Today’s Tasty Tuesday is a recipe that… is a “Krista Original”. Yeah, that’s just a fancy way of saying I made it up. But, it did turn out pretty yummy, if I do say so myself (and I do). Mint and chocolate…??? Are you prepared for some heavenly goodness??
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
4 tsp vanilla (less to taste if desired)
6 Tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp peppermint or mint extract
3 Tbsp chocolate syrup
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and soda. Mix. Add butter (I stick my butter in the microwave until it’s soft enough to easily mix with everything else. Sometimes it melts completely… I haven’t noticed any quality issues and it’s a lot easier to mix this way. Maybe there is someone out there that knows better than I do; but until I’m told otherwise, I’ll just keep up my ‘cheating’ ways.) Mix in the rest of the ingredients, except the chocolate syrup. Stir or mix with a mixer until it is smooth. Bake in a 9″x13″ pan at 350degrees for 15-18 mins. I top it with a powdered sugar icing and Andes mint chips (found in the baking aisle). Then I drizzle the chocolate syrup on top.
These brownies are very rich, but they rock a mean treat at a Christmas party. And I’m just a fan of chocolate mint… so they always rock my world. Hope you enjoy. If you do try them, I’d love to know what you think.