Fudgy Mint Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients:

2 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped

1 stick butter, cut into chunks

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/4 cup flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

for mint layer:

1 cup powdered sugar

2 tbsp butter, softened

1 tsp peppermint extract

1 1/2 tbsp cream

tiny bit of green food coloring

for chocolate topping:

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325.

Lay a piece of tin foil in an eight inch pan and liberally butter the foil. Set aside.

Melt the chocolate and butter together over very low heat in a medium sized saucepot, stirring constantly. Once melted, take off the heat and whisk in the sugar, eggs and vanilla extract.

Fold in the flour and salt and mix until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes. Let cool completely before proceeding to the next step.

While brownies are cooling, mix together all ingredients for the mint layer (it's easiest to use a mixer for this). Once the brownies have cooled, spread the mint layer over the top evenly and then place brownies in the fridge for 30 minutes so the mint layer can set.

Now, melt the chocolate chips either in a double boiler or VERY CAREFULLY in the microwave, stirring during 20 second intervals. Spread the melted chocolate over the top of the mint layer evenly and place brownies back in the fridge for two hours until set.

After chocolate has cooled completely, lift tin foil out of pan and slice brownies into small squares.

Time:

4 hours


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