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Decadent Chocolate Mint Brownies

Decadent Chocolate Mint Brownies

4 oz. good quality unsweetened chocolate
2/3 c. butter
2 c. brown sugar
3 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 ¼ c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
2 ½ c. powdered sugar
2 ½ T. heavy cream
10 T. butter, room temp
1 t. peppermint extract
Few drops of green food coloring
5 oz. good quality semi-sweet chocolate
5 T. butter

  1. Preheat oven 350. Lightly spray 9×13” pan with PAM.
  2. BROWNIE BASE: In saucepan, over medium heat, melt chocolate and butter. Remove from heat and add brown sugar, eggs and vanilla. Blend well.
  3. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and bake 20-22 minutes or until toothpick just barely comes out clean. Let cool completely.
  5. PEPPERMINT LAYER: Prepare by creaming together powdered sugar, cream, butter and extract. Once mixed, beat on medium speed with hand mixer for 2-3 minutes or until fluffy.
  6. Tint with green food coloring. Frost BROWNIE BASE with this mixture and place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  7. CHOCOALTE GLAZE: In saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate and butter.
  8. Remove brownie from freezer and spread warm CHOCOLATE GLAZE gently over the cold buttercream. Place in refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
  9. Remove from refrigerator and cut into squares.
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