I just love finding new things, and the minute I found these limited edition Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels in my local grocery store, I knew I had to try them.
The first thought that popped into my head was, “I bet these would taste wonderful baked into a nice big batch of moist brownies.”
I’m happy to report that I was not wrong? 🙂
Dark Chocolate & Mint Chip Brownies
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 tablespoons cocoa, unsweetened
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (10 ounce) package Nestle’s Toll House Dark Chocolate & Mint morsels
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×13×2 inch baking pan.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and cocoa. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time; beat well. Stir in vanilla extract.
Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Stir until well blended. Fold in morsels.
Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Place pan on wire rack and cool completely.
Frost cooled brownies with Chocolate Mint Frosting; if desired.
Chocolate Mint Frosting
3 tablespoons butter, softened
½ teaspoon peppermint extract
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tablespoons milk
Cream butter and peppermint extract. Combine powdered sugar and cocoa. Gradually add 1 cup of the powdered sugar and cocoa mixture to butter mixture. Cream until light and fluffy. Alternately add remaining powdered sugar/cocoa mixture and milk. Beat until smooth. Frost cooled brownies.