December 13, 2013

Chocolate Mint Brownies with Peppermint Frosting

On the Menu Today~
Chocolate Mint Brownies with
Peppermint Frosting

Chocolate and Mint are made for each other.
Chocolate Mint Brownies with Peppermint Frosting are
perfect for the Holiday's.

Chocolate Mint Brownies with Peppermint Frosting

  • 3/4 cup cocoa (Hershey's)
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted and divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped mint m&m's, plus more for garnish
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 container peppermint frosting, (Pillsbury)
  • 2 to 4 drops green food coloring
Cooking Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350º Grease a 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish.
  2. Stir together cocoa and baking soda in large bowl; Stir in 1/3 cup melted butter. Add water; Stir until mixture thickens. Stir in sugar, eggs, and remaining 1/3 cup melted butter. Stir until smooth. Add flour, extract and salt; stir until well blended. Stir in chips, m & m's, pecans and chocolate topping. Spread into prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350º for 35- to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Do not over bake. Cool pan on wire rack.
  4. When cool, add 2 to 4 drops of green food coloring to peppermint frosting, stir well. Frost brownies with green tinted peppermint frosting.
Chocolate , Mint , BrowniesBars, Dessert, Christmas, Frosting

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