I was asked to bring a dessert. This is what I made - Irish Chocolate Mint Dessert.
1 ½ C. + 6 Tbsp. Butter or Margarine
2 C. Sugar
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 C. Flour
¾ C. Cocoa
½ tsp. Baking Powder
2 2/3 C. Powdered Sugar
1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. Water
1 tsp. Mint Extract
4 drops Green Food Color1 C. Dark or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Heat oven to 350 F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Place 1 cup butter in large microwave-safe bowl; cover; microwave at medium (50%) 2 minutes or until melted. Stir in sugar and vanilla. Add eggs; beat well. Add flour, cocoa and baking powder; beat until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Prepare mint cream center by combining powdered sugar, ½ cup butter, water mint extract and food color in large bowl. Beat until smooth. Spread evenly on brownies. Cover and refrigerate until cold.Prepare chocolate glaze by placing remaining 6 tablespoons butter and chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microware at medium 1 minute or until mixture is smooth when stirred. Cool slightly; pour over chilled dessert. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Cover and refrigerate leftover dessert.
My variation: I end up adding a little bit more water to the mint cream center to make it smooth.
Hope everyone enjoys!