Gourmet Mint Brownies

Serves: 36
Total Calories: 154


1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
4 drops green food coloring
1 cup margarine or butter
4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
2 tablespoons corn syrup
2 tablespoons water
2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar


1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan. In small bowl, combine cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar beat until smooth. Add 1 egg, mint extract and food color mix well. Set aside.

2. In large saucepan, melt 1 cup margarine and 4 oz. chocolate over very low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat cool 15 minutes or until slightly cooled.

3. Stir 2 cups sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla into chocolate mixture. Add 4 eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in flour mix well. Spread in greased and floured pan. Carefully spoon filling over brownie mixture. Lightly swirl filling into brownie mixture.

4. Bake at 350°F. for 45 to 50 minutes or until set. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.

5. In medium saucepan, combine 2 tablespoons margarine, corn syrup and water bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat. Add 2 oz. chocolate stir until melted. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and powdered sugar beat until smooth. Frost cooled brownies. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

High Altitude (above 3500 feet): No change.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: Serving Size: 1 Brownie * Calories: 190 * Calories from Fat: 100 * % Daily Value: Total Fat: 11 g 17% * Saturated Fat: 4 g 20% * Cholesterol: 35 mg 12% * Sodium: 95 mg 4% * Total Carbohydrate: 21 g 7% * Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3% * Sugars: 16 g * Protein: 2 g * Vitamin A: 8% * Vitamin C: 0% * Calcium: 0% * Iron: 4% * Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1 Fruit, 2 Fat or 1 1/2 Carbohydrate, 2 Fat

See Cook's Note: Tips for Making Bar Cookies

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 36
Total Calories: 154
Calories from Fat: 64

This Gourmet Mint Brownies recipe is from the Cook'n with Pillsbury Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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