup softened butter
Green food coloring, several drops to make a medium mint color

Ingredients For The Chocolate Icing:

1 cup plus 1Tablespoon chocolate chips
6 Tablespoons butter, soft

Directions For The Brownie Layer:

1. In a large bowl beat all ingredients then pour into a greased or parchment lined 15x10x1 jelly roll pan (large cookie sheet) or you can use a 13x9 baking dish for a thicker brownie. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. If you are using the smaller baking dish you need to bake a little longer start checking after 30 minutes, then every 5 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
2. Cool completely in pan. Then start making the mint frosting.

Directions For The Mint Frosting: 

1. In a large mixing bowl beat all of the ingredients together, frost all the bars evenly. Place in the freezer for about 15 minutes or until firm.

Directions For The Chocolate Icing:

1. In a double boiler or microwave melt chocolate chips and butter, stirring and checking  every 30 seconds until completely smooth. Let icing cool slightly then spread over the mint icing. Place in refrigerator for about 10 minutes to set. Take out of refrigerator and cut into bars. Serve in an airtight container and enjoy.

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