Saturday, March 15, 2008

Mint Brownies

So I admit that I haven't made these yet. The problem is Derrel doesn't like mint. So if I make a whole pan, I will eat the whole pan. So I have to wait until I can make it for a function I can share it with LOTS of other people. It comes from the Cooking Light Magazine. I wouldn't exactly call them "light" but I guess they could be worse, right?

Chocolate Mint Bars


Bottom layer:
1 cup all-purpose flour (about 4 1/2 ounces)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup egg substitute
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, beaten
1 (16 oz) can chocolate syrup

Mint layer:
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 drops green food coloring

3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons butter


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. To prepare bottom layer, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and salt; stir with a whisk. Combine granulated sugar, egg substitute, 1/4 cup melted butter, 2 tablespoons water, vanilla, eggs, and chocolate syrup in a medium bowl; stir until smooth. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture, stirring until blended. Pour batter into a 13 x 9–inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 23 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

3. To prepare mint layer, combine powdered sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter, and next 3 ingredients (through food coloring) in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer until smooth. Spread mint mixture over cooled cake.

4. To prepare the glaze, combine the chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until melted, stirring after 30 seconds. Let stand 2 minutes. Spread chocolate mixture evenly over top. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Cut into 20 pieces.


Jackson Family said...

That is so funny that you put this recipe on here because I was just looking for a mint brownie recipe!! I thought about making them for St. Patrick's Day, but like you, I'll probably eat the whole pan - we'll see!

kira said...

mmm. I'm gonna have to try these. Wish I could come over and eat the other half of your pan!

kira said...

These are delicious! I used a brownie mix from the store (gasp!) and made them into little cupcakes. The mint mouth is still watering! Thanks Kim!

Kim Walker said...

What a great idea! Now I really have NO excuse not to make 'em. Thanks Kira

fluterific00 said...

These are very addicting! We make them with a texas sheet cake, the mint frosting, and the chocolate chips. Your recipe sounds very similar.