Monday, February 13, 2012

Brownies: Mint Filling and Topping

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbs butter or margarine, softened
3 Tbs whipping cream
2 oz cream cheese, softened
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
2 drops green food color (optional)

1/3 cup whipping cream
1 1/3 cups (8oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup butter (do not use margarine)

  1. Heat oven to 350F. Grease bottom of 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. Make the brownies of your choice. Cool completely (about 1 1/2 hours)
  2. In large bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. spread over cooled brownies. refrigerate about 1 hour or until set.
  3. Meanwhile, in a 2-quart nonstick saucepan, heat topping ingredients over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Cool about 10 minutes or until lukewarm.
  4. Pour topping over filling, spread to cover. Refrigerate uncovered about 2 hours or until set. Before cutting into bars, let stand 10 minutes at room temperature. Store covered in refrigerator.

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