Thursday, April 07, 2011

Junior Mint Brownies

My friend Meredith is in the states this week and we were able to catch up over dinner the other night.  it was not a fancy affair.  I made a baked ziti, a Caesar salad and junior mint brownies for dessert. 

The ziti is pretty self explanatory, so is the Caesar salad really, but I wanted to share the junior mint brownie recipe because it is so good.  It originally came from Cooking Light so it is a relatively guiltless treat is eaten in moderation.

  • 1/4 cup butter or stick margarine
  • 32 (about 3 ounces) creamy, small-size mints in pure chocolate (such as Junior Mints)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Coat bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Combine butter and mints in a 2-cup glass measure; microwave at high 30 seconds or until soft. Stir until smooth, and set aside.
  • Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. 
  • Combine flour, soda, and salt in a bowl. 
  • Combine sugar, cocoa, egg, and egg white in a large bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended. Add mint mixture; beat well. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until blended. 
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean; cool completely on a wire rack.

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