Saturday, December 19, 2009

Creme de Menthe Brownies

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
4 eggs
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

1 comment:

*A* said...

These sound so good, I'm going to bookmark this recipe for next Christmas.
Also, I just found your blog today (via D&R), and I love it! I'll be sure to check back (and comment) often!