Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Creme De Menthe Brownies

This recipe is for those of you who think that my blog is too healthy!! My sister-in-law, Emily, made these brownies for my birthday, and I LOVED them. I've always enjoyed mint and chocolate, and these really hit the spot. I love making easy and delicious desserts, and this one fits into this category because it uses a brownie mix!

Crème de Menthe Brownies

1 brownie mix
Eggs (according to mix package)
Oil (according to mix package)
1 (10-ounce) package Creme de Menthe baking chips (recommended: Andes)
Shaved Creme de Menthe thins (recommended: Andes)

Frosting: 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/3 cup cocoa
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan. Mix brownie mix, eggs, oil and water according to the package’s directions. Add baking chips and bake according to package directions. While brownies are baking, prepare frosting. Combine butter, cocoa, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and milk in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until dry ingredients are moistened. Beat at high speed until spreading consistency. Remove pan from the oven and allow brownies to cool in pan on wire rack. Spread with chocolate frosting. Top with shaved mint thins.

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