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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

{amazing brownies}


I don't use the term "amazing" lightly, but these really fit the bill.

The handful of marshmallows make them unique, and along with the white chocolate chips, and chocolate chips, make for a wonderfully, gooey brownie.

In the picture above, I turned them into mint brownies, by adding a layer of mint buttercream frosting, and another of chocolate ganache. Usually though, I frost them with a traditional chocolate buttercream frosting.

AMAZING BROWNIES:

3/4 tsp. salt
1 c. + 2 T. flour
1/3 c. cocoa
2/3 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. white sugar
1/2 c. chocolate chips
handful mini marshmallows
3 eggs
2/3 c. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine sugars and butter. Add eggs and vanilla, then cocoa. Mix in flour and salt. Stir in chocolate chips and marshmallows. The batter will the thick. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-32 minutes, or until the middle is set. They will be gooey--and a toothpick may not necessarily come out clean due to the melted chocolate chips. Do not overbake. Let cool to room temperature, then frost. Chill for 30 minutes, then cut into squares.

Chocolate Buttercream:

4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa
1 stick butter
4-6 T. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
dash salt

Whisk together the powdered sugar and cocoa in a large bowl. (Add more or less cocoa, depending on chocolate preference.) Add the butter and 1-2 T. of milk, and start beating. Gradually add more milk while beating well, until it reaches the desired consistency. Add vanilla and salt, then beat until light and creamy.

If you like mint...

Mint Buttercream:


4 c. powdered sugar
1 stick butter, softened
4-6 T. milk
dash salt
2-3 drops green food coloring
1 tsp. peppermint flavoring

Place powdered sugar in a large bowl. Add softened butter, and 1-2 T. of milk. Start beating with electric mixer, and gradually add milk until it reaches desired consistency. Add extract, salt, and food coloring, then beat until light and creamy.

Chocolate Ganache:

2 c. chocolate chips, or finely chopped chocolate squares (I prefer milk chocolate, but semi-sweet is generally used.)
8-10 T. whipping cream

Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Add 8 T. of the cream, then a little more if necessary, stirring until glossy.

-Once brownies have cooled to room temperature, add the mint frosting. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then add the ganache layer. Refrigerate until firm, then cut into squares.

ENJOY! You will LOVE these!


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9 Comments:

Blogger Kim @ Frost Me! said...

it's not even 8am and I am eyeing up the brownie pan - thanks! lol... they look so yummy! you had me at ganache ;o)

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April 28, 2010 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Kelli @ RTSM said...

Yum! You are making me want brownies:) I love mint and chocolate together too!

April 28, 2010 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger jenjen said...

Those look SOOOO good!

XOXO
Jen

April 28, 2010 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

I am totally drooling! This is a must try recipe for me! Thanks.

April 28, 2010 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Deeeeelicious!! :)

April 28, 2010 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

Love your blog..Love the Note paper with the kids names & drawings on them!! Also LOVVVE the Mint Brownies (I do some Mint/Choc. brownies on my blog too! Hi..I’m Barb...I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
& get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. We also are having a Mother’s Day Giveaway til Wed. 6pm. hope you can join in. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

April 28, 2010 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Meet Virginia said...

These look so yummmmmmmm! I totally have to try these!

~Morgan

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April 28, 2010 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

if these are the brownies i think they are i'm kinda wishing you didn't share the recipe ;)

i'll definitely have to eat the entire pan!!!

April 29, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Kristy {Sweet Treats and More} said...

Today will be the second time making these in the last week! Nothing wrong with amazing brownies for our Easter Dessert, right ( well one of them)!

April 24, 2011 at 1:16 PM  

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