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Irish Chocolate Mint Dessert

Details

Time
4 hours
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
24 pieces

Bring this moist chocolate mint cake out at St. Patrick’s Day, Easter or any time of year. The rich chocolate cake and chocolate glaze surround a refreshing mint cream center. Cut the dessert into squares and serve at parties or as an after-dinner dessert.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Bake Time
30 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour
Chill Time
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups
    butter or margarine (3 sticks) plus 6 tablespoons , divided
  • 2 cups
    granulated sugar
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 4
    eggs
  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2-2/3 cups
    powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    water plus 1 teaspoon
  • 1 tsp
    mint extract
  • 4 drops
    green food color
  • 1 cup
    HERSHEY'S Special Dark Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
13x9x2-inch baking pan 13x9x2-inch baking pan
microwave-safe bowls microwave-safe bowls
microwave microwave
wire rack wire rack
mixing bowl mixing bowl
mixer mixer
refrigerator refrigerator
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

2

Place 1 cup (2 sticks) butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at Medium (50%) 2 minutes or until melted. Stir in granulated sugar and vanilla. Add eggs; beat well. Add flour, cocoa and baking powder; beat until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.

3

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.

4

Prepare mint cream center by combining powdered sugar, 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter, water, mint extract and food color. Beat until smooth. Divide and spread evenly on brownies. Cover; refrigerate until cold.

5

Prepare Chocolate Glaze by placing remaining 6 tablespoons butter and chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at Medium (50%) 1 minute or until mixture is smooth when stirred. Cool slightly; pour over chilled dessert. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Cover; refrigerate leftover dessert.

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