mmmm. minty.

Oh goodness. What a week/month. I have never had work intrude so forcefully on my personal life as it has these past few weeks. I'm just happy that it is for a fun and challenging project, which I already feel completely rewarded for having worked on. And, I'm not even close to finished!

Today thought I'd share with you one of my favorite brownie recipes. I don't know where I originally found the recipe. It was years ago. I've been asked to bring these brownies to three different celebrations lately and they've been a huge hit each time. Recently, my dad requested them for his birthday. I wrangled  them a bit and turned them in a brownie cake. I have this thing about making an actual *cake* on someone's birthday.

Although, after seeing these pics, I think they might be more attractive as brownies :).  Looks aside, these are super fudgy and super minty and so. darn. good.

My copy of the recipe is a gnarly old piece of paper. I did a little searching and found the recipe on Tasty Kitchen. I just a made a couple changes:
  • I did not use food coloring. Although that would be fun on St. Patrick's Day. Or red on Valentine's Day. You get the idea.
  • I used Hershey's special dark cocoa and it was amazing.
  • To offset the super dark brownie, I used milk chocolate. It was perfect.
  • You could probably use white chocolate for the ganache and that would be lovely as well.
  • I recommend serving them right out of the fridge. Yum!
Full recipe here: Famous Mint Brownies.

The little flag helped dress the cake up a bit. Read: we were out of candles!

Make these soon, but I caution, make them for an occasion when others will be joining you. They're dangerously good and addictive.


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