March 26, 2010

Glazed Mint Brownies

Glazed Mint Brownies

Make 1 box Brownie Mix/your favorite brownie recipe (Yes, I love making brownies from a box. I use the Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies mix). Bake as directed in a 9x9 pan. Let it cool.

Mint filling

3 tbsp butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsp milk
1/4 tsp peppermint extract (or more if you'd like)
green food coloring, if desired

Combine ingredients and beat until creamy. Spread over brownies. Let harden a bit in the refrigerator.


3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3 tbsp butter

Melt chocolate chips and butter. Stir until smooth. Spread over the mint filling. Refrigerate until both are set.

NOTE: I have just learned what the difference is between using peppermint extract vs. mint extract. Mint extract contains both peppermint AND spearmint. Spearmint makes your filling taste like toothpaste. And unfortunately the filling has about the same consistency as toothpaste. It tastes fine with the brownie and the glaze, but the filling by itself... Well, I was licking the filling spoon clean and couldn't stop wondering why on earth I was eating toothpaste voluntarily. From now on I will stick with using peppermint extract.

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