Dec 07
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These appeared once on the blog, but it was when I didn’t have a clue about photography or food styling. Not like I know all that much more about it, but you can definitely see the progress. I ended up helping my Mom out by making these brownies for Thanksgiving. I snagged another picture of them and decided that they really are the perfect holiday treat. They have the perfect holiday combination of chocolate and mint. The peanut butter and jelly of Christmas time. Unless you are like my sister, who can’t stand the combination, but she doesn’t judge me for not liking chocolate & peanut butter so I can’t judge her.

These brownies are rich, but super delicious. Imagine a moist brownie, covered with a sugary, mint frosting, and topped off with a chocolate glaze. My grandma has been making these brownies for decades for many of our family events and they always disappear. They happen to be one of my absolute favorites. These are easy to make, but they do involve some time due to the cooling process before assembling all the layers. But in all honesty, they will be worth the extra bit of wait time!

Chocolate Mint Squares
Recipe by Agnes Mucha

What you’ll need:
Cake Layer:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
4 eggs beaten
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
16 oz. can chocolate syrup

Mint Layer:
2 cups 10x sugar
3 tbsp. creme de menthe syrup
1/2 cup butter, softened

6 oz. chocolate chips
6 tbsp. butter

What you’ll do:
Cake Layer: Mix together sugar and butter until fluffy. Add in eggs and mix until incorporated. Add in flour gradually, add in salt, and vanilla. Slowly add in the can of chocolate syrup and mix well. Pour into greased 13×9 pan, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, cool.
Mint Layer: Mix together ingredients, spread over cooled cake.
Glaze: Melt butter and chocolate chips together over low heat. Cool a bit and spread over mint layer. Chill well before cutting.

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