Sunday, February 19, 2012

Day 50: National Mint Chocolate Day

Today is National mint chocolate day. I have not always been a fan of mint chocolate as I expressed in my peppermint patty post last week. It is a newfound taste that I have acquired. I want to share a recipe with you that I found through Weight Watchers several years ago. Junior Mint Brownies are the perfect combination of fudged chocolate and mint. I like mine topped with a spoonful of cool whip and I am happy. It bakes up in an 8" square pan so you don't have a big pan of brownies left staring at you. Just enough to share with your friends or coworkers. Enjoy!

Junior Mint Brownies
Yield:  9 servings / 225 calories each

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 32 small junior mints
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg.
  2. Coat bottom of an 8 inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. Combine butter and mints in a 2 cup glass measuring cup; microwave for 30 seconds or until melted.  Stir until smooth and set aside.
  4. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup and level with a knife.
  5. Combine flour, soda, and salt in a bowl.
  6. Combine sugar, cocoa, egg and egg white in a large bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer until well blended.
  7. Add mint mixture and beat well.
  8. Add flour mixture; beat at a low speed until blended.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool completely on a wire rack.

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