Aunt Missy’s Mint Brownies
Plan B Mom’s Aunt Missy has been bringing these delicious brownies with mint chocolate frosting to family gatherings for as long as she can remember!
- 1 box brownie mix (for a 9-inch x 13-inch pan), plus ingredients needed to prepare brownies according to the package directions
- A handful of chocolate chips (optional)
For the frosting:
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons softened butter, divided
- 2-3 tablespoons milk or cream
- 3/4 teaspoon mint extract
- A few drops of green food coloring
For the chocolate drizzle:
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1-2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Prepare your favorite brownies in a 9-inch x 13-inch pan, according to the package directions. You can add a handful of chocolate chips for good measure, if desired. Let cool.
To make the frosting, using an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the milk until the frosting reaches the desired consistency. Add the mint extract and food coloring (add as many drops as you need to make it the shade green you want). Mix until thoroughly combined. Frost the cooled brownies.
To make the drizzle, melt the chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon of butter in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring each time, until smooth. Be careful not to burn the mixture. Add the additional butter and stir until it is a drizzle consistency. Add the vanilla and stir. Drizzle the chocolate over the frosting in a zig-zag pattern. Cool or chill in the refridgerator until set, then cut into squares.