Monday, February 25, 2013

Famous Mint Brownies

Recipe from Stake RS Women's Conference, Feb. 23, 2013

Whisk together:
1 ½  c. melted butter
¾  c. cocoa powder

Then add:
3 c. sugar 
6 eggs beaten 
1 ½ tsp. vanilla
¾ tsp. salt

Mix well and then add by hand:

2 ¼  c. sifted flour 

Do not over mix.
Pour into large (10x15- inch) baking tray sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.  Bake at 350° for 25-28 minutes.  Cool for a few minutes and then place in freezer for 20 minutes.

While brownies are in the freezer make first layer of topping.

Mint frosting:
¾  c. butter softened 
3 Tbsp. milk 
3 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. peppermint extract 
Green food coloring

Mix thoroughly.  Evenly frost brownies and put back in freezer for 20 minutes. Make chocolate Ganache top layer.

Chocolate Ganache Topping:
¾  c. butter 
2 ¼ c. good semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Melt and whisk together.  Melt them together in a Pyrex measuring bowl in the microwave for one minute.  Be careful not to overheat.  It won’t look melted but once whisked it is.  Drizzle warm chocolate over brownies and spread smooth with a spatula.   Put back in freezer for another 20 minutes.

To cut, slice about ½ inch in from the edges so that every brownie is exactly square and smooth.  The edges are the best part so set those out for your kids to try.  Makes 4 dozen, 2-inch brownies or 8 dozen triangle brownies (the squares cut in half on the diagonal.)   They are better if they are chilled until serving. 

You can see the step by step process for the mint brownies and lemon bars on the blog: Make It Do,