“Mint” to Be Brownies

IMG_4264These are the best brownies ever! These mint brownies are great for special occasions. They are easy to bake, easy to store and easy to store and they look great! A few people are always surprised that we don’t always make everything from scratch, but we don’t always have tons of time for that.

Our favorite pre-made brownie mix is Betty Crocker Fudge 13″ x 9″mix. We use the extra large cookie sheets 19 gauge that measures 18″x 26″. Combine two of these pre-made mixes into pan and bake.

After the brownies have baked place them directly in the freezer. While brownies are freezing now its time to make the frosting. Again we turn to our favorite buttercream frosting recipe.

  • 1 cube butter
  • 1/2 – 3/4 bag powdered sugar
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup milk

Remember you can add as much milk and powdered sugar as you need to get the consistency you want. With this recipe you don’t need to worry about the frosting holding its shape, but again you don’t want it too runny. Soft – somewhat stiff peaks are desired. Add mint extract usually about 3-5 drops, you want it to be super minty. Then add some green food coloring, usually 1-2 drops.

The great thing about this recipe is that if you are using these for a wedding or birthday and there is a specific color you can use that color and change up the flavoring if desired to match that theme.

Now add the frosting to top of the frozen brownies. You can be generous with the frosting, spreading an even layer across the tray. Once you have the frosting spread, put the brownies back into the freezer.

Now its time to add the final layer. Over a double broiler add:

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cubes of butter

On low heat melt the butter and chocolate chips until there are no chunks. Remove the brownies from the freezer and pour the chocolate sauce over the top of the frosting. Spread the sauce so that it covers all the frosting. It doesn’t need to go straight to the edge of the pan, you can leave 1/2 or less space between the edge of the pan. Once the sauce is spread somewhat evenly place the brownies back in the freezer. This time be sure to place the brownies on an even surface. The sauce will drip off the edge if not completely level (again something I experienced the hard way).

Once the brownies are completely frozen you can remove them from the freezer and let them thaw for a bit before attempting to cut. After store them in the fridge.

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