Mint To Be Brownies

Adapted from: Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters

Yield: 16-ish brownies, depending on how you cut ‘em

Ingredients

Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 8 ounces (226g) full fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup (66g) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla

Chocolate Layers:

  • ¾ cup (90g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup (149g) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 3 ½ ounces (100g or 1 bar) Nói Síríus Mint Dark Chocolate, melted & cooled

Decoration:

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and line an 8" x 8" metal baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. First, let’s make the cream cheese layer. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Unless you have spares of your mixer bowl and paddle, transfer cream cheese mixture to another bowl, then set aside. Wash your bowl and paddle; dry well.
  4. Now we’ll move onto the chocolate layers. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium-high until light and fluffy.
  6. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until thoroughly combined. Mix in vanilla and melted chocolate.
  7. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to wet mixture, mixing until it’s almost all incorporated. Scrape down bowl. Repeat two more times with rest of flour mixture.
  8. Spread half of chocolate batter into prepared pan, smoothing top with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon.
  9. Evenly spread cream cheese mixture over chocolate base.
    NOTE: If your cream cheese mixture is especially soft, you may now want to put your pan in the fridge or freezer for a bit before continuing to the next step.
  10. Spread remaining chocolate batter over cream cheese layer, smoothing top with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon. Top with sprinkles.
    NOTE: If you go crazy with the jimmies like we did, you get a fun sprinkle crust!
  11. Bake for about 50 minutes. Brownies are done when a wooden pick inserted in the centre comes out clean with only a few fluffy crumbs attached.
  12. Place pan on wire rack and allow to cool completely before cutting.

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