Recipe by Kim Getchell
"It's a brownie covered in mint cream topped with chocolate, mmmmmm!"
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1 1/2 cups
creme de menthe liqueur
semisweet chocolate chips
These were a great hit! After reading some other reviews, I made a regular brownie mix and used the topping from this recipe. I substituted 1 tsp. of peppermint extract for the creme de menthe and had no problem melting the chocolate chips down in the microwave. I'll definately be making these again. Thanks!
I don't know if this is fair or not but I took away a star because of the difficulty I had finding "creme de menthe liqueur". It was even for St Patty's day and no store in my town carried it. I ended up using mint extract and the flavor just didn't do it for me. The idea is 5 starts but the hassle and end result warrant 3 in my book.
I have a recipe from my mom that's exactly the same as this except that the mint filling uses 3/4 tsp mint extract and 1 tbs water instead of creme de menthe, since my family does not drink alcohol. These brownies are amazing and my coworkers insist that I bring them to every potluck! The brownie part is super moist and dense (much different than a box mix!) and the mint cream is very flavorful without being overpowering. Both the brownie part and the chocolate topping add a nice chocolate flavor without being too sweet (if you use semi-sweet chips in the chocolate topping) and are a perfect balance to the mint cream!
The only reason I didn't give these a 5 is that the brownie part wasn't so good. It doesn't really taste like chocolate and is pretty bland and chewy in an odd way and tastes like if you bake a brownie mix with apple sauce and fake eggs instead of the real stuff. But of course there was all that fat in it so it's not fair! :o) BUT, the mint part (I used 3 teaspoons of mint extract and a few drops of green food coloring) and the chocolate covering were excellent. Next time I'll just make a different brownie recipe, but use the same topping. Also, a bit of advice about the chocolate chips: I think they've changed the recipe for them, because it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to melt chocolate chips in the microwave or on top of the stove without it seizing!!! Even if the water's not boiling, or the power setting on the microwave is .1 and I check it every 5 seconds, it still seizes up. It just doesn't make sense because when I was little, I never had problems melting them. So what I did is get a big bowl of very warm water from the faucet (not so hot that it hurts to stick your hand in it) and put a little metal bowl with the chocolate chips and butter in the water and stirred it until it melted.
My five star rating is only for the mint filling and chocolate topping because I used a box for the brownies. ~ I used an 8x8 pan so mine were thick and after making them a few times, decided for my small pan they are better when I cut the frosting in half! If you are substituting mint extract use very little; start with 1/4 tsp with 2 T of milk to make it cream together. Too much mint makes it taste like toothpaste! Green food coloring gives it a minty look!
Oh my goodness...these are sooo good!! And so easy to make. I just bought the store brownie mix and then made the topping with the peppermint extract. If the frosting is too lumpy to spread, just add a little water to make it a little thinner. I also used melted milk chocolate chips as the top layer. It turned out great!!
SOOOO Good!!! I added 1/4 tsp salt and one tsp vanilla to the brownie mix, and didn't have creme de menthe so I used 1 tsp mint extract. I made a batch of the mint frosting with 3 tsps mint extract as someone suggested, and that was WAY too much. Tasted like toothpaste! Otherwise this is a top notch recipe! Tastes so good & it just melts in your mouth! Yum!!
Fantastic! I made these for a potluck at work, and everyone raved about them and wanted the recipe. I substituted a brownie box mix and used 1 tsp. peppermint extract instead of the creme de menthe. Takes a little planning to account for the cooling steps, but it is worth it!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Mint Dessert Brownies
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 124
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