Melissa's Mint Chocolate Brownies
Why I Love This Recipe
These take a wee bit of time, but are totally worth the wait!
If you like Andes mint chocolates you'll LOVE these brownies!
Ingredients You'll Need
3/4 cups cocoa powder
3/4 cups shortening
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tbsp creme de menthe (green)
6 tbsp butter
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F.
Line a 9x13" pan with parchment paper.
Melt shortening in a large saucepan over low heat.
Stir in cocoa until well mixed & remove from heat.
Mix in sugar and vanilla.
Mix in eggs one at a time.
Stir in remaining ingredients and stir until mixture is smooth.
Pour into lined pan & bake for 30 minutes or until top springs back lightly when touched.
While baking, prepare mint topping (as below).
Cool completely then spread with mint topping.
Chill until mint topping is set.
While chilling prepare chocolate topping (as below).
Pour chocolate topping over brownies.
Cover & chill for at least 1 hour before cutting & serving.
For Mint Topping:
In a small bowl combine the sugar, butter and crème de menthe. Beat until smooth.
For Chocolate Topping:
Melt butter & chocolate chips in a water bath. Remove from heat and stir until smooth. Let cool slightly before spreading over brownies.