Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Brownie Heaven

These brownies are the best thing I've ever made.

And you should not make these unless you have a venue to take them to or someone to give them away to.

Because they have a ridiculous amount of calories in them, and are horrible for you.

But oh my goodness are they delicious.

Are you ready?


They are 100 times more delicious than they look.

Go support a Girl Scout and get yourself some Thin Mint Cookies.

Eat one or two, because they are delish, then get to work on these!

They are fudgy.

They are minty.

And they are cream cheese frosting heaven.

I got you convinced with the cream cheese frosting, didn't I? :)

Knew it!

Here is the recipe:


1 stick butter, cubed
2 oz. bittersweet chocolate
5 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
3 eggs
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup flour
10 thin mint cookies

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 brick cream cheese
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. mint extract
green food coloring

Final Topping:
15 chopped thin mint cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In heat resistant bowl, combine chopped chocolates and butter. Place over a double broiler with barely simmering water, stirring the chocolate and butter until they are both just melted. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, salt, vanilla, and sugar. Whisk in melted chocolate. Add in cocoa powder and combine. Pour into a foil lined 9x13 inch baking pan (I sprayed my foil with Pam before dumping in the brownie batter.) Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Set on cooking rack to cool for 2 hours when done baking.

For cream cheese frosting:
In stand mixer, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, mint extract and green food coloring. Tint cream cheese to desired color. Place in bowl and refrigerate until ready to frost completely cooled brownies.

For cookie layer:
Roughly chop 15 thin mint cookies.

Final assembly:
Remove brownies from baking pan, and gently remove foil lining. Evenly spread tinted cream cheese mixture over the top. Gently press chopped thin mint cookie crumbles into the cream cheese frosting mixture just until they are fixed in place. Cut into 2 x 2 inch squares.

To. Die. For. People! I promise!

Make these!!

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