Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mint Chocolate Triple Layer Brownies

Mint & Chocolate. That's all that needs to be said. If you like that combo you will LOVE these!

Brownie (Bottom Layer)

  • ½ cup of butter
  • 1 & 1/3 cup of white sugar
  • ¾ cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • ½ cup of flour
  • ½ cup of Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper.

2. In a medium sauce pan on low heat, melt the butter, and then mix in the sugar and cocoa powder. This will look a little lumpy, but don’t worry it will smooth out when the flour is added. Set aside.

3. When the mixture is warm, and not hot, mix in the vanilla and the eggs one at a time. Then add the salt and flour. Batter should be thick and smooth. Stir in chocolate chips if using, and pour into the prepared baking pan. Bake for approx. 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Set aside to cool.

Mint Layer (Middle Layer)

  • ½ cup of butter
  • 1 ½ - 2 cups of icing sugar
  • 1 tsp of mint extract
  • 1 tsp of milk
  • Few drops of green food coloring (optional)

1. Using an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until smooth, if needed add 1 tsp of milk. Icing should be thick and smooth. Like most icings you may have to play with the measurements of milk and/or icing sugar to get the desired consistency.

2. Add in the mint extract and food coloring, mix well. Spread across the cooled brownies evenly. Place in the fridge or freezer until the chocolate layer is ready.

Chocolate Layer (Top Layer)

  • 1 ½ cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup of butter

1. In a small sauce pan on low heat, melt the butter and chocolate chips until smooth. Spread on top of the mint layer, and return to fridge or freezer.

2. Once completely cooled, cut into squares.

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