Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Grandpa's Mint Brownies

I didn't want to be a party pooper, so I decided I'd better post something in the St. Patrick's Day spirit! I'm proud I remembered to wear green today. I'm sure some of the kids at school would love an excuse to get to pinch me :) They would love me if I shared some of these brownies! Extremely rich and fudgy these beauties pack a punch of mint and were an absolute favorite of my grandpa. Aunt Charlotte brought them to Christmas dinner bringing back some great memories. She hadn't made these brownies since grandpa died in the early 90's and it was a nice way to remember him. Thanks Aunt Charlotte for sharing this recipe. Enjoy!

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter
4 eggs
1 cup flour (unsifted)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 can chocolate syrup (16 oz)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
few drops peppermint extract
1/2 cup margarine or butter
green food coloring.
1 cup chocolate chips
6 TBSP margarine or butter

Mix the above brownie ingredients and pour into a greased 9X13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and cool completely. Mix the above frosting ingredients and ice the cooled brownie layer. Refrigerate. While chilling, melt 1 cup chocolate chips and 6 Tbsp. margarine or butter. Stir, cool for five minutes then pour over icing layer. Cool and cut into small pieces (they are VERY rich!)


~~louise~~ said...

And thank you Heidi for sharing such a special recipe with us. I must say, they look scrumptious and just a perfect selection to celebrate the day. Happy St. Patty's Day, enjoy:)

Sook said...

The brownies look so moist and rich! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Carrie said...

I have a weakness for mint brownies! They're SO yummy! Hope you had a fun St. Paddy's Day!

Me, Myself and Pie said...

Yum! I've made similar brownies and they are soooo good!! A great combo! Happy St. Pats day.

teresa said...

delicious! i love mint brownies!

SonyaAnn said...

Wow, I'm going to add this to my to do recipe list. Thank you so much for sharing. My mouth thanks you, not my butt!

Krista said...

They remind me of my mom's creme de menthe bars and I love those! Definitely a winner! Your grandpa obviously had good taste. : )

Traci said...

OMGosh! My mom used to make these when I was little..and I've been looking for the recipe for years! Thanks for posting it!

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

those look delightful!

Katy ~ said...

Typically I'm not keen on chocolate, but I do like chocolate and mint. Would definitely enjoy these. So nice to have a recipe that your grandpa loved. It's a touching and enduring way to stay connected to those we love.

4*KowBoys said...

I have come back to this recipes so many times after seeing the picture on my food blog... I have GOT to make these!! I showed it to the family today, lol ( I have to admit, I am a little obsessed with this picture, lol)... and they agreed. I have to make this very soon!

Ingrid said...

Yum, these look good. Grandpa has excellent taste.

Michelle said...

Mint and favs!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Heidi why must you do this to me? those are too freaking yummy!

Ashley said...

I think these were originally Taste of Home because my mom used to make them from the magazine and I remember making them for Sr. dinners (So glad I'll never do those again!). These are really yummy and even better in the fridge a day or two.