Wednesday, February 2, 2011

chocolate mint brownies cheater recipe

mint brownies

Super yummy. And easy. They'd even make a cute Valentine's Day treat with red icing instead of green. Here's the recipe:


one family-size box of brownie mix

Mix and bake as directed in a 9x13 pan. Cool for at least an hour before frosting.


1/4 cup softened butter
2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1-1/2 to 3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Green (or red) food coloring

To make the mint frosting, cream the butter and confectioners' sugar. Add the milk 1 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. Frost the cooled brownies, cover, and chill for 1 hour.


3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons butter

To make the chocolate topping, pour the chips into a microwave-safe bowl, add the butter, and microwave on high for 1-1/2 minutes or until the chocolate melts. Stir until smooth. Pour the chocolate over the brownies and smooth it with a knife. Refrigerate for 45 minutes or until the coating hardens.

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Colleen Warmka said...

Sounds delish - I love the idea of red for Valentine's! How much butter in the chocolate topping?

Tina Vega said...

Oops, three tablespoons!