Last semester at school, my students presented a “cooking show” for their final exam. They had to show measuring and safety tips a long with showing the class the proper way to mix and prepare a recipe. One on my students prepared these layered mint brownies. It was a recipe she had gotten from her grandmother. Her grandmother prepared them every holiday for the family. The brownies were so pretty with the green mint icing and tasted just like an andies mint. I was in love. I made these for our little New Year’s Eve party and my kiddos, Company and Jeanie Beanie thought they were mmm mmm good. I am so grateful that my student shared her recipe with me.
Now, I am sharing it with you.
If you still have a holiday party to attend and need to bring a dessert, these brownies travel well and stay moist for several days. Be sure to bring the recipe, because your friends will want you to share it too. ; )
Here is what you will need to make a full, 9 by 13 pan, of brownies.
I used special dark chocolate chips for the icing, but semi sweet chips would work too.
In a large mixing bowl, put the room temperature butter and four eggs in.
In the bowl with the eggs and the butter, add in one can of chocolate syrup. Next add the flour.
Now, add the salt and the sugar.
Lastly, add in the vanilla. (can see that I spilled it?). Now with a mixer mix all seven ingredients together.
Be sure and the mix the brownie together for at least five minutes. The batter will fluff up and look rich and thick. Also, do not be alarmed because there is not baking powder or soda in this recipe.
Spread the brownie batter evenly in a greased 9 by 13 pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
Here is what mine looked like when they came out of the oven.
While the brownies cook completely, you can make the mint flavored icing. In a large mixing bowl put in room temperature butter and the powdered sugar.
Now, add in one tablespoon water and one teaspoon mint flavoring.
To give the icing a pretty green color, add in 3 drops of green food coloring. With a mixer, blend the ingredients together until the icing is smooth and fluffy.
Spread the mint icing evenly over the completely cooled brownie.
Now it is time to make the chocolate topping. In a microwaveable bowl, put in the butter and chocolate chips.
Put the bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time and stir. When the butter completely melts and the chips are soft, stir the butter and chips together until the topping is smooth and all the chips are melted.
Let the chocolate topping cool for 3o minutes. It will thicken slightly. Spread the chocolate topping over the mint icing. Chill the brownies until the topping sets up.
These brownies slice up so pretty.
They look so attractive stacked up together. The brownies are dense and rich. It will be hard not to nibble on them until they are all gone.
Here is the recipe:
Layered Mint Brownies
Recipe Adapted from Student’s Grandma
1/2 cup softened
1 – 16 ounce of chocolate syrup
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
For the Mint Icing
1/2 cup butter softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon mint flavoring
3 drops of green food coloring
For the chocolate topping
1 – 12 ounce package of dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter
Preheat your oven till 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 by 13 pan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, eggs, flour, sugar, chocolate syrup, vanilla and salt. Mix all the ingredients with a mixer for five minutes. The batter will be thick and fluffy. Pour the batter into a lightly greased 9 by 13 pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until center comes out clean with a tooth pick. Take out of oven and cool completely.
To make the icing, combine the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, water, mint flavoring and green food coloring. With a mixer, mix the ingredients together until the icing if smooth and fluffy. When the brownies are completely cooled, spread the icing on the brownies.
To make the chocolate topping. In a microwaveable bowl, melt the butter and the chocolate chips together in the microwave. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time and stir. Repeat until the butter and chocolate chips are melted. Let the topping cool for 30 minutes to thicken. Pour the topping over the icing and smooth evenly. Chill until the topping hardens. Cut into small squares.
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