I think this is the last of my candy-related posts for awhile! We have sufficiently thinned out the candy selection in our house. For now, at least!
Did you know that Junior Mints (and York Peppermint Patties, too) are some of the lowest fat chocolate candies that you can eat? I actually did, because I am full of useless knowledge like that. They are also delicious.
These Junior Mint brownies are actually some of my favorite brownies to make, and I do so quite frequently. They are super-simple, low fat (the recipe is from Cooking Light) and the mint is a nice twist. I really love them.
I’m pretty certain they would be great warm with some vanilla ice cream (low-fat, of course) on top. I may know this for a fact…just saying.
Junior Mint Brownies
1/4 cup butter or stick margarine
32 (about 3 ounces) creamy, small-size mints in pure chocolate (such as Junior Mints)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Coat bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
3. Combine butter and mints in a 2-cup glass measure; microwave at high 30 seconds or until soft. Stir until smooth, and set aside.
4. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine flour, soda, and salt in a bowl.
5. Combine sugar, cocoa, egg, and egg white in a large bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended.
6. Add mint mixture; beat well. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until blended.
7. Pour batter into prepared pan.
8. Bake for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean; cool completely on a wire rack.
Source: Cooking Light, March 1999