I went to a very large cookie swap party last weekend. There were 30 RSVPs! I tripled this recipe in order to pack 6 brownies into each container and still have extra for snacking during the party. I went to the dollar store to buy the to go containers and I bought the tags from Michaels. I printed the recipe out and cut and pasted it to the inside of the holiday labels.
This is the recipe my mother uses every year
Creme de Menthe Brownies
1 cup butter or margarine, softened and divided
1 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 (16 oz) can of Hershey’s chocolate syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
3 tbsp crème de menthe
1 (6oz) pkg semisweet chocolate morsels
Cream ½ cup butter; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
Combine flour and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternatively with chocolate syrup, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Stir in vanilla.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 to 28 minutes.
Cool completely. (Brownies will shrink from sides of pan while cooling)
Cream ¼ cup butter; gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar, crème de menthe and 1 to 2 tbsp of milk if mixture seems too thick to spread.
Spread evenly over brownies; chill about 1 hour.
Combine chocolate morsels and remaining ¼ cup of butter in top of double boiler; bring water to a boil.
Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts.
Spread over brownies; chill for at least one hour. Cut into squares.
I cut mine into very small bite size squares