Minty Frosted Brownies

by Mom (adapted from Family Favorites recipe book)

serves 6-9 depending on size of pieces (halve recipe for 4 small ramekins)


Brownies:

2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate

1/2 cup butter

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour


Frosting:

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

3 TB butter, softened

1/8 cup milk

3/4 tsp peppermint extract


1-2 boxes Junior Mints or semi-sweet chocolate chips, if desired

1 TB butter


Preheat oven to 350.

Melt chocolate and butter in microwave.

Beat eggs and sugar until smooth; add flour. Pour in chocolate mixture and stir to combine.

Pour into greased and floured 8x8 pan (or pour into greased ramekins).

Bake 15-20 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out nearly clean.

For frosting, mix together all ingredients until smooth. Frost cooled brownies. Melt Junior Mints or chips  with butter if desired and drizzle over frosted brownies. Chill until ready to serve. Great with ice cream!