Chocolate mint-frosted brownies

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 ounces Semi-sweet baking chocolate
½ cup Butter or margarine
1¼ cup Sugar
1 tablespoon Light brown sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
3 Eggs
¾ cup Flour
1 pinch Salt
4 cups Confectioners sugar
1½ cup Butter
12 ounces Semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 ounces Milk chocolate
8 ounces White chocolate
3 Eggs; (*See Note)
2 teaspoons Vanilla
2 teaspoons Peppermint

BROWNIE

CHOCOLATE MINT FROSTING

Brownies: preheat oven to 325F. Grease and set aside an 8" square baking pan, or 8" cake pan. Set aside. Place baking chocolate and butter in microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high for two minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted. Cool slightly.

In medium-sized mixing bowl combine white and brown sugars. Add melted chocolate mixture and beat with electric mixer until well blended. Setting mixer on low, add eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition.

Add vanilla.

Stir in the flour and salt until well blended. Pour into prepared pan, spreading evenly. bake for 30-35 minutes, or until sides are pulling away from pan. DO NOT OVERBAKE! Remove from oven and set on rack to cool. When completely cool top with Chocolate Mint Frosting.

Chocolate Mint Frosting: Melt chocolate chips in double boiler or in microwave. Beat together sugar, butter and eggs until fluffy. Add vanilla and peppermint, along with the chocolate. Mix well. Spread evenly over surface of cooled brownies. Refrigerate until set.

Makes 12 rich servings.

Note: For the frosting you may want to an egg substitute in place of the raw eggs. There will be no discernable difference in flavor or texture.

Source: My own recipe developed from several others over years of "tweaking." These really are wonderful! Posted to TNT Recipes Digest by "Peggy L. Makolondra" <pmakolon@...> on Feb 23, 1998

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