Chocolate Mint Layer Brownies

This is a St. Patrick’s Day staple in our house, but I didn’t make it this year.  I just made a batch for when Nathan’s family comes over for lunch today.  If you make these for Christmas, throw some smashed candy canes in the middle green layer.  (ooh pretty)

Brownies:

2 c. sugar
1 c. butter
4 eggs
2.5 c. flour
4-1 oz unsweetened choc squares—melted
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla

Mix together eggs, sugar and butter.  Add in flour, salt, baking powder and vanilla.  Combine melted chocolate.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Mint frosting:

4 Tbs butter
2 Tbs milk
2 c powdered sugar
1/2 tsp mint extract
green food coloring

Beat everything together until well combined.  It will be pretty thick.  Spread layer on brownies after they have cooled.

Chocolate topping:

4 Tbs butter
1ish teaspoons mint extract
1 c. chocolate chips

Melt everything together for 30 seconds.  Stir well, and zap for 20-30 more seconds.  You want everything really creamy (no chips left) but not hot so it won’t melt the frosting layer.

Carefully spread on top of the green frosting layer.  Stick in fridge.  ENJOY!

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