I’ll admit it – I’m usually not the biggest fan of St. Patrick’s Day.
Give me Christmas, Halloween or my birthday (definitely a holiday) in exchange, and I’d be content. Maybe it’s because I’m not Irish, I don’t know, but I’ve never been wont to wear green, chase after pots o’ gold at the end of rainbows or wish on four-leaf clovers on March 17. I know. I’m a party pooper.
But that’s changed this year – because this year, I have cause for celebration. It’s called Crème De Menthe Brownies
. For these delicious treats, I would celebrate St. Patty’s Day every freaking day of the year.
I knew I had a good thing going when I set out to make these bad boys. I mean, how could I not, when I started layering creamy chocolate ganache over sugary mint frosting over gooey, dark chocolate brownies? The sight of them alone made me feel like I’d already found that pot of gold. And the taste – well, one bite and you’ll feel as lucky as a kid on Christmas – er, St. Patrick’s Day – morning.
These treats are a bit more substantial than your average brownie. The brownie base is chewier than cake: but for those who prefer the latter consistency, just add an extra egg to the brownie batter. The mint layer is super soft and fluffy, like a cloud of crème de menthe goodness, and the chocolate ganache layer is solid but yielding.
It tastes like one of those chocolate-covered mints you get from the department store, but with a DELICIOUS brownie attached to the bottom. That, to me, is a St. Patrick’s Day miracle.Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!