Cream Cheese Mint Swirl Brownies With Chocolate Glaze

Recipe by littleturtle
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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 36
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Brownies
  • 1
    ounce bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 23
    cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 13
    tablespoons butter (lower amount at high altitude)
  • 3
    ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 14
    cup butter, softened
  • 34
    cup sugar
  • 23
    cup flour
  • 12
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 13
    cup chopped nuts
  • 12
    teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 -5
    drops green food coloring
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • 1
    ounce bittersweet baking chocolate
  • 1
    tablespoon butter
  • 1
    cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 12
    teaspoon vanilla
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a microwavable bowl, combine baking chocolate, chocolate chips, and 1/3 cup butter; microwave on HIGH, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth (cool slightly - 5 minutes).
  • Cream together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter and sugar; beat in eggs.
  • Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into creamed mixture.
  • Spoon half the batter into the melted chocolate, and stir in nuts.
  • Drop chocolate by tablespoonsful, checkerboard fashion, into a greased & floured 9" square pan.
  • Add peppermint extract and green food coloring to remaining batter, and spoon green batter into spaces between chocolate batter.
  • Swirl to marbleize (do NOT over mix).
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • To prepare Chocolate Glaze melt the butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat, and stir in remaining ingredients until crumbly.
  • Blend in boiling water until glaze is of a pourable consistency (about 2 tablespoons).
  • Remove brownies from oven and pour chocolate glaze over top.
  • Cut at once into bars, then cool.
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