When looking around out there I have found many a mint brownie recipe. This one is the best! It is a mix of two different recipes I have and I think this is the one I always make.
2 C. sugar
4 eggs, beaten
1 and 1/2 C. flour
dash of salt
2/3 C. cocoa
2 sticks butter melted (no substitutes)
1 tsp. peppermint extract (there has been discussions with different family members on peppermint extract versus mint extract.) The peppermint is where it's at;)
*Beat eggs; add sugar and mix well. Melt butter in separate bowl and add cocoa to that. Mix well. Then add to egg/sugar mix. add all other ingredients and mix well.
* Spray or grease 13x9 inch pan. add brownies.
* Bake in a 325/350 degree oven (depending on pan used). about 25 minutes.
1 box powdered sugar (about 3 3/4 cups)
1 cube butter softened
1 tsp. peppermint extract
about 1/4 c. milk
add any food coloring you want. Green for Christmas time, pink for girl babies being born and moms who need a pick me up, orange for Halloween. Your options are endless:)
* beat all ingredients together until smooth. If consistency is too stiff add a bit more milk.
When brownies are completely cool frost brownies evenly with mint layer.
*note, this makes a lot of mint filling...I am told some don't care for this much mint frosting (gasp, I know) So, it is completely up to you as to how much mint filling you want. I says use it all, bring it on:)
*after you have frosted your mint layer, put brownies in freezer for 15-20 min. once frosting is set you are ready for the chocolate layer.
6 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips (you really want semi- I promise)
6 T. butter (no substitutes!)
melt both together in microwave about 1 min. stir until completely blended. POUR (you must pour) over cold mint layer. You want to tip the pan to get this layer to spread and then it will look perfect. Put back in freezer to set chocolate layer. Remove when chocolate layer is set and cut into squares. (enjoy!)