Oh Paula! Chocolate Frosting on Brownies??

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It’s not too much! I know you’re thinking, “Chocolate on chocolate, that’s way too rich!” It’s not. When I was pregnant, and also the miserable postpartum year afterwards (I’m totally kidding honey), I used to tell August that Paula Deen was his Grandma!  Wishful thinking, she’s just simply perfection to me!  (Love you mom!) Here’s her recipe for Creme De Menthe Brownies from the Food Network’s site. Now Paula knows I’m busy taking care of August so she doesn’t mind at all that I use the brownies out of a box and store bought chocolate frosting!

Ingredients

  • 1 cups (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 11/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 (10-ounce) package Creme de Menthe baking chips (recommended: Andes)
  • Shaved Creme de Menthe thins (recommended: Andes)
  • Chocolate frosting

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan.

Using an electric mixer, combine butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla, mixing well.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and baking powder. Gradually stir into butter mixture. Fold in mint chips. Spoon into greased pan. Bake for 35 minutes.

While brownies are baking, prepare frosting. Combine butter, cocoa, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and milk in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until dry ingredients are moistened. Beat at high speed until spreading consistency.

Remove pan from the oven and allow brownies to cool in pan on wire rack. Spread with chocolate frosting. Top with shaved mint thins.

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