Recipe by Boomette
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.
Top Review by Annacia
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.
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.