Thursday, March 10, 2011

Chocolate Blast Mint Brownies



Brownies have been around since the late 1800s although the exact moment of creation of these chocolatey treats is surrounded in a bit of mystery (read this for more info on its history).

Although there are cakey brownie recipes and fudgey brownie recipes, I prefer the dense, chewy, fudgey type. This recipe is adapted from Michael Smith recipe. I've added more chocolate and added mint chips for some fun.

Ingredients:
  • 350 grams of good quality dark chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract (preferably pure)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet, dark, milk, or white)
  • 1/2 cup mint flavoured chocolate chips

What to do:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan. Note: I use extra cocoa instead of flour so there is no white flour color on the brownies when baked.
  • Melt butter and chocolate over low heat. Stir until smooth and remove from heat to cool.
  • Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.
  • Once melted chocolate mixture has a cooled a bit, add sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir well.
  • Add the chocolate mixture to the flour bowl and mix until incorporated.
  • Add both types of chocolate chips.
  • Spread batter into the pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

11 comments:

  1. With so much chocolate Im sure these brownies taste amazing :D

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  2. brautiful .. moist .. delicious looking brownies !!!

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  3. yum !!
    id love one of these squares with a big glass of close milk, please! (:

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  4. That's what i call chocolate overload!!!! Yummmmmmm.....

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  5. That is one saved recipe! Your brownies just look so perfect and must give them a try. I absolutely love the combo of choc and mint (just wish I could get mint chips but will make do) and so this will be a real treat. Bon weekend!

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  6. Mmmmm...these sound lovely. My kiddos would love a little mint in their brownies :)

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  7. Yum, love chocolate and mint. Where did you find the mint chips?

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  8. thanks all for the nice comments! I use Hershey's Chipits mint chips.
    -Ceecee

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  9. oh yum-these are just dreamy

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  10. Oh minty brownies.....I have a sudden craving. :)

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