St. Pattys' Day Bit o' Gold Brownies with Mint Frosting
Mar 1, 2016 6:13:07 AM
Such a cute idea for St. Patrick's Day! This delicious brownie recipe is green, minty and full of fun party surprises! We made this recipe in under 15 minutes, had them popped in the oven and whipped up the green frosting while they were baking. We, of course, waited a while for them to cool before frosting.
I've made this brownie recipe using different tints in my frosting for several occasions. Use your color choice of frosting, but put a squirt of blue or pink frosting or colored candy hidden underneath the top layer of frosting at a baby gender announcement party. Such a cute way to let the family know if "he" or "she" will be coming soon! You can also use any flavor extact in your frosting, but mint is really yummy regardless of the color!
Great brownie recipe for a St. Patrick's Day Party. These rich brownies with green mint frosting could have a hidden bit o’ luck inside… See fun party details below.
- 1 cup butter at room temp
- ½ cup shortening
- 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 egg white
- Green food coloring
- Peppermint Flavoring or mint extract, to taste
Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and add chocolate. Stir until melted and set aside to cool slightly. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, vanilla, salt, and sugar until just combined. Stir the melted chocolate into the egg mixture. Sift in the flour and cocoa and mix well. Divide into 12-portion muffin tins or eight 4-oz ramekins sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake 12-16 minutes or until firm.
With an electric mixer, cream the butter and shortening. Add the powdered sugar and mix until well-combined. Add the egg white and mix on high speed until light and fluffy. Add the food coloring and extract to desired color and flavor. Frosting can be thinned with milk if needed.
Before frosting the brownies, place a chocolate gold coin on top of one of them and frost over it. Whichever guest is served this brownie gets a little extra luck o’ the Irish!