Mint Brownies

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without baking cookies and preparing delicious family traditional recipes. These mint brownies are one of our family favorites…..Rich and delicious dark chocolate with a creamy minty frosting and dark chocolate glaze…

Ingredients

6 squares bittersweet chocolate
1 ½ cups butter
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
1 cup flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
3-5 teaspoons green food coloring

Melt 4 squares chocolate and 1 cup butter in the microwave. Start with 20 seconds and stir well them continue 15 second intervals stirring after each microwave until melted. Mix eggs, sugar, ½-1 teaspoon peppermint, flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Pour chocolate melted mixture into bowl and stir until blended. Add chopped nuts and stir. Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan for thin brownies or a 9-inch square pan for thick brownies. Bake in a 350 degree oven , 25-30 minutes for thin brownies and 40-45 minutes for thick brownies. Test with a toothpick to make sure they are done in the middle. Cool and frost.

Frosting
Mix 4 Tablespoons soft butter, 2 cups powdered sugar, ½-1 teaspoons peppermint extract, milk and green food coloring. Stir until soft and spreadable. Spread on cooled brownies. Melt remaining 2 squares of bittersweet chocolate with 4 Tablespoons butter. Stir until pourable. Drizzle chocolate glaze over frosting.
Chill and cut into small squares.

Mint Brownies
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Kerry
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Serves: 16
Christmas time treats are fun to bake and delicious to eat. These mint brownies are spectacular and beautiful. A wonderful treat to take to any Christmas party.
Ingredients
  • 6 squares bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 ½ cups butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 3-5 teaspoons green food coloring
  • Frosting
  • Mix 4 Tablespoons soft butter, 2 cups powdered sugar, ½-1 teaspoons peppermint extract, milk and green food coloring. Stir until soft and spreadable. Spread on cooled brownies. Melt remaining 2 squares of bittersweet chocolate with 4 Tablespoons butter. Stir until pourable. Drizzle chocolate glaze over frosting.
  • Chill and cut into small squares.
Instructions
  1. Melt 4 squares chocolate and 1 cup butter in the microwave.
  2. Start with 20 seconds and stir well them continue 15 second intervals stirring after each microwave until melted.
  3. Mix eggs, sugar, ½-1 teaspoon peppermint, flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
  4. Pour chocolate melted mixture into bowl and stir until blended.
  5. Add chopped nuts and stir. Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan for thin brownies or a 9-inch square pan for thick brownies.
  6. Bake in a 350 degree oven , 25-30 minutes for thin brownies and 40-45 minutes for thick brownies. Test with a toothpick to make sure they are done in the middle. Cool and frost.

What is your favorite Christmas cookie?