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Gourmet Mint Brownies

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Gourmet Mint Brownies
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 36
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These brownies are delicious with a capital D, inviting cream cheese, mint extract and chocolate to mingle together in one dreamy bar.

Ingredients

Brownies

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup sugar
1
egg
1
teaspoon mint extract
4
drops green food color
1
cup butter or margarine
4
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces
2
cups sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
4
eggs
1
cup all-purpose or unbleached flour

Frosting

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
tablespoons corn syrup
2
tablespoons water
2
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup powdered sugar

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan. In small bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth. Add egg, mint extract and food color; mix well. Set aside.
  • 2 In 3- to 4-quart saucepan, melt 1 cup butter and 4 oz chocolate over very low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Stir in 2 cups sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in flour; mix well. Spread in pan. Carefully spoon cheese filling over brownie mixture. Gently cut through layers with knife to marble.
  • 3 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until set. Cool completely.
  • 4 In heavy saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons butter, corn syrup and water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat. Add 2 oz chocolate; stir until melted.
  • 5 Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and powdered sugar; beat until smooth. Frost cooled brownies. Cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Cover and refrigerate any remaining brownies.
Tips  

Garnish each square with a fresh mint leaf and a raspberry or small strawberry dipped in chocolate.

Delicious when served in a bowl with a scoop of mint chip or vanilla bean ice cream.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
100
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
(
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
70mg
3%
Potassium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
16g
)
Protein
2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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