Gourmet Mint Brownies

Photo by Patrina S.

PREP TIME

120

minutes

TOTAL TIME

170

minutes

SERVINGS

32

servings

PREP TIME

120

minutes

TOTAL TIME

170

minutes

SERVINGS

32

servings

Ingredients

  • FILLING

  • 1

    (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1/4

    cup sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 1

    teaspoon peppermint extract

  • 4

    drops green food coloring

  • BROWNIES

  • 1

    cup margarine or butter

  • 4

    ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces

  • 2

    cups sugar

  • 2

    teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 4

    eggs

  • 1

    cup all-purpose flour

  • FROSTING

  • 2

    tablespoons margarine or butter

  • 2

    tablespoons corn syrup

  • 2

    tablespoons water

  • 2

    ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1

    cup powdered sugar

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan. In small bowl, combine cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar; beat until smooth. Add 1 egg, mint extract and food color; mix well. Set aside. 2. In large saucepan, melt 1 cup margarine and 4 oz. chocolate over very low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool 15 minutes or until slightly cooled. 3. Stir 2 cups sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla into chocolate mixture. Add 4 eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in flour; mix well. Spread in greased and floured pan. Carefully spoon filling over brownie mixture. Lightly swirl filling into brownie mixture. 4. Bake at 350°F. for 45 to 50 minutes or until set. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. 5. In medium saucepan, combine 2 tablespoons margarine, corn syrup and water; bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat. Add 2 oz. chocolate; stir until melted. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and powdered sugar; beat until smooth. Frost cooled brownies. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator. High Altitude (above 3500 feet): No change. Nutrition Information Per Serving: Serving Size: 1 Brownie * Calories: 190 * Calories from Fat: 100 * % Daily Value: Total Fat: 11 g 17% * Saturated Fat: 4 g 20% * Cholesterol: 35 mg 12% * Sodium: 95 mg 4% * Total Carbohydrate: 21 g 7% * Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3% * Sugars: 16 g * Protein: 2 g * Vitamin A: 8% * Vitamin C: 0% * Calcium: 0% * Iron: 4% * Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1 Fruit, 2 Fat or 1 1/2 Carbohydrate

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