Creme de Menthe Brownies

For some reason I had no idea Creme de Menthe was alcohol (yes, I made it to age 32 before learning such a thing), so I naively picked up mint extract instead. Fortunately for me, I know how to make icings, so my mint mixture turned out just fine once I added a bit of green tint to it. I also opted to use two boxes of brownie mix to make things easier. Recipe from Paula Deen Celebrates!

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

4 oz (4 squares) unsweetened baking chocolate
1 C (2 sticks) butter
4 large eggs
2 C granulated sugar
1/2 t salt
1 t vanilla extract
1 C all-purpose flour

Filling:
1/2 C (1 stick) butter, softened
2 C sifted confectioners’ sugar
4 T green creme de menthe

Icing:
6 oz (1 C) semisweet chocolate chips
6 T (3/4 stick) butter

1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with vegetable oil cooking spray.
2. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter over simmering water. Cool slightly.
3. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk until blended, then add the sugar and continue whisking until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the cooled chocolate mixture, the salt, vanilla, and flour. Beat with the whisk until all of the ingredients are thoroughly blended.
4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool in pan.
5. Make the filling: With an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until well blended. Stir in the creme de menthe. Blend well. Spread over the cooled brownies. Refrigerate in the original baking pan until the filling is firm.
6. Make the icing: Melt the chocolate chips and butter in the top of a double boiler. Stir until smooth. Pur the warm glaze over the filling .Tilt the pan to ice the filling evenly. Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens.
7. To cut the brownies, remove the pan from the refrigerator and allow the brownies to come to room temperature so the chocolate will not crack. Cut into 48 brownies. Remove the brownies from the pan and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

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3 Responses

  1. Nae, I can’t believe you posted this recipe. I’ve made it once since 2025, and I thought of you the whole time.

  2. Actually, RT posted it (and made them). I told the story, though — miss you, Brookos.

  3. Brook! 1) It says RT right under the title–geez. And 2) the story was indeed shared amongst friends Monday night. It cracks me up.

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