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Famous Mint Brownies

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These wonderful brownies look and taste professional. But they are so easy to make. Bake them today and share them with your friends. They may make you famous!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE BROWNIES:
  • 1 cup Melted Butter
  • ½ cups Cocoa Powder
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 4 whole Eggs, Beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1-½ cup Flour
  • _____
  • FOR THE MINT FROSTING:
  • ½ cups Butter, Softened
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 5 drops Green Food Coloring
  • _____
  • FOR THE GANACHE TOPPING:
  • ½ cups Butter
  • 1-½ cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Note: Increasing amounts to 1 1/2 times the original amounts will yield a baker’s half sheet (large cookie sheet) of brownies, to make 4 dozen brownies.

For the brownies, whisk together melted butter and cocoa powder. Then add sugar, beaten eggs, vanilla, and salt. Mix well and then add sifted flour. Stir in by hand. Do not over mix.

Pour into a 9×13 pan sprayed with cooking spray. If making 1 1/2 recipe, pour into a baker’s half sheet (large cookie sheet).

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-28 minutes. Cool for a few minutes and then place in the freezer for 20 minutes.

While brownies are in the freezer make the first layer of topping. Mix the mint frosting ingredients thoroughly. Evenly frost brownies and put back in the freezer for 20 minutes.

Make the chocolate ganache top layer. Melt the butter and chocolate and whisk together. (I melt them together in a Pyrex measuring bowl in the microwave for one minute. Be careful not to overheat. It won’t look melted but once whisked, it will.)

Drizzle warm chocolate over brownies and spread smooth with a spatula. Put back in the freezer for another 20 minutes.

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Rachel on 9.17.2013

Although these brownies taste good, I had frustrations with the way they turned out. I used a half baking sheet and felt it was too big. Could barely get the brownies to fit the whole pan. Then it cooked uneven leaving one side too thin and overcooked. I also felt the frosting amount was not enough for this size pan. I would have double it but not used all of it. Next time I will use a smaller pan. Maybe a 1/4 baking pan? anyone else have this problem???

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klccatalyst on 9.30.2012

Calli, your ganache is so smooth, it looks poured on. Mine was just a little too thick to pour and when I used my spatula, I could not get it smooth. It pulled up the mint layer in a few areas and got cold quick in others…what did I do wrong? I still love this recipe!

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cocoluvs2cook on 8.27.2010

These were delicious! My friends loved them, too and they were easy to make! Yumm!

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ymscott on 4.27.2010

These look very tasty because of the layering and color contrast, and taste great because of the flavor combination. Takes a few steps because of the layering, but each step is easy and quick. Will definitely make these again!

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lizziemac on 1.15.2010

I made these for my friends for Christmas and everyone said they were the best they’ve ever had! Thanks so much. I will be making these again and again for a long time. Yumm!

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jenng on 12.14.2011

I made these for a Christmas party and omitted the green food coloring and replaced it with crushed up candy canes – AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing :)

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krypto on 3.19.2011

I made a half sheet pan to take to my son’s school for St. Patricks day. They were a huge with with the teachers and the students. The directions were very clear and simple to follow. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!

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kathy713 on 11.28.2010

I made these for Thanksgiving dinner and they were a big hit! My granddaughter nicknamed them the Andes Mint brownie. My husband thought the chocolate was a little too thick, so next time I will just make 2/3 of the recipe. I will be making them to take again this week. Definitely in my recipe box!

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partridgepeartree on 9.29.2010

These are so fabulous! They look very fancy and complicated, but were pretty easy. Just allow plenty of time for cooling each layer. I took them to teacher luncheon at my school and there were a huge hit. Very decadent and delicious, just as a brownie should be.

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cocoluvs2cook on 8.27.2010

Very yummy!! I loved them and so did my friends! I will make these crowd pleasers again for sure!

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