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Monday, May 07, 2007

Fudgy Mint Squares recipe

Fudgy Mint Squares - so not the recipe that I've been trying to hunt down for years, but these are pretty yummy. I think I originally got it from Taste of Home magazine.

Ingredients:
10 TBSP butter (no substitutes), divided
3 squares (1 oz each) unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3 eggs
1 ½ cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 TBSP cornstarch
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp peppermint extract
4 drops green food coloring, optional
1 cup (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup whipping cream


Directions:
In a microwave safe bowl, melt 8 TBSP butter and unsweetened chocolate; cool slightly. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add the chocolate mixture; mix until blended. Gradually beat in flour. Spread into a greased 9x13 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until top is set.

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining butter. Add cornstarch; beat until smooth. Gradually beat in milk and remaining egg. Add extract and food coloring. Pour over crust. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack.

In a heavy saucepan, combine chocolate chips and cream. Cook and stir over medium heat until chips are melted. Cool for 30 minutes or until lukewarm, stirring occasionally. Pour over cream cheese layer. Chill for 2 hours or until set before cutting.

Yield: about 4 dozen.

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