Holiday Recipes: Mint Brownies with Julie Castle!
‘Tis the season for Mint Brownies with Julie Castle!
6 oz bittersweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
Mint Cream Filling:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened slightly
3 oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 tsp mint extract
5 drops green food coloring, or more/less as desired (optional)
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 – 2 pinches salt, to taste
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
5 Tbsp unsalted butter, diced into tablespoons
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Melt chocolate chips and butter. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar and salt. Blend in eggs, vanilla, cocoa powder and flour. Pour into a 9×13” greased baking dish. Bake 20 – 23 minutes. Cool.
Mint Cream Filling:
Whip butter and cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. Blend in mint extract and green food coloring, add in powdered sugar, salt, and mix until smooth and fluffy. Spread over cooled brownies. Chill.
Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips and butter. Stir until smooth and glossy. Pour over cooled brownies. Top with sprinkles for a festive touch if desired. Chill for 30 minutes longer and serve.
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2016 International Digital Award winner for Best Suspense.
Condor earned his reputation by being Delta Star’s ultimate secret agent. He’s untouchable, unstoppable, and he always nails his targets. But no matter how many times he’s saved the world, he’s a ghost who will never take credit. He works best alone, and to continue to protect his country, he’ll stay alone.
New Delta Star field agent Bridget Jamison is obsessed with capturing Simon Perez, the elusive terrorist responsible for her ex-fiancé’s death. When the Delta Star director hands the case over to Condor, a mesmerizing ghost agent who has the power to make her weak in the knees with one intense look, Bridget agrees to be Condor’s partner so that she’s not dropped from the case and her chance for justice.
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