Recipe Idea: Gluten Free Three Layer Mint Brownies
Hi. It’s Lois in the kitchen at Recipe Idea Shop, telling you about Gluten Free Three Layer Mint Brownies. This is another of my family’s favorite holiday “cookies recipes.” Gluten Free Three Layer Mint Brownies are easy to make and very pretty when served alongside other cookies. They are rich and minty. I cut them into 2″ squares when I serve them with other cookies on a tray, and a bit larger if it it the sole dessert.
A Friend’s Recipe
I got the original Three Layer Mint Brownies recipe from a friend, Michelle Esser, in the 1980s, and I’ve been making it ever since. It is one of my daughter Erin’s favorites. In fact, when she was in elementary school, she came home one day and told me that the teacher told her she must bring a treat the next day. She told me it had to be Three Layer Mint Brownies. After I made the brownies and took them to school, I found out her teacher said nothing of the sort! Erin just wanted the brownies.
Ooops! That Was Expensive!
I also sent these brownies to Erin for Christmas one year, along with several other cookies and chocolates, and her roommate just threw the package under the Christmas tree. Erin knew I was sending cookies, but her roommate didn’t tell her the package had arrived. The dogs, however, had no problem figuring out that the package contained food and they ate everything in the box, containing about 5-8 pounds of various chocolates, necessitating two trips to the veterinarian and costing about $1,000. Even though Erin no longer has any pets, I have learned to send packages to her office.
Erin told me she thinks the Gluten Free version is even better than the original one. I think that’s because I put more chocolate in them. I sometimes make my own version of gluten free flours in this recipe, but usually I simply use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free One-to-One Baking Flour or Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour. Either option works great!
If you are not interested in making them gluten free, these can also be made with regular flour. See Three Layer Mint Brownies. You’re gonna wanna eat these.
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Gluten Free Three Layer Mint Brownies
First Layer Ingredients
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup Bob's Red Mill One-to-One Gluten Free Baking Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 12-ounce can large size Hershey’s Syrup
- 1 ounce Baker’s Chocolate melted and cooled
Second Layer Ingredients
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1-1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 5 drops Green food coloring
Third Layer Ingredients
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 12-ounce package Nestle's Chocolate Chips
Mix the first three ingredients.
Beat until smooth.
Add flour and baking powder.
Add Hershey’s Syrup and melted Baker's Chocolate (cooled).
Pour onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350F degrees for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Mix butter, powdered sugar, milk, peppermint extract, and 5-8 drops of green food coloring.
Beat until smooth and spread on cooled brownies.
Melt butter and chocolate chips in a double boiler. This step can be done in the microwave, but be careful. Chocolate burns easily so microwave it on high for one minute and then 30 seconds at a time and stir it frequently. It will not looked melted when it actually is because the chips retain their shape until you mix them.
Cool and pour over mint layer.
Refrigerate to set.
Cut into two-inch squares (very rich!). Store in the refrigerator.
Note: Brownies must be refrigerated or they tend to melt.
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