Menty Brownies

 During this time of COVID, comfort foods are making a come back, and what is more comforting than a pan of brownies right from the oven?  Brownies are an easy versatile goody to bake.  You can make them from scratch or make them from a box.  No matter how you mix these treats up, they are easy crowd-pleasers for a variety of occasions.

We always keep a couple boxes of brownie mix on hand, because the piglets wander into the kitchen a few times a month and decide to mix  up a batch.  This week we are sharing a fun and incredibly easy Blind Pig Twist on your favorite brownie recipe.

Our version of this American classic is made with a hint of Brancamenta Liqueur and some Andes Mints layered in the middle.  The minty goodness enhances the flavor of the chocolate and is a tantalizing variation on the traditional chocolate brownie.

As we said above, start with your favorite brownie recipe.  To enhance the mint flavor of the brownie add 1/2 ounce of Brancamenta Liqueur to the batter when mixing.

Prepare your baking pan as usual with cooking spray.  Pour 1/2 of the batter into the bottom of the pan.

Place a layer of Andes mints evenly over the bottom layer of batter.

Top off with the remaining batter.  Bake as directed.

After  removing the brownies from the oven, allow the brownies to cool.  Cut into small squares and serve.

As you can see in our photos, there is a small sliver of the Andes mint that can be viewed from the side of the brownie.

These brownies have the right amount of mint flavor — not too much not too little.  One word of warning to you. These did not last long at The Blind Pig household.  If you do not intend to share these with others, DO NOT make them when others are present!

What do you think?  Are you going to mix up a batch of Menty Brownies today?