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Mint Brownies Recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup butter
8 oz. unsweetened baker's chocolate
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
1 cup flour
1 tsp. salt

FROSTING:
8 Tbsp. butter, room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
6-8 Tbsp. heavy cream
2 tsp. McCormick's peppermint extract (it's the best!)

GLAZE:
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, or 12 oz. semisweet baker's chocolate
2-3 Tbsp. butter

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 325.
In a medium sauce pan, melt butter and chocolate over medium low heat.
Remove from heat and stir in sugar and vanilla.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition.
*Speed tip: crack eggs into liquid measuring cup so you don't have to wash hands and get dirty between each eg
Stir in flour and salt and beat with spoon until batter is smooth and glossy.
Pour batter evenly into parchment-lined 13 x 18 inch cookie sheet.
Bake for 25 minutes or until brownies start to pull away from the sides of the pan (toothpick inserted comes out clean).

FROSTING:
Cream butter, then beat in remaining ingredients. You want it thick, so add as little cream as possible.
Spread evenly over cooled brownies.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes to harden frosting.

GLAZE:
Once the frosting on the brownies firms up, melted the chocolate chips and butter in the microwave on medium until you can stir it.
Gently spread over the top of the brownies.
*It's easiest to slice the brownies at this point. The chocolate should harden up pretty quickly once it goes on the cold frosting.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Obviously I love chocolate mint anything...but chocolate mint brownies are the best. Unfortunately they are not all created equal! I've tasted some that remind me of toothpaste, some with lousy brownie mixes on bottom, and some that just have lousy flavor. My friend, Nikki, gave me this recipe and I've never gone back. The fudgy brownies combined with the delicious frosting make for a perfect mint brownie! I've tried multiple peppermint extracts, and McCormick is simply the best. Be sure to get the peppermint, as that is the flavor you want with chocolate. It's mint extract that makes it taste like toothpaste!

 

 

 

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