Saturday, March 17, 2012

BYU Mint Brownies


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Happy St. Patty's Day.... We had another nice spring day in Ohio.  This week the trees have bloomed and boy has my allergies gone crazy.  If you have allergies and live in Ohio you are probably miserable right now.

Bill and Billy worked on the new landscaping today.  They got the grass planted and the flower bed is all done too.  Hopefully soon I will be showing you pictures of grass.

We are going to build a fire pit in the center of this area.  I can not wait for it all to be done so we can build a fire in the evening and just sit out back and relax!

Cally said she was the supervisor today.

Back to these really minty brownies.  This recipe came from the blog, The Girl Who Ate Everything.  The green center icing is mint flavored and then chocolate brownie on the bottom and chocolate icing on the top.  And they were oh so good!

I did make a change in her brownie recipe as I added 1 tsp vanilla and then I also made my own chocolate frosting.  You can make your own frosting or as she said you can use can icing as well.

BYU Mint Brownies
adapted from: The Girl Who Ate Everything

1 C butter, softened
1/2 C cocoa
2 Tbsp honey
4 eggs
2 C white sugar
1 3/4 C flour
1/2 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 C chopped walnuts or pecans (I used walnuts)

Melt butter and mix in cocoa.  Allow to cool.  Add honey, eggs, vanilla, sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well.  Add nuts.  Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Cool

Mint Icing
5 Tbsp butter
dash salt
3 Tbsp milk
1 Tbsp light corn syrup
2 1/3 C powdered sugar
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1-2 drops green food coloring

Prepare mint icing: soften butter.  Add salt, corn syrup and powdered sugar.  Beat until smooth and fluffy.  Add mint extract and food coloring.  Mix.  Add milk gradually until the consistency is a little thinner than cake frosting.  Spread on top of the brownies.

Chocolate Icing
2 C powdered sugar
1/3 C milk chocolate chips, melted
1/3 C cocoa powder
6 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla

Melt chocolate chips.  Mix together powdered sugar, melted chocolate chips, cocoa powder, vanilla and milk until smooth.  Spread on top of mint layer and enjoy!

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