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Chewy Chocolate Mint Brownies & Giveaway Winner Announced!

by Christa on December 13, 2011

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Chocolate& Mint. Another one of those delicious pairs that seem to go together so perfectly, especially at Christmas time. 



I’m a stickler about my brownies. They must be chewy and fudgy, not dry or cakey whatsoever!
These Chewy Chocolate Mint Brownies didn’t disappoint. My handsome hubby described them as a giant Andes Mint… I kind of loved that comment. 🙂


AND congrats to Chip Chip Hooray! You’ve won the Wholesome Sweeteners Giveaway! Christmas will come early for you this year 🙂

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Chewy Chocolate Mint Brownies
(makes 16 brownies)
BROWNIES:
INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup oil
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×9 baking dish.
2. Combine the melted butter, oil, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each ingredients, until thoroughly blended.
3. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture until blended. Stir in the chocolate morsels. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.
4. Bake in preheated oven until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Remove and cool pan on wire rack and then transfer to the refrigerator for 1 hour before topping brownies with mint frosting.


Mint Frosting:
INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup softened butter
2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 to 3 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
green food coloring


DIRECTIONS:
1. To make the mint frosting, cream the butter and confectioners’ sugar.
2. Add the heavy cream, one tablespoon at a time, beating until it is smooth and spreadable. Beat in the peppermint extract and tint to the desired shade with green food coloring.
3. Frost the cooled brownies, cover and chill for 1 hour.


Chocolate Topping:
INGREDIENTS:
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon butter


DIRECTIONS:
1. Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl, add the butter and microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes or until the chocolate is slightly melted. Stir until smooth. 
2. Pour the chocolate over the brownies and smooth it with a knife. Refrigerate for 45 minutes or until the coating hardens.
3. Bring the brownies to room temperature, then cut into 16 pieces. Layer them on a piece on wax paper to transport or put in a cute box for the holidays! 

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kdk in carlsbad December 14, 2011 at 12:13 am

I am sure these taste as good as they look!

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Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray December 14, 2011 at 2:54 am

Ahh hooray! I'm so excited. 🙂 Do I need to get in touch with you with my info or anything?

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Mini Baker December 14, 2011 at 8:12 am

hi tara! yes, please e-mail me your address!! congrats 🙂

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Karen S Booth December 14, 2011 at 6:49 pm

What a great combination and recipe! They look amazing!

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grace December 17, 2011 at 8:37 am

this combination is always enjoyable, but you're right–it seems more appropriate than ever during the holidays! i LOVE the thick, luscious layer of mint that your brownies were given. lovely!

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madison January 19, 2013 at 12:46 pm

yum

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