Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Fudgy Mint Meltaway Brownies


 I hate to throw food or baked goods away. I have odd lots of  goodies leftover from the holidays;, a few cookies here and there, my fudge, and I even had more of these Fannie May Mint Meltaways. What to do with the leftovers?   I was making brownies for a neighborhood get together and saw the leftover Meltaways.  The fudgy brownies would be even better with chopped up pieces of the Meltways. Mint Meltaways are fudgy bites of mint and chocolate, so I chopped them up,  and threw them in the brownie batter.  These brownies were over the top, and definitely a hit at our neighborhood party. I also made Meyer Lemon Bars.



Meyer Lemon Bars are in season now, and I found them on my last trip to the grocery store. I was excited to see them, because I knew that there would be several luscious lemon dishes made with Meyer Lemons. for those of you who aren't familiar with Meyer Lemons, Meyer Lemons are a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. The unique flavor of the Meyer lemon blends the tart flavor of a lemon and the sweetness of a mandarin orange, giving the Meyer Lemon a deeper color also.  Unlike some lucky bloggers I know, I do not have a Meyer Lemon tree on my patio like SP Cookie Queen., so I have to ration my lemons. That's one of the downfalls of  living in the Midwest. Don't worry, however, there are more Meyer Lemon Recipes to come.  The Meyer Lemon Bar Recipe is here.

Getting back to the brownies, the added Mint Meltaways gave the brownies a deeper minty chocolate flavor.  Enjoy!






Fudgy Mint Meltaway Brownies

Ingredients:



1/2 c butter

2 squares, (2 oz) unsweetened chocolate

1 c. sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp .vanilla

3/4 c. AP Flour

1/2 c. chopped, Mint Meltaways or mint chocolate chips





Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees



Line a 8x8x2 pan or use a heart cake pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, edges overlapping. Melt butter and chocolate.  Remove from heat and stir in sugar.  Add eggs, and vanilla.  Beat lightly until just combined.  Stir in flour and mix well. Stir chopped Mint Meltaways or mint chocolate chips into batter. Spread batter in pan.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.  Do not over bake. Cool on rack. Remove brownie from pan, and place on rack.



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16 comments:

  1. This should be illegal to show delicious treats this early in the morning. It's 10 till 10 here and I just saw your post....Thanks for sharing!

    Sincerely,
    Happy Valley Chow

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    2. These brownies are good for breakfast, too.

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  2. Mint and chocolate is always a winning combo :D

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    1. The mint and chocolate combo put these brownies over the top.

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  3. What a delicious chocolate treat :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. these brownies are so rich, and very fudgy.

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  4. Oh, how much I love such fudgly brownies.. Irresistible !

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    1. Medeja,
      You are right, these brownies are moist and fudgy.

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    1. Claudia,
      Unfortunately, these aren't diet food. Everything in moderation!

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  6. I also hate to throw away baked goods...so it's been nice being around so much family. It all gets enjoyed! These brownies look so very good. Thank you for sharing with me. This post, along with my cup of hot chocolate, is making for a very lovely Thursday morning. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Monet,
      Great to hear from you. These brownies would be wonderful with your hot chocolate, Momma-to-be.

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  7. the brownies is very mouth watering! I want one! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Oh, man, your brownies look so gooey and amazing!! Yes, I think we all want Gina's Meyer lemon tree!!!

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  9. Aaaw, I hate you have to ration them, but at least you guys get some. My your brownies sound good. I'm stuffed from dinner, but dessert really does sound good now. I'm fighting the urge to go make some. Happy Friday Becky. Thanks for the shout out.
    -Gina-

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