ELEGANT CHOCOLATE MINT STICKS

 

I recently rediscovered this recipe  I had found in a Better Homes and Gardens magazines more than 45 years ago.  It was Beautiful Daughter’s favorite treat when she was a very little girl.  I warn you this is addictive.   Darlings, you can never have too many chocolate recipes.

1/2 Cup butter   –   1 cup sugar   –   2 eggs at room temperature   –   1 tsp vanilla   –   two 1 ounce squares unsweetened chocolate, melted   –   1/2 cup sifted  all-purpose flour   –   1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

One recipe mint frosting   –   One recipe chocolate glaze

Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs and vanilla.  Blend in chocolate, stir in flour, then nuts.  Pour into a greased 8 x 8 pan.  Bake at 350F oven for about 25 minutes.   Don’t over bake so watch careful.  Check at 20 minutes with a toothpick and if it comes out clean, it’s done.    Cool; spread with frosting, then glaze.  Cut in 2 x 3/4 inch bars.  Makes 40.

MINT FROSTING:  Combine 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar, 2 tbsp. soft butter, 1 tbs light cream, and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp peppermint extract;  beat well.  Spread over cooled brownie layer; let stand till set.  Don’t refrigerate.  Icing should be at room temperature to spread the glaze.

CHOCOLATE GLAZE:  melt two l ounce square unsweetened chocolate with 2 tbs butter.  Spread over frosting.  Now you can chill the bars.  When the glaze has set score with a hot knife (dip your knife in a bowl of hot water and wipe dry), then cut into bars

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