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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Treat Tuesday #35...

Treat Tuesday - Creme De Menthe Brownies

*It wasn't this exact recipe, but my mom always made these brownies when I was a young boy.

*We made theme this weekend and they are as good as I remember.


*4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
*1 cup unsalted butter
*4 large eggs
*2 cups granulated sugar
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*1 cup flour

*1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
*2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
*4 tablespoons green creme de menthe (or use green food coloring plus a dash of peppermint extract)

*6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
*6 tablespoons unsalted butter

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Mist 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray.
-Prepare brownies: In double boiler, melt baking chocolate and 1 cup butter over simmering water; cool slightly.
-In medium mixing bowl, beat eggs with a whisk until blended, then add the 2 cups granulated sugar and continue whisking until mixture is light and fluffy.
-Add cooled chocolate mixture, salt, vanilla and flour.
-Keep whisking until thoroughly blended.
-Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 25 minutes.
-Remove from oven and leave brownies to cool in pan.
-Make filling: Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the 1/2 cup butter and confectioners' sugar together until well blended.
-Stir in the creme de menthe and blend well.
-Spread over cooled brownies.
-Refrigerate in original baking pan until filling is firm.
-Make icing: Melt the chocolate chips and 6 T butter in the top of a double boiler, stirring until smooth. (You can do this in the microwave, just monitor closely and stir a few times.).
-Pour the warm glaze over the filling and tilt pan to distribute the icing evenly.
-Refrigerate until chocolate hardens.
-To cut, allow brownies to come to room temperature in the pan so chocolate doesn't crack.

Treat Tuesday:  Middle Grade Novel

The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff

Treat Tuesday:  Adult Novel  

One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper

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