Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mint Frosted Brownies

This recipe is really more of a way to spruce up brownies than for brownies themselves. I'm weird in that I like brownies made from a mix better than home made brownies. I've probably just never found the right recipe but in any case at this time, I like my Duncan-Hines brownies best of all!
No matter what type of brownies you use for a base, these 3 layer minty bars are delicious year round.


Mint Frosted Brownies

1 pan of prepared Brownies

Mint Layer:
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
2-3 drops green food coloring

Fudge Glaze:
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon butter (real butter, no substitutes)


Mint Layer: In a medium bowl beat all ingredients until smooth. Spread over prepared and cooled brownies. Place in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes or until firm.

Fudge Glaze: In a double boiler or a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter together. Pour and spread over mint filling and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until the chocolate glaze is set and looses it's gloss.

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