Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Grammies Mint Brownies

I have been missing for a couple of days due to Maddox, my 10 month old, grabbing the laptop and cracking the screen...can't see anything so I have improvised by setting the laptop up to display on our spare tv screen. It actually works quite well...I won't ever admit that to Maddox though. I was quite upset, as I'm sure every parent would be. So I have a family recipe to share today. My Grandmother's Mint Brownies...

Back when my grandparents were alive, we would ride our bikes the three miles to there house and on hot days in the summer Grandma would always have her Mint Brownies in the freezer for us to have to cool off. She and her sisters came up with these Mint Brownies. They used to be a staple at a summer cook out or just in Grandma's freezer. It was a treat to a to have one. I have now mastered the recipe and they taste just like hers.

1st Layer

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 tsp burnt sugar flavoring
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla flavoring
  • 4 eggs

Beat all of that together, then add

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 lb can chocolate syrup - find at Fareway (has to be the can)

Bake in a greased and floured 11x14 cookie sheet for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool completely. 

Mint Frosting

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp mint flavoring

After making sure the brownies are cooled - spread the mint frosting on the brownies and throw them in the fridge until the chocolate layer is ready.

Chocolate Frosting

  • 6 oz semi sweet chocolate morsels
  • 6 tbsp margarine
  • 1/2 tsp burnt sugar flavoring

Melt these three ingredients in a double broiler, cool completely. Pour and spread onto frosted brownies.

As you can see it doesn't take long in my house for these to quickly disappear.

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