Thursday, August 27, 2009

Yummy Mint Brownies

I brought dinner to my little sister and her husband last night. She just had her first little baby 5 days ago, and he's just precious! I tried all new recipes for the dinner and dessert (crazy! I was in the kitchen way too long, but it was fun!). I made them Crispy Skinned Chicken a l'orange, Perfect Crispy Potatoes, and these amazing Mint Brownies. I wanted to share the recipe for the mint brownies. They really do taste just like jr. mints- and watch out- they're dangerous! Dangerous for me because, I made a batch for us to keep here at our house, and they've been calling my name all day long!!! A sliver here, a sliver there, that doesn't count for calories, right?! :)
Mint Brownies:

1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 can Hershey Syrup (I couldn't find the can, so I used it from a bottle of Hershey's syrup and I guessed about 8 oz, but I think it should've been more like 10 or 12 oz)
1 stick butter
4 eggs
Bake at 350 for 30 min (or until done) in 9x13 pan (or I made 2 batches in smaller pans). Let cool completely and refeigerate for 10 minutes.

1 stick butter softened
4 tbsp milk or enough to make desired consistency (like the mint in jr. mints- I used about 7 or 8 tbsp)
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp peppermint extract
green food coloring, add one drop at a time (I don't do this)
Spread on top of cooled and chilled brownies and refrigerate 20 minutes

1 stick butter
6 oz chocolate chips (Tollhouse are best)
Spread on top and refrigerate until hard

These taste the BEST if they're kept in the freezer. It's a mix between an ice cream cake and brownies, and candy. SO YUMMY!

If any of you out there have any recipes you'd like to share, please feel free to leave them in the comments section! I'd love to try them out!

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