Chocolate Mint Brownies

In honor of this upcoming green holiday we give you a recipe from Simply So Good, and it is…simply so good!

FYI, take her advice…served with a TALL glass of milk!

Chocolate Mint Brownies

4 cups sugar

3 cups flour

2  cups cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt

5  sticks (2 1/2 cups) unsalted butter, melted

8 eggs

2 tablespoons vanilla

Grease and flour a 12 x 18-inch baking sheet.  In a large mixing bowl combine sugar, flour and cocoa. Mix ingredients.  Pour in the melted butter and beat just until blended then add eggs and vanilla.  Mix thoroughly. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.  Cool completely.

Mint Layer:

2 sticks (1 cups) butter, softened

4 cups powder sugar

1 tablespoon milk

¼ teaspoon peppermint extract

Few drops of food coloring (green)

Blend all ingredients until smooth and spread over cooled brownies.

Chocolate layer:

12 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips

¼ cup butter

Put chocolate chips and butter in a bowl and microwave for 70 seconds. Stir to blend.  Spread over mint layer.  Refrigerate until set.

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