Gourmet Mint Brownies

These brownies are delicious with a capital D, inviting cream cheese, mint extract and chocolate to mingle together in one dreamy bar.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 17
  • servings 36

Ingredients

Brownies

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup sugar
1
egg
1
teaspoon mint extract
4
drops green food color
1
cup butter or margarine
4
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces
2
cups sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
4
eggs
1
cup all-purpose or unbleached flour

Frosting

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
tablespoons corn syrup
2
tablespoons water
2
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan. In small bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth. Add egg, mint extract and food color; mix well. Set aside.
  • 2 In 3- to 4-quart saucepan, melt 1 cup butter and 4 oz chocolate over very low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Stir in 2 cups sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in flour; mix well. Spread in pan. Carefully spoon cheese filling over brownie mixture. Gently cut through layers with knife to marble.
  • 3 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until set. Cool completely.
  • 4 In heavy saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons butter, corn syrup and water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat. Add 2 oz chocolate; stir until melted.
  • 5 Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and powdered sugar; beat until smooth. Frost cooled brownies. Cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Cover and refrigerate any remaining brownies.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Brownie
    Calories
    200
    (
    Calories from Fat
    100),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    50mg
    50%;
    Sodium
    70mg
    70%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    21g
    21%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    16g
    16%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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