I recently went to a womens conference at Brigham Young Unviersity in Provo Utah. It was fantastic! I love going to this conference and look forward to it all year. I have to admit that I also look forward to enjoying one of these amazing brownies! BYU is famous for these treats and you can see a nice long line of women waiting to purchase them wherever they are sold on campus:) I always wish I could bring them home to my friends and family back in Tennessee without smooshing them into my suitcase. I didn’t think that was such a great idea, knowing they would be stale and not so pretty after that. Since I still wanted to share a little treat from my trip, I did a little research and found the recipe! It was published in the BYU Alumni magazine awhile back. So this year when I got home, I made a double batch for my boys, my Young Women at church and some of my sweet friends who I wished could have joined me. I was thrilled with the way the recipe turned out! The brownies were just as good as the ones I bought on campus…what a treat! Even if you have never had the famous BYU mint brownie before–trust me, you will still appreciate this recipe! YUM!
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BYU Mint Brownies
submitted by Melanie~The Sisters Cafe
This recipe is straight from the BYU Magazine with my notes in brackets:)
1 c. margarine (I use butter)
1/2 c. cocoa
2 Tbsp. honey
2 c. sugar
1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. chopped walnuts (I leave these out–BYU offers them both ways)
12 oz. chocolate icing (They don’t give the recipe for their chocolate frosting–I just used the mint recipe–omit mint and food coloring add 1/3 cup cocoa or more depending on your tastes)
5 Tbsp. margarine (I use butter)
dash of salt
3 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
2 1/3 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. mint extract
1-2 drops green food coloring
1. Melt margarine and mix in cocoa. Allow to cool. Add honey, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Add nuts. Pour batter into a greased 9-by-13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
2. Prepare mint icing: Soften margarine. Add salt, corn syrup, and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and fluffy. Add mint extract and food coloring. Mix. Add milk gradually until the consistency is a little thinner than cake frosting.
3. Spread mint icing over brownies. Place brownies in the freezer for a short time to stiffen the icing. Remove from the freezer and
carefully add a layer of chocolate icing.
Recipe Source: Sugar-n-Spice, Cougareat Food