Layered, Decadent Mint Chocolate Brownies

26 May

I added the word, decadent to these brownies because they deserve it!  These are amazing and I could really only eat a small one they were that rich.  They do take a bit of time, but they will be a big hit wherever you serve them (or to your thighs).  Anyway, they are fabulous and you should really go make them–NOW!!! 🙂

Brownies:

1 cup butter melted

2/3 cup cocoa powder

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups flour

Mix the butter, cocoa and sugar; add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.  Stir in flour.  Spread into a greased 9 by 13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Cool completely (they might look like they’re not quite done–use your best judgement, but they really don’t need much longer than 25 minutes).

Mint Frosting:

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 lb powdered sugar

1-3 T milk

1/2 tsp peppermint extract

Green food coloring

Mix butter and powdered sugar.  Add only enough milk to make a smooth consistency.  Add peppermint extract (mint tastes like toothpaste in my opinion, but peppermint is YUMMY) and enough food coloring for a light green color.  Frosting will be thick.  Spread over brownie layer and then refrigerate until firm.

Chocolate topping:

1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup butter

Melt chocolate chips and butter in microwave for 2-3 minutes.  Stir to combine and pour in a drizzle over brownies.  Refrigerate until topping is set and hardened.

Cut 24 small squares with a sharp knife.  This recipe is also from the Worldwide Ward Cookbook and it is fabulous.  Jeremy’s co-workers LOVED them 🙂

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