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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Chocolate Mint Brownies


Chocolate Mint and me go way back. My love for this fabulous duo started when I was just a wee young child and I fell in love with chocolate chip mint ice cream...from then on out I've adored anything with these two marvelous flavors. Chocolate Mint Brownies are my favorite brownie. My kids have grown up eating them, therefore they all love them as much as I do...so a pan of these heavenly brownies doesn't last long in our house. This recipe is one of my favorites...it's an old family hand me down...and one that will be passed down from generation to generation. Hope your family loves it too.

Chocolate Mint Brownies

1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
2 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
3/4 t. cream of tartar
3/4 c. cocoa
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredient, mix all ingredient until well mixed. Fold in nuts (if you are adding them). Spoon brownie dough into a greased 9x13" baking pan (I like to use a glass pan for these brownies). Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (always remember that oven temps vary). Top with Mint Frosting and serve with a large scoop of Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.

Mint Frosting:

1 lb. powdered sugar
1/4 c. milk
1/3 c. shortening
2-3 t. mint extract (use as much or as little as you like...depending on your taste...personally, I like it strong)
green food coloring (just enough to get the desired "green" look that you're going for)

Combine all ingredient in a mixing bowl. Mix until well blended. Spread on COOLED brownies. SERVE and EAT.
*Make sure you cover brownie's to keep them from drying out.

Julie~

4 comments:

  1. Mmm, what a dreamy frosting for these brownies. Every bite must be pure bliss. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your brownies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-4.html

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  2. I love any mint chocolate combination - Thin Mints, Peppermint Patties, Andes, mint chip ice cream...anything!! These brownies look delicious!

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  3. These look awesome ... a new twist on the Girl Scout cookies 'Thin Mints chocolate and pepperment combo thing' ! Hurray!

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  4. Thanks for linking these up to Sweets for a Saturday. Don't forget to come by and enter my giveaway for a $25 item of your choice from CSN (open to all US residents). http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/crunchy-nut-cookies-and-giveaway-you.html

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