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12.14.2012

Foodie Goodie | Chocolate Mint Brownies.

Thinking of giving food gifts for Christmas? That's a great idea too, as long as it's not the traditional fruit cake - which most people hate anyway.

If you're baking for the holidays, here's a gift idea that you can try - Chocolate Mint Brownies! They're quite easy to make, and yummy, too! Definitely a better and tastier alternative to stale bread soused with candied fruit and rum.

Ingredients:

BROWNIES
1/2 cup butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

MINT FROSTING
1/4 cup softened butter
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 to 3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Green food coloring

CHOCOLATE TOPPING
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Procedure:

1. Heat the oven to 350º and grease a 9-inch square baking pan. For the brownies, place the butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute, stir, and microwave for 1 minute more. Stir until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs. Stir in the chocolate and the vanilla extract. Finally, stir in the flour and salt until thoroughly combined. Pour into the prepared pan, then bake for 25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool for at least 1 hour.

2. To make the mint frosting, cream the butter and confectioners' sugar. Add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until it is smooth and spreadable. Beat in the peppermint extract and tint to the desired shade with green food coloring. Frost the cooled brownies, cover, and chill for 1 hour.




3. To make the chocolate topping, pour the chips into a microwave-safe bowl, add the butter, and microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes or until the chocolate melts. Stir until smooth. Pour the chocolate over the brownies and smooth it with a knife. Refrigerate for 45 minutes or until the coating hardens.

4. Bring the brownies to room temperature, then cut into 16 to 32 pieces. Layer them on a piece of cellophane; remember to place waxed paper between the layers to prevent sticking.

5. Wrap the brownie package and tie with a ribbon (red or gold would be best).



26 replies:

April said...

Oh, this looks so yummy! I am saving this recipe...thanks for sharing!

HenrysMom said...

This does look yummy. It made my mouth water. I haven't made brownies before.

Cody G said...

Yum, these look delish. I love a good mint/chocolate combo!

Cody G said...

Yum, these look delish! I love a good mint/chocolate combo.

Leigh @ OneandOneEqualsTwinFun said...

This is terrible - it will make me cry! Looks so delicious but I am on a weight loss challenge and I can't have it!
Leigh
www.oneandoneequalstwinfun.com

Micmic said...

This is perfect for Noche Buena. Thanks for the recipe. :)

Mommys Juice said...

I love anything chocolate mint! Thanks for sharing!

Luna Miranda said...

i love mint and chocolate. this looks delicious!

the food dude said...

That's a cool holiday treat, looks delicious!

Franc said...

I really like chocolate when it comes with mint as the contract in taste is really a treat for the taste buds.

Sharon Ruggieri said...

Oh my...I am such a brownie fiend and this is making my mouth water :)

Ruth said...

Thanks for the share! I might start doing baking again.. will put this on the list of to-bake :)

Kenya G. Johnson said...

I bet these are good. I love those Andies chocolates that look like that.

Ron Leyba said...

Looks appetizing and awesome. Great recipe for people with sweet tooth like me!

Jade said...

Love that chocolate bars, perfect for giveaway.

roviedear said...

great idea! mas matipid and mas thoughtful cause its handmade <3 cooked from the heart pa!


Rovie
The Bargain Doll
:)

Pepper said...

Mint and chocolate are a match made in heaven. I'd choose those brownies over fruit cake on any given day. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Hamlet Hm said...

i like chocolate very much. These are looking cool and yummy here :)

MaryJane Tauyan said...

omg! im so gonna make this my husband loves minty stuffs!! thanks for the recipe great one! xx

maiylah said...

yummmy, i love mint and choco mix! this is perfect as gifts, too!

thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Czjai

Mom-Friday said...

Oh wow, looks so good! I love the mix of chocolate and mint!

Rowena Wendy Lei said...

They look store-bought! Impressive! :D

April Perez said...

Mint and chocolate is my favorite dessert combo :) My mom baked something like this before and it was a hit in the family!

purethoughts said...

wow! that looks so yum! will definitely take note of the recipe. thanks for sharing! here for a late ftf visit...

http://www.eatdrinkblog.info/blueberry-cheesecake/

Aya said...

Yes! I am baking for the holidays! Will bring some baked goodies to a Christmas party. Thanks for this recipe. Will def try it sometime :D

Nahihilig ako magbake lately :)

Winnie said...

These are really looking wonderful. I'm definitely gonna try your recipe :)
Thanks for sharing it

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