Mint Sails

Recipe By:  Amy Rosen

These one-bite brownies deliver deep chocolate flavor with a surprising minty hit!

Ingredients

Fudge Brownies

  • 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1-oz. squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour

Minty Icing

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp softened unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp 2% milk
  • 1⁄4 tsp peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring, about 3 drops (optional)

Decorative Finish

  • 1 oz. square unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
Directions Yield:  Makes 20 brownies

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease an 8 inch x 8 inch pan.

2. To make brownies, cream butter and sugar together until smooth, then add eggs and beat well. Add vanilla and blend in melted chocolate, then stir in flour until just blended. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Set aside to cool.

3. To make icing, combine icing sugar with butter, milk and mint extract, beat well, then add food coloring, if using, and stir. Spread over cooled brownies and let set.

4. For the decorative finish, melt unsweetened chocolate with butter and drizzle over in a crosshatched pattern. Chill until firm, then cut into squares.


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Photographer:
John Cullen
Source:
House & Home December 2011
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