Friday, March 1, 2013

Chocolate Mint Brownies!

My Irish eyes are smilin'!  Okay, my eyes are not Irish and neither am I, but my eyes are definitely smilin' because of the yumminess of these chocolate mint brownies.  They are so dense, moist and delicious I could not stop at one.  So I had two...or maybe three.  Then I stopped counting. 
Just a few simple steps and then YOUR Irish Eyes will be smilin'...

Brownie Layer
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt

Mint Filling
1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
3 oz. cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. mint extract
4-5 drops green food color

Chocolate Ganache
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chopped

Directions

BROWNIES
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and prepare an 8" x 8" baking pan, lining it with foil and spray with Baker's Joy.  Carefully melt the butter and chocolate using a double boiler.  Stir in sugar and vanilla extract.  Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each.  Add the flour and salt and mix until the batter is smooth.  Pour the brownie batter evenly into the prepared pan.  Bake for 25 minutes, removed from oven and cool completely.

MINT FILLING
Cream together butter and cream cheese until well blended.  Mix in powdered sugar until smooth.  Add mint extract and food color.  Spread on top of cooled brownies.  Refrigerate until firm.

GANACHE
In a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate and whipping cream.  Spread over mint filling, refrigerate until firm.  Remove from pan by lifting sides and cut into 1" squares. 

You can't eat just one...

They're Magically Delicious!

11 comments:

  1. oh my, do those look yummy. I love mint and chocolate together. Can't wait to try to make these. from, twobeautifulgirls

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    1. I didn't know how much I loved chocolate and mint...until now!

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  2. Love the idea of Cream Cheeese in the filling - YUM! Cheryl

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  3. These sound so totally delicious! They look so fudgy :)

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    1. It's true with the added cream cheese in the filling, makes them over the top good and I couldn't stop!

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  4. I am hoping that you will still email your buttercream recipe as I am not a fan of royal icing. I have been trying to email you from the link on Egg'stra but each time it is returned with a failure notice. I love your work and so appreciate you as well as other cookie bloggers who have paved the way for us newbies. Thank you for being so gracious and generous. Can't wait to try these.
    sass132@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Hi Sandy - I just sent you an e-mail with the recipe. You'll have to give these brownies a try too - worth every calorie!

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  5. Oh boy, these DO look decadent, and so nice and thick! Yum!

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    1. They were so rich and yet I could not stop eating them!! :)

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  6. A pan of these would not last long in my house...not with me around that's for sure.

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    1. Well, thank heavens it's a small pan...small and mighty rich! :)

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