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Chocolate and mint can make a powerful and tasty combination when done right. One such example are Chocolate Mint Brownies, sure to please anyone.
Chocolate Mint Brownies
1 box Betty Crocker® Original Supreme brownie mix (with chocolate syrup pouch)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
4 drops green food color
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 bag (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter (do not use margarine)
INSTRUCTION:Heat oven to 350°.Grease only bottom of 13 by 9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray.Make bake brownie mix as directed on box for 13 by 9-inch pan, using water, oil and eggs.Cool completely, about 1 hour. 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.Meanwhile, in 2-quart nonstick saucepan, heat topping ingredients over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth.Cool about 10 minutes or until lukewarm. 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.For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows. For easier cutting, cut brownies with a wet knife. Store covered in refrigerator.