Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Crème de Menthe Brownies

Now, sometimes when we say "perennial favorite", what we really mean is "we've had these before, and I'm just overstating their importance to get you to like them." 

That is not the case with the crème de menthe brownies.

They are an ABSOLUTE NECESSITY at our Christmas party.  There is a good chance that there would be open revolt if they weren't there: candy canes carved into jailhouse shivs, sugar cookie throwing stars, pointsetta projectiles...  They. Are. That. Good.
For Brownies:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 16oz can Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, flour, salt, chocolate syrup and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Pour into a greased and floured 13x9x2 baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Cool in pan.
For Frosting:
  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 4 Tbs. Green Crème de Menthe
  1. Mix one cup sugar with butter and liqueur.
  2. Add up to one additional cup of sugar and beat until it is spreading consistency.
  3. Spread on cooled brownies.

For Glaze:
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 Tbs. butter
  1. Melt together in microwave or double boiler.
  2. Cool a bit and spread on cake, covering it completely so that the green frosting is a special seasonal surprise.
  3. Cut into little squares and serve.

If your family and friends are anything like ours, these will go QUICKLY.  Make a whole bunch!!

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