Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Mint Brownies

There was a woman from church when my husband and I got engaged who made these killer mint brownies.  My husband (fiance at the time) begged me to get the recipe from her.  Here it is.

Mint Brownies

Ingredients for Brownies

1 1/2 cup butter (melted)
3 cups sugar
3 tsp. vanilla 
6 eggs
3/4 cup cocoa
2 1/4 cup flour
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Ingredients for the mint frosting:
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter (softened)
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
5 drops green food coloring

Ingredients for the Fudge Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
3 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1/3 cup milk
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cups chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Melt margarine in a microwave safe bowl, a big one so you don't have to wash another dish.  Stir in the cocoa and the sugar.  When its cool enough add the eggs one at a time.  Stir in vanilla, flour, nuts.  Mix well.  Spread in a greased jelly roll pan and bake for 30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.  

Cool for 1/2 hour and then frost with the mint frosting.  For the mint frosting mix the butter until fluffy and then add all the other ingredients. Beat well.
For the fudge frosting melt the butter, cocoa, and milk on a low heat.  If you heat it up too fast everything does not combine well and bad things happen.  I know, I've done it.  Bring just to a boil.  Take it off the heat and add the powdered sugar and vanilla.  Spread this carefully over the mint frosting so you have two layers.  Add nuts if you want.  Cool and enjoy!