This is a dessert you do not want to have around your house when you are alone. This is a call-your-chocoholic-girlfriends-over treat. Serious chocolate. Why the warnings?
Because this involves 7 1/2 sticks of butter.
Pick your jaw up off the floor. It is okay. These brownies will totally satisfy in a little 2" square. You don't need more. You won't want more. Seriously rich.
From Simply So Good. Check out the rest of her blog. I am seriously impressed.
Chocolate Mint Brownies
4 cups sugar
3 cups flour
2 cups cocoa (dutch process)
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 sticks (2 1/2 cups) unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons vanilla
Grease and flour a 12 x 18-inch baking sheet. In a large mixing bowl combine sugar, flour and cocoa. Mix ingredients. Pour in the melted butter and beat just until blended then add eggs and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool completely.
2 sticks (1 cups) butter, softened
4 cups powder sugar
1 tablespoon milk
¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
Few drops of food coloring (pink or green)
Blend all ingredients until smooth and spread over cooled brownies.
12 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
¼ cup butter
Put chocolate chips and butter in a bowl and microwave for 70 seconds. Stir to blend. Spread over mint layer. Refrigerate until set.