Sunday, September 23, 2012

Creme de Menthe Brownies


I really should have titles this post "Chocolate Mint Crack".  Not that I know what it is like to be addicted to crack.  But I guess I can imagine.  When I was pregnant I was addicted to orange juice in a really bad....need it NOW....all the time kind of way.  I feel like that about these brownies.  They are THE best dessert ever.  Ever.

Here is why I love these.

1. The "cake' layer is SO moist and spongy.  It's thinner than brownie and thicker than cake.  Perfect.

2. The middle layer is creamy and minty and sugary and amazing.  Enough said.

3. The top layer is chocolaty and a tiny bit crunchy.  Perfection!

Creme de Menthe Brownies

Bottom Layer
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
4 eggs, beaten
1 T. Vanilla
16 oz. can of Hershey's chocolate syrup
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt

Cream together the sugar & butter.  Make sure you let your butter set out for a while so it is a little bit soft.  Add beaten eggs and mix well.  Add the vanilla and chocolate syrup.  Fold in flour and salt and pour mixture into a greased AND floured 9x13 pan.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  Cool. (I like to put mine in the freezer.  If you try to add the second layer when it is still warm it gets runny.)

Middle Layer

2 cups powdered sugar
3 T. creme de menthe
1/2 cup butter
green food coloring

Combine powdered sugar, creme de menthe and butter.  Start with a few drops of green food coloring and mix until you get your desired shade of green.  Mix and spread over cooled cake.  Let harden. (Again, I like to put it in the freezer!)

Top Layer

6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 Tbsp butter

Melt chocolate chips and butter together.  Be careful when you do this.  You don't have to use a double boiler but don't burn your chocolate.  Stir stir stir and watch it the whole time!  Drizzle over mixture.  

You can do the top layer 2 ways.  The recipe above gives you enough chocolate to completely cover the brownies.  Sometimes I like to fix them with about 1/2 of the recipe above.  Then I just drizzle the chocolate over the top and you can see some of the minty green color peeking through.  They are delicious either way!

Chill at least an hour before serving.  I almost always keep these in my freezer when I make them for a treat.  First, I keeps me from eating all of them at one sitting and second I love how crunchy the top layer gets when it is cold.  If I am taking them to a party I always keep them in the fridge until it is time to go!

Try not to eat the whole pan when you make these!!


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28 comments:

EmmaK said...

Hi I am following via the Monday Mingle! These look SO amazing....I bet they make your tongue tingle when you bite into them! Yummy

Bonny Yokeley said...

These look seriously delicious! I am afraid to make them because I will want to eat the whole pan, but I'm pinning them anyway because I'll have to make them for company.

Bonny @ thedomesticatedprincess.com

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your brownies keep catching my eye-love the colors! Just for fun, bet the kids (big and small) would love Monster Breath Brownies or Swamp Thing for Halloween:@)

D. Lynn @Purple Kale said...

These look soooo good! I've got to try this! Thanks for sharing!

Would love for you to come and stop by my blog, if you get the chance. http://purplekale25.blogspot.com/

Kaylee said...

Love chocolate and mint and those look amazing!

I would love for you to share these at Mealtime Monday!

Kaylee
www.couponingncooking.com

Printabelle said...

I have a daughter that LOVES these, but we buy them at the store. I'd like to try to make them myself. Thanks very much.

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Yum! These look fabulous! Stopping by from The Well Crafted Home :-)

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

YUM! This is a GREAT recipe! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday and shared it with us! Thanks! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~
http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/cast-party-wednesday-link-party-60/

Anni said...

Hello!!
Stopping by from the "Follow Me Wednesday" linkup today :)
New follower!
xoxo
Anni

Nicole said...

Very tasty! My goodness. I love mint chocolate. Now I'm hungry!

Debi Bolocofsky said...

Amazing brownies. This looks so good. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/how-to-make-natural-tinted-lip-balm-and.html
I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above
www.adornedfromabove.com

Sarah said...

Found you from Foodtastic Friday and pinned your recipe. They look so good. ` Sarah Dawn Designs

sugarswings said...

i love mint, these sound and look great! thanks for sharing!

Mama Chocolate said...

Yum! Mint & chocolate are the best combo!

Christine said...

Oh!! LOVE the sound of this recipe! YUM!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Stuff and Nonsense said...

i love mint and chocolate
together in one sweet treat
so these look fabulous

thanks for sharing
at Fridays Unfolded

now following via GFC!

alison

sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

yummy, chocolate mint in any form is great!

madge | the vegetarian casserole queen said...

Oh my goodness, these look addicting! Pinning...

Debi Bolocofsky said...

Love this brownie recipe. They look amazing. Thanks for linking at Adorned From Above's Link Party this week. Have a great weekend. Debi

Theresa said...

Oh wow, those look scrumptious! They make me think of St. Paddy's day. I will be saving this recipe to give it a try then! Thanks for sharing!

Stopping in from the Friday Chaos Hop and am happy to be a new follower :)

Theresa
Theresa’s Mixed Nuts

Miz Helen said...

Hi Laura,
What a very special treat that we will really enjoy! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Lisa @ akawest said...

Oh, I can imagine those are fabulous!

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

Those brownies look amazing!

Michelle said...

I've had these before but never found a recipe. Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday on www.thrifty101.blogspot.com, you've been featured! Drop by and grab an "I was featured" button. Hope to see you again this week!

Michelle @ Thrifty 101

Shatzi @ Love and Laundry said...

These look absolutely amazing! I honestly don't know if I dare make them because I'll want to eat the whole pan myself! I featured these on my Weekend Wonders Roundup tonight!

Katie Drane said...

These look soooo good!! Thank you for sharing your recipe:)

Katie
www.funhomethings.com

Debi Bolocofsky said...

Laura,
Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/10/almond-sugar-body-scrub-and-wednesdays.html
from Wednesday until Sunday.
Hope to see you there.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above
www.adornedfromabove.com

Nancy Bandzuch said...

Yes, yum yes! Thank you for sharing this at the "oldies" party last week. Looks so good!

PS--on a different note, in a few weeks I will be starting a weekly series called "mom, woman of faith" where various moms share about various faith/mom topics. I have been reading your blog for a while and feel that you would be a great person to share some insights.
If you are interested please let me know.
Here's my email,
nancy.verly@gmail.com
Thanks,
Nancy
www.dosmallthingswithlove.com

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