Créme de Menthe Brownies – St. Patrick’s Day Style

The last few days have been really busy and I missed my St. Patrick’s Day post of these totally tasty green treats.  I made these for a pot-luck that we had in our office on the 16th to celebrate St. Pat’s day (as well as my birthday) and they were a huge hit.  Not only was the frosting minty, but the brownies had a subtle hint of mint as well.  When combined gave a nice refreshing burst of mint.  I used the green Crème de Menthe for added color, but there is also a clear version if you want to use it for this or other minty treats as well.

Créme de Menthe Brownies

Crème de Menthe is by all accounts Gluten Free – the alcohol is distilled, yet some people still react from distilled alcohol from grain sources so I will leave it to you to know your sensitivities.

Ingredients:
Brownies
½ cup butter, room temperature
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate powder
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
¼ teaspoon mint extract
2/3 cup GF all-purpose flour (I used Jules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour)

Frosting
¼ butter, room temperature
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 tablespoons Crème de Menthe (green)
½ cup sifted

Drizzle
1 ounce of semisweet chocolate

Directions:
Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x9x2 inch pan and put aside.  In a saucepan melt butter and chocolate over low heat. Stir in sugar, eggs and mint extract. Using a wooden spoon, beat lightly by hand until all ingredients are combined.  Stir in flour.  Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in another mixing bowl beat 1/4 cup butter until fluffy. Gradually add the 1 cup of sifted powdered sugar.  Beat in Créme de Menthe.  Gradually beat in about 1/2 cup more of the sifted powdered sugar until the frosting is easy to spread.  Once brownies are cooled, spread frosting over brownies.  In a small saucepan melt semisweet chocolate on low heat.  Drizzle all over the top of the brownies.  Let chocolate cool, then cut into bars/squares.

Make about 16 bars/squares.

***adapted from recipe.com***

 

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Comments

  1. Thanks to genetics I can’t eat gluten either. These brownies look great! I have a love hate relationship with gluten free all purpose flour. I make my own since all the pre-packaged brands available in my area taste too gritty for the rest of my family’s taste buds. All your recipes look great!

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