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Mint Brownies

Ingredients

Directions

  • Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Butter the foil; set pan aside.

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  • In a medium saucepan, melt 3/4 cup butter over low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Stir in granulated sugar, brown sugar and cocoa powder till combined.

  • Add eggs and vanilla. Using a wooden spoon, beat lightly until just combined.

  • In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to chocolate mixture, beating with the wooden spoon after each addition. Stir in nuts.

  • Spread half of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle mints evenly over the batter. Pour remaining batter evenly over top. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center of brownie comes out clean (do not insert into a mint patty piece) . Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

  • Frost with Chocolate Frosting. Sprinkle with decorating sugar, if you like. Use foil to carefully lift brownie out of pan. Cut brownie into 24, 2-1/2-inch squares, then cut each square diagonally to make triangles. Makes 48 bars.

Nutrition Facts (Mint Brownies)

146 calories; 6 g total fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 75 mg sodium. 21 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein;

Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients

Directions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine butter, cocoa powder, and milk. Add powdered sugar and beat with an electric mixer till the frosting is spreadable. If needed, add additional milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, to reach desired consistency. Makes about 1-3/4 cups.

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