Monday, June 20, 2011

Chocolate Mint Brownies

These add a fresh, minty flavor to the traditional brownie.  And since brownies are easy to make, that makes this a great way to spruce up dessert.

Yield: 16 servings


Ingredients


  • 1 cup (16 tbsp) butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups Andes mint chips

Directions


  1. In saucepan, melt butter over low heat.  When completely melted, stir in the sugar.  Cook over medium heat until it is well mixed but hasn't yet boiled.  Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  2. Stir in the cocoa, salt, baking powder, and vanilla.  Add the eggs and beat until smooth.
  3. Add the flour and mint chips.  Mix well.
  4. Transfer to a greased 9" x 9" baking pan for thick brownies, or 9" x 13" for normal brownies.
  5. Bake at 335ºF for 40-50 minutes for thick brownies, 30-40 minutes for normal.  Use a toothpick to check when they're done.
  6. Cool completely on wire rack before serving.











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