I found this recipe in the Paula Deen Celebrates! cookbook. (Love this woman!) She says they are a staple at Savannah St. Pat's parties. And no wonder. They look beautiful and taste delicious! I didn't even know what creme de menthe was until I asked my dear friend Meagan. She knew right away! heehee! So, off to the store I went with the kiddos to purchase a $12 bottle of liquer at 10am.
4 ounces (4 squares) unsweetened baking chocolate
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
4 large eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
4 tablespoons green creme de menthe
6 ounces (1cup) semisweet chocolate chips
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
- Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a 13x9 baking pan with Pam.
- In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter over simmering water. Cool slightly. (I don't have a double boiler so I did mine in the microwave very slowly.)
- In a medium mixing bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk until blended, then add the sugar and continue whisking until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the cooled chocolate mixture, the salt, vanilla, and flour. Beat with the whisk until all the ingredients are thoroughly blended.
- Pour the batter into the 13x9 pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool in the pan.
- Make the filling: Beat together the butter and sugar until well blended. Stir in the creme de menthe. Blend well. Spread over the cooled brownies. Refrigerate in the orignal baking pan until the filling is firm.
- Make the icing: Melt the chocolate chips and butter in the double broiler (again I used the microwave). Stir until smooth. Pour the warm glaze over the filling. Tilt the pan to ice the filling evenly. Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens.
- To cut the brownies, remove the pan from the refigerator and allow the brownies to come to room temp. so the chocolate wil not crack. Cut into 48 brownies. EAT!