This is one of our rare Recipes here on The Chocolate Cult. After the failure of trying to make grasshopper pie I wanted to try a mint chocolate again for my family. I found these Nestle dark chocolate and mint morsels on sell and stocked up on them so I thought perhaps I could make brownies. But I'm a busy woman, I needed something simple.
I looked in one of the three cookbooks I'm currently trying my way through before I review them for you all and found a recipe for Pecan Brownies (page 83) Chocolate (Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library) that my brother-in-law gave me for Christmas 2010. Using this as a basis I created this recipe for Easy Mint Chocolate Brownies.
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 bag Nestle dark chocolate mint morsels
1 tsp Creme de Menthe
1/2 cup Egg Beaters
See, not many ingredients at all!
I melted the morsels on 80% power for 2 minutes, checking and stirring every 20 seconds or so until it was all chocolate in color with no solid pieces. I added in the Creme de Menthe and stirred vigorously. Then I added in the eggs and beat those into the entire mixture was smooth. I shifted in the baking powder and then the flour, about 1/8 of a cup at a time, mixing it all thoroughly. Then I poured it into an 8X8 glass pan I covered with Pam baking spray.
HURRAY! Finally a recipe correct and I part-way made this one up instead of relying on a celebrity chef. Note: In general you could substitute any type of baking chip or liquid flavoring and thus create a new type of brownie or blondie.