chocolate mint brownies

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  1. Chocolate Mint Brownies
  2. oven 350 need 8x8 or 9x9 pan
  3. Brownies
  4. 1/2 cup butter
  5. 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  6. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  7. 3 eggs
  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  9. 1 cupall-purpose flour
  10. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  11. Mint Frosting
  12. 1/4 cup softened butter
  13. 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  14. 1 1/2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  15. 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  16. Green food coloring
  17. Chocolate topping
  18. 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  19. 3 tablespoons butter
  20. Heat the oven to 350? and grease a 9-inch square baking pan. For the brownies, place the butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute, stir, and microwave for 1 minute more. Stir until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs. Stir in the chocolate and the vanilla extract. Finally, stir in the flour and salt until thoroughly combined. Pour into the prepared pan, then bake for 25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool for at least 1 hour.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Bring the brownies to room temperature, then cut into 16 to 32 pieces.

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