Sunday, February 3, 2008

Moist and Minty Brownies

What could be better than chocolate brownies with a hint of mint? They are the perfect holiday treat.

Moist and Minty Brownies
from Nestle Toll House Best Loved Cookies

1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 cups Nestle Toll House Mint-Chocolate Morsels, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs

1 container (16 oz) prepared vanilla frosting
1 tube (4.25 oz) chocolate decorating icing, optional

For Brownies: Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.

Combine sugar, butter and water in medium saucepan. Bring just to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat (Or combine sugar, butter and water in medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH power for 3 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time. Stir until smooth).

Add 1 cup morsels and vanilla; stir until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Stir in flour mixture and remaining morsels.

Spread into greased 9-inch square baking pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely (center will sink) in pan or rack.

For Frosting: Spread vanilla frosting over brownies.

Squeeze chocolate icing in parallel lines over frosting. Drag wooden pick through chocolate icing to feather. Let stand until frosting is set. Cut into bars.

There is nothing like chocolate, mint and frosting to top off a great meal! This recipe was fantastic, easy and yummy! I didn't add the chocolate decorating icing however. It was great without it.