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Friday, December 12, 2014

Easy Doublemint Brownies

As a child Mr. Décor’s mother would make these yummy treats every Christmas. A batch is easy to whip up and these brownies freeze very well. Make some now to have on hand all holiday season long.

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Here are the brownie  ingredients:

4 squares of unsweetened chocolate (I often use Bakers brand)

1 cup of butter or margarine

2 cups of sugar

4 eggs

1/2 teaspoon of peppermint oil (you can find this in the cake decorating aisle at Michael’s and Joann’s)

1 cup of flour

1/4 teaspoon of salt

Directions:

Melt butter and chocolate squares together in the microwave or use a stovetop double boiler.

In a mixing bowl beat the eggs, stir in sugar, oil, flour and salt. Add in the melted chocolate.

Spread mixture out onto a greased cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Let cool.

Frosting ingredients:

2 cups of powdered/confectioner sugar

4 tablespoons of butter or margarine

2 tablespoons of cream or milk

1 teaspoon of peppermint oil

You can also use food coloring to make colored frosting.

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Directions:

Combine all the ingredients with a mixer and frost the cooled brownies. Refrigerate or freeze for 20 minutes.

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A last step for extra pizzaz:

Melt 2 squares of unsweetened chocolate with 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine.

Drizzle over topping and refrigerate or freeze again.

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Cut into small squares, makes approximately 50 brownies.

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Fair warning: they can be quite addictive.

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What’s your favorite holiday treat?

Laura

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12 comments :

Cranberry Morning said...

These are amazing, I'm sure. I don't dare make them, for brownies are my downfall. Lol Hope you have a great weekend.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I am just starting my baking and these sound sooooooooo good.

Rita C. said...

Yum! I have a Tuxedo Brownie recipe from Pampered Chef that is a holiday standard for me, and the Oreo truffles have become a recent hit too. I may have to try these. I love esp. the make ahead factor. Thanks!

Linda said...

Those look great, thanks for the recipe. I'm not a fan of most baked goods, cookies, pies, etc., just too rich and sweet (I like savory) but there are a few things I like. My favorite Christmas treat is Kolachkies (a polish pastry that is jam filled). They are pretty light but sinful in the butter department ; ) I think my new favorite are the Swig Sugar Cookies that a friend of mine posted a link to on fb. I made them for Sarah, but I've had more than my share. They are really, really yummy.

bj said...

ummm.....Nonie sent me over (she said HEY) and I'm sure glad she did...this recipe looks amazing.

bj said...

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Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I love chocolate and mint together, so this is one recipe I'll be saving! Thnaks.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

If only I had those brownies now! Your recipe just made my holidays a lot happier with chocolate and mint.

angie said...

omg, they have sent soooo great pictures !!! and they know what I liked most ????? her red shoes !!!
I immediately had to think of magic shoes !!!
my english is very bad, but I try every day to learn something !!! for I have learned in school only Russian and German !!! if I do not understand something, I use the google translate !!!
a beautiful 3. advent angie wishes from Germany

Vel Criste said...

I should've seen this before our party, the colors would have been perfect! thanks for sharing!

Hena Tayeb said...

mmm those look so good

Sarah said...

These would definitely please me. My favorite holiday treat is peppermint ice cream. I like to serve it with brownies. If I made these brownies I'd get double the pleasure! '-)