The Tale of the Chocolate Mint Brownies

by Cate on October 29, 2008

All gone-1I tried.  I really did.  I really, really tried.

I tried to get you a picture of these brownies.  These Chocolate Mint Brownies.  A fudgy brownie.  And a layer of Creme de Menthe frosting.  Topped off with a chocolate ganache.

Really I did.

But I failed.

Miserably.

All I have to show you is this empty pan.

Where the Chocolate Mint Brownies once were.

Although you can’t see them, just know that they were grand.

Decadent.

Sinfully delicious.

So much so that I had to give many away.  Many, many, many.

Because if I didn’t…

I’d eat them all.  I only had a few actually.  The rest I gave away.

To a car pool mom.

Neighbors.

Office co-workers.

My mom.

Anyone I could.

But now?  I want them.  Again.

And so this weekend, we’ll make them again.

The kids and I.

And you should too.

Trust me.

Chocolate Mint Brownies
Recipe courtesy of AllRecipes.
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (16 ounce) can chocolate syrup
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
2-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 tablespoons creme de menthe liqueur
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
6 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan. In a large bowl, mix together 1 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of butter until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and chocolate syrup. Combine the salt and flour; mix into the batter just until blended. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until the brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Let cool. In a medium bowl, mix together 1/2 cup melted butter and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Stir in creme de menthe liqueur. Spread over the cooled brownies and allow to cool completely.

Combine the chocolate chips and remaining butter in a microwave safe dish. Heat for 1 minute in the microwave, stir, then continue to heat at 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until melted and smooth. Spread over the top of the brownies. Allow to cool completely before cutting into 2 inch squares.

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ttfn300 October 30, 2008 at 8:48 am

sounds delish!

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Sara October 30, 2008 at 8:57 am

They sound delicious!

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Maris October 30, 2008 at 9:44 am

I will NOT make these…because I, not as strong as you, probably would eat the whole pan. Then I’d feel sick and hate them forever, ruining perfectly good mint chocolatey brownies.

I’m holding onto this one for holiday time :) Thanks for sharing!

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Cocoazilla October 30, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Cooking Light has an amazing recipe that is very similar to this one, if you’re looking for a lighter version.

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1714574

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Patsy October 30, 2008 at 12:27 pm

My willpower is not strong enough to resist these!

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Debbie October 30, 2008 at 4:54 pm

I would love to make these. We are always having pot lucks at work and I’m sure these would be devoured!!!!!

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Erika November 3, 2008 at 9:21 am

I’m not normally a chocolate and mint fan- I just prefer them seperate. Except for these brownies. I have no idea what it is about them, but yeah, I could easily sit and eat the entire pan by myself, which is exactly what it would be since the rest of the family hates them.

Good for you for mustering the will-power to give some away! I would be found hiding in a closet with the pan, insisting that they are mine, mine, mine!

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