Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tasty Tuesday-Fairy Touched Calico Brownies

Leave all of the ingredients on your counter tonight and perhaps a Brownie from Fablehaven (by Brandon Mull) will whip up this decadent treat for you by morning. 

Thanks to my oldest son, who after finishing the book, gave me the idea for brownies as a companion to Fablehaven.

BROWNIES
1/2 cup butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

MINT FROSTING
1/4 cup softened butter
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 to 3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Green food coloring

CHOCOLATE TOPPING
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 T butter

Instructions

Heat the oven to 350º and grease a 9-inch square baking pan. For the brownies, place the butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute, stir, and microwave for 1 minute more. Stir until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs. Stir in the chocolate and the vanilla extract. Finally, stir in the flour and salt until thoroughly combined. Pour into the prepared pan, then bake for 25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool for at least 1 hour.

To make the mint frosting, cream the butter and confectioners' sugar. Add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until it is smooth and spreadable. Beat in the peppermint extract and tint to the desired shade with green food coloring. Frost the cooled brownies, cover, and chill for 1 hour.

To make the chocolate topping, pour the chips into a microwave-safe bowl, add the butter, and microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes or until the chocolate melts. Stir until smooth. Pour the chocolate over the brownies and smooth it with a knife. Refrigerate for 45 minutes or until the coating hardens.

 Makes 16 to 32 brownies.

Recipe from Family Fun Magazine

4 comments:

  1. Brownies are scrumptious! I usually like mine without frosting but I do love choc mint icecream so I bet I'd eat my fair share of these. The brownies in Fablehaven are delightful--- wish I had a houseful to make up for a lazy hubby! ;o)

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  2. +JMJ+

    Christy, you always choose the best recipes to go with the books you've just read! I don't know how you do it! Last night, I went through a couple of cookbooks, looking for inspiration--anything to match up to the three novels I've read recently, but couldn't think of anything. =(

    That's why I won't be linking up to Tasty Tuesday this week, though I hope to do so next week. =)

    PS--I saw your comment on the Book Blogs forum about whether you should continue with this meme, and I think that you should! Both Tasty Tuesday and Dearest Dreams are very new and need time to "go viral." I'm personally glad that there is a food-themed meme around, even if I can't always participate.

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  3. That justs looks evil (in a good way)

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