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Monday, February 10, 2014

Mint Basic Brownies

Hi everyone!

I know I've posted a lot of brownie recipes on here... but somehow I just keep finding more to try, so I make them, and then usually they're just too good not to share. And I LOVE chocolate, so the brownie train probably won't be stopping anytime soon. These brownies are super basic and simple- minimal ingredients, one bowl- but I added some pizzaz by way of lowering the amount of chocolate chips I used, and adding in a bunch of Andes creme de menthe chips, then when I pulled them out of the oven, I sprinkled the top with more Andes chips, and let them melt into a sort of super-easy icing. YUM! let's go.

Dump all ingredients except chips into a bowl and mix well.
Then add the chips and mix again!
Here's the finished batter- it is rather thick, but that's just right.
Pat your batter out in a greased and parchment lined pan- don't try to spread it, the batter is too thick, so just poke it around, etc.
Here are the brownies right out of the oven.
And here are the brownies post-mint-chip-topping. Let cool if possible!

Mint Basic Brownies
(Keep in mind you could use any kind of other chips to add pizzaz instead of mint- peanut butter chips, white chocolate- you name it)
-1 1/2 cups sugar
-3/4 cup flour
-3/4 cup cocoa
-3 eggs
-3/4 cup butter, melted
-heaping 1/4 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
-3/4 cup mint chocolate chips + more for topping
(Use 1 cup chocolate chips and no mint chips for regular brownies)
Mix everything up in a bowl except chips. Mix in chips.
Pat batter out evenly in parchment lined and greased 9x13'' or 7x11'' pan, depending on how thick you want your brownies (I went with 7x11'').
Bake at 325 F for 20-30 minutes for 9x13'' or 35-45 minutes for 7x11'' pan. They are done when a toothpick comes out clean- make sure you aren't hitting a chocolate chip though.
Sprinkle more mint chips on top of the brownies when they are still hot, and let them melt into a little minty icing. Use whatever amount you like, depending on your tastes (or how many chips you haven't eaten yet!).
Let cool if possible before slicing if you'd like nice square brownies- lift the brownies out by the parchment paper and cut on a cutting board with a sharp knife.

Let the brownies cool (I let them cool a while, then finished cooling in the fridge), lift out by the parchment paper, and cut on a cutting board.
You'll end up with fudgy, chocolatey, minty deliciousness like this- Enjoy!!

Savor it!
love, rue

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