Chocolate Frosted Mint Bars

If you love the combination of chocolate and mint this brownie is for you.

Yield

36 bars

Bar Ingredients

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon mint extract
4 drops green food color
1 cup butter or margarine
4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces
2 cups granulated (white) sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour

Chocolate Frosting Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons corn syrup
2 tablespoons water
2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners' (powdered) sugar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).Grease bottom and sides of a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with Pan Release or cooking spray.

In small bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar with spoon until smooth. Stir in 1 egg, the mint extract and food color until well mixed; set aside.

In 3-quart saucepan, melt 1 cup butter and 4 ounces chocolate over very low heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Cool 15 minutes or until slightly cooled.

Stir 2 cups sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla into chocolate mixture. Add 4 eggs, one at a time, beating well with spoon after each addition. Stir in flour. Spread in pan. Carefully spoon cream cheese mixture over brownie mixture. Lightly swirl cream cheese mixture into brownie mixture with knife for marbled design.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until set. Cool 30 minutes at room temperature. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Meanwhile make chocolate frosting: In a 2-quart saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons butter, the corn syrup and water to rolling boil, stirring frequently; remove from heat. Stir in 2 ounces chocolate until melted. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and the powdered sugar. Beat with spoon until smooth. Frost chilled bars with Chocolate Frosting. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Bake Time: 50 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour

Storage

Store covered in refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving (1 bar): Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 100); Total Fat 11 g (Saturated Fat 6 g, Trans Fat 0 g); Cholesterol 50 mg; Sodium 70 mg; Total Carbohydrate 21 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 16 g); Protein 2 g. Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2

Recipe Courtesy Of

Betty Crocker

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