Thursday, December 8, 2011

Recipe: Chocolate Mint Brownies

My mom makes KILLER Mint Brownies every Christmas. She has as long as I can remember. And as long as she is in the room, I can make them too. The problem is this: My mom's recipes are always in terms of "Palm fulls."

"Oh, you take a bout a palm of baking powder, and half a palm of salt, and a few cups of flour..."

Now, this method might actually generally work for Erika, as she has inherited some lovely, feminine hands, with palms roughly the same size as my mother's. I thought the best way to show you my predicament was with a drawing:
Think about what I like to call a "Monkey Palm," topped with Elton John's fingers. Trust me, the resemblance is uncanny.

Now, you can understand how the last time I used her pancake recipe, I ended up with little baking powder flavored mountains on my griddle.

So here, I do not have my mom's famous brownies. But I DO have an awesome brownie recipe nonetheless. I hope you get a chance to try them this holiday season.

BeBookBound's Chocolate Mint Brownies

  • Melt 2 sticks Butter and 4-1oz. Squares of Baking Chocolate together. (You CAN use the cocoa substitution on the box and they turn out just fine)
  • Whip 4 eggs til frothy and add 2 cups of sugar. Beat for 5 minutes- it will be gorgeous, light yellow fluffiness :)
  • While beating egg/sugar mix on medium, slowly pour in your butter/chocolate mixture. Add a tsp of vanilla, and fold in a cup of flour.
  • pour into a greased 9X13 pan and bake for about 25 minutes at 375, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • COOL
  • Beat 3C Powdered Sugar with a stick of butter, and 1 1/2 tsp. of mint extract, and about 6 drops of green food coloring. Add milk in SMALL increments until you reach desired consistency.Now top your cooled brownies with this.
  • Melt 1/2 stick of butter with 1C of Chocolate Chips until it's beautiful and silky. Glob it on top, and then spread it on the brownies. Let it sit for a while to firm up, and ENJOY! :)

Linked up to these awesome parties:


  1. Those look incredible! I need to try that recipe soon! Thanks for sharing!

  2. LOL that is so funny. I was trying to teach my son how to do a pinch of salt, he was doing like two grains of salt at a time with his little hands. These sound wonderful!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...