Happiness and Chocolate Abound

May 29, 2008

For the . . . um, three of you who wanted the Andes Brownies recipe, I successfully procured it tonight, thanks to Kim who brought them to the party. Now all I need is someone to have an event where I can justify making a whole pan of these (but please – a party with only a few people so I can bring back at least half of them).

Mint Brownies
3/4 c flour
1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
2 c semisweet chocolate chips
1 t vanilla
1/3 c butter
2/3 c sugar
2 T water
2 eggs
2 pkg Andes mints
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9 inch square pan.
2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt.
3. In a large bowl, combine chocolate chips and vanilla.
4. In a saucepan, combine butter, sugar, and water. Bring this mixture just to a boil. Pour hot mixture over chips and stir. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the flour mixture. Fold in nuts at this time, if desired. Pour 1/2 the batter into the pan, put down a layer of the mints, and then top with the remaining batter, spreading evenly.
5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until slightly firm to touch. Cool completely before frosting or cutting.
Chocolate Frosting
3 squares of unsweetened chocolate
3 T butter
3 c powdered sugar
1/4 t salt
1/2 c half & half
1 t vanilla
Melt chocolate and butter in microwave. Put the powdered sugar in a mixer bowl and pour the melted chocolate and butter on top. Add half & half, salt and vanilla. Beat with wire beater until creamy. Chill for better consistency before spreading.

Yum, yum, yum. I gained five pounds just looking at this recipe. Thanks for sharing the goodness, Kim!

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  • Reply Jen May 29, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    THANK YOU!!!! I’m definitely making these this weekend!!!

  • Reply diana banana May 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    I’m making them today….stay tuned

  • Reply LeAnne May 29, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Those sound devine. I can’t wait to try them. Andes mints are so great on their own, but with brownies and chocolate…oh the possibilities. Thanks!

  • Reply diana banana May 30, 2008 at 12:08 am

    they were delicious!!!!

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