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Double-Frosted Brownies with Mint

Double-Frosted Brownies - and mint

The buttercream frosting layer can easily be customized with flavor and/or color to make your next celebration even more delicious.  
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
chill time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 bars

Ingredients
  

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces semisweet chocolate chopped (or disks)
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter cut in pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup plus 4 tablespoons (9 ounces) sugar
  • 2 large eggs plus 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (5 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup chocolate chips if desired

Frosting Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cream not milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 Tablespoon butter

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9 x 9 pan with a foil sling (for easy removal), and then grease foil.
  • Microwave chocolate, butter and cocoa in glass bowl on low power until smooth, stirring at intervals (1-3 minutes total). Allow to cool slightly.
  • Whisk sugar, eggs, yolks, vanilla and salt together in large bowl until combined.
  • Whisk in cooled chocolate mixture, and then gently stir in flour with rubber spatula, being careful not to overmix. Stir in chocolate chips, if desired.
  • Spread batter evenly into pan. Bake approximately 35 minutes, or until a toothpick test leaves a few moist crumbs on the end of the pick.
  • Let brownies cool completely before frosting.

Frosting

  • Melt butter until light brown. Blend in sugar. Then stir in cream and vanilla until smooth. Spread on cooked brownies. Chill frosted brownies.
  • ** mInt option: Add ½ teaspoon mint frosting and a few drops green gel food coloring to the frosting before spreading on brownies.

Glaze

  • Melt butter and chocolate together, and allow to cool. Pour over chilled frosted brownies and tilt pan to cover entire surface. 

Notes

Chill a few more minutes before slicing, or allow to chill overnight and then let stand at room temperature before slicing. Remove brownies using foil sling, and then slice into desired shape. I prefer a more narrow bar on this recipe - reminiscent of a certain foil-wrapped, layered mint candy that also represented a special treat as a kid.