Who doesn’t love brownies? Rich, chocolatey, fudgy brownies. Yum. Ok, Shane doesn’t like chocolate. Anyone else? I didn’t think so!
Ok, so what if you take those rich brownies and spread a layer of mint creme on them, and top them off with chocolate ganache? Oh. My. Goodness. Then you make enough to bring to a large party, and everyone loves them and thinks you are a baking genius. Sounds good, right? Now, how about this: The Recipe Is Easy!
In a nice big mixing bowl, put: 3C sugar, 3C flour, 1C unsweetened cocoa, and 1-1/2t salt. Whisk together. Make a well in the center.
In another bowl, crack 6 eggs, add 1-1/2C oil, and 3/4C milk. Whisk well. Pour the liquid into the dry and beat well with a wooden spoon til combined.
Heat oven to 350 F. Spray a 10 x 15″ jelly roll pan with cooking spray. Use a rubber spatula to spread evenly to edges of pan. Smooth top. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes til done. Cool in pan on wire rack.
For the mint layer, soften a stick of butter. Beat in a total of 5C Confectioner’s sugar, (1 cup at a time) 2T peppermint extract, and up to 1/4C whole milk for a creamy consistency. Spread over completely cooled brownies. Chill to firm it up.
For the chocolate ganache topping, melt 6T butter in the microwave. Add 2C semi-sweet chocolate chips. Stir well. Put the bowl back in the microwave at 50% power for 30 second intervals. Stir well in between. Repeat til melted. Let stand 15 minutes. Spread chocolate layer over chilled brownies/mint layer. Spread to sides. Chill for 1 hour, and cut into squares.
You will be the hit of the party with these sweet, minty, chocolatey, creamy, more chocolatey, fudgy, moist, yummy brownies. Dee-lish!
Happy Brownie Day! (If it isn’t, it should be!)