February 26, 2011

Mock Kneader's Mint Brownies

Who doesn't like Kneader's? Who doesn't like Kneader's Mint Brownie's? These are so yummy, I really could eat the whole pan. That is why when I make them I have to give them away to family and friends. Hope everyone enjoy's them as much as me. When I am short on time I use a box brownie mix and it turns out just fine.

Mock Kneader's Mint Brownies

1 cup butter
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Melt the chocolate and butter in a 2 quart bowl in the microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring every 20 – 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted. Cool slightly.
Add sugar, eggs and vanilla and mix well with a spatula.
Add the flour and stir to combine.
Stir in chocolate chips. Spread into a buttered 13-inch x 9-inch x 2-inch baking pan.
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Do not overcook. Cool.

½ cup softened butter, margarine, or shortening
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 drops mint flavoring or to taste
1 drop pink food coloring

In a small bowl, beat the confectioners’ sugar, butter and mint flavoring until smooth.
Add food coloring to make a light pink.
Spread evenly over cooled brownies and then chill.

Chocolate Ganache

1 C Chocolate Chips (I use semi-sweet)
1/3 C Butter

Melt butter and chocolate over low heat (or in the microwave) until smooth. Spread over mint filling. Refrigerate and enjoy!