Thursday, March 8, 2012

BYU Mint Brownies

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In honor of both St.Patrick's day and March Madness I've decided to post something green and collegiate. Enter BYU's Mint Brownies. Remember these?! If you hail from the college down south you're running to the kitchen to assemble the ingredients before you even finish reading this. Yes, they're that good. So good even Ute fans will love them, I promise.

You can cheat and use boxed brownie mix and a tub o' chocolate frosting from the store, but you must, must, must make the mint frosting exactly as stated. It is amazing. Life changing. Ok, maybe not exactly life changing, but it sure does make this brownie special. 

BYU Mint Brownies

  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 c. sugar 
  • 1 3/4 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts {I omitted these}
  • 12 oz. chocolate icing {store bought or combine 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup butter, softened, 1/4 cup cocoa and 2-4 TBSP milk. Whisk.}
Mint Icing
  • 5 Tbsp. margarine
  • dash of salt
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 2 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. mint extract {NOT peppermint!!}
  • 2-3 drops green food coloring 
Melt margarine and mix in cocoa. Allow to cool. Add honey, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Add nuts. Pour batter into a greased 9-by-13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool 1 hour.

Prepare mint icing: Soften margarine. Add salt, corn syrup, and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and fluffy. Add mint extract and food coloring. Mix. Add milk gradually until the consistency is a little thinner than cake frosting.

Place cooled brownies in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Then spread Mint icing on top. Return iced brownies to the freezer for about 30 minutes to stiffen the icing. Spread with a thin layer of chocolate icing.

If you want to cut pretty squares, place back in the freezer for about 10 minutes before slicing.



Jessie said...

Looks so good.

Does it have to be margarine or can I use butter?

Ryan and Crystalee said...

YUM!!! Thanks for sharing this!

Ryan and Crystalee said...

Um, YUMMY!!! Thanks for sharing.

Utah Deal Diva said...

Jessie- I think butter would be fine. Just soften it as opposed to melting it.

leslie the licorice stick lady said...

Thanks! I actually have never tried a mint brownie from BYU, even though I did go there. Am I a sinner? This look fantastic, however! I think I'll try these for St. Patrick's Day.

Utah Deal Diva said...

What?! Leslie- you have not lived. That's it, go back and eat a brownie. Hike the Y while you're at it. Say "oh my heck" a few times and your day will be complete.

Anonymous said...

Sigh! Oh how I wish my kids didn't have chocolate allergies. I would make the whole pan for myself yummy!

Sakura said...

The Ute in me can't bring myself to make these tempting BYU mint brownies! :)

the lovebirds said...

I must try these! they look delicious! thanks for sharing the recipe. xo

Jenette said...

I'm with Sakura - GO UTES! ;)

Abbey Hansmann said...

My husband LOVES these! He would try every day of his Ballroom Camp week to get one - without nuts - and they'd already be gone! Cannot WAIT to surprise him with this!

Heather said...

OK... I made these brownies over the weekend. Being a BYU alum, I couldn't imagine that they would be quite as good as those on campus. How wrong I was! These are better! Thank you for the amazing recipe!

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