Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 mins
I did this recipe 2 times for a past Christmas. It was very successfully. If you love mint and chocolate, this is perfect for you. A real treat :P From Jean Paré.
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 3⁄4 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 3⁄4 cup fine shredded coconut
- 1⁄3 cup butter or 1⁄3 cup margarine
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 2 cups icing sugar
- green food coloring
- 2⁄3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
- Bottom: Mix the first quantity of butter, sugar and cocoa powder in a casserole. Bring slowly to boil. Add the egg stirring to thicken the mixture. Remove from the heat.
- Incorporate the graham crumbs, walnuts and coconut. Press the mixture in a greased mold of 9 x 9 inch.
- Middle: Mix second quantity of butter, milk, mint essence and icing sugar in a bowl. Beat well. Add green food coloring until you obtain a good green you like. Spread on the first mixture, in the mold.
- Garnish: Melt the chocolate and the third quantity of butter in a casserole at low heat or above hot water (I did it in micro-waves) Spread on the second mixture in the mold. Put in the fridge. Keep in the fridge, covered.
- Cut in 36 squares.
- These squares can be frozen.
As the old commercial used to say "Indescribably Delicious" and not difficult to do. I did have a slight problem in spreading the top layer of chocolate so I settled for swirling it (which looked fantastic). The chill time really set's it and I wasn't able to cut the squares without shattering the top chocolate. Still not horrible and quite interesting looking really. I don't care how the top chocolate breaks, this recipe is amazing. The mint strength is just perfect, pleasantly present without being too strong. Made for Photo Tag.
Made this for family and coworkers - all were impressed. Very nice addition of flavor and color to a holiday goodie tray. Mint is so refreshing -and what can I say about chocolate ;) I'm thinking it would be nice in the spring or at a baby/bridal shower with a pastel color - yellow, pink or light blue... Thanks Boomette1!
Upps, Thought I had already Reviewed this but it seams I did not. Well let me tell you this is great, if you love mint. It's easy and no baking is involved. A delicious treat for the holidays or any time you want mint! Thanks for the recipe!