Source: Very Best Baking by Nestle

Moist And Minty Brownies
Delight your guests with Chocolate AND Mint in a terrific brownie!
Rating:
Serves: 16 brownies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

 

 
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 cups NESTLÉ ® TOLL HOUSE ® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels , divided
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 container (16 oz.) prepared vanilla frosting
1 tube (4 1/2 oz.) chocolate decorating icing




FOR BROWNIES:

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Combine sugar, butter and water in medium saucepan. Bring just to a boil, over medium heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat. (Or, combine granulated sugar, butter and water in medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 3 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time. Stir until smooth.)

ADD 1 cup morsels, peppermint extract and vanilla extract; stir until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Stir in flour mixture and remaining morsels. Spread into greased 9-inch-square baking pan.

BAKE in preheated 350° F. oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely (center will sink) in pan on wire rack.

FOR FROSTING:

SPREAD vanilla frosting over brownie. Squeeze chocolate icing in parallel lines over frosting. Drag wooden pick through chocolate icing to feather. Let stand until frosting is set. Cut into bars.