Preheat oven to 350 degrees Prepare brownies according to
package, except stir in 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips. Bake
according to package, in a greased 9x13 pan. When you throw it in
the oven, take your butter out to soften for the frosting, if you
COOL BROWNIE COMPLETELY.
While brownie is cooling, make your frosting. Using an electric
mixer, cream together butter, shortening, vanilla, and mint extract.
Add in powdered sugar one cup at a time, and then add in milk,
one tablespoon at a time until frosting is smooth and desired
consistency has been reached. Stir in food coloring if desired, and
then fold in chocolate shavings. Try not to eat it all at this step.
Once brownie is completely cooled, spread frosting evenly over the
brownie. Throw it in the fridge so that the frosting can harden. I'd
say give it at least an hour, maybe two. You want it nice and cold--
so it is firm.
When it has cooled and firmed up, prepare your chocolate for the
final layer. In a small bowl, combine 2 cups of chocolate chips with
1 tablespoon of oil. Melt in microwave or over a double boiler. If
you choose the microwave, make sure to do it in thirty-second
intervals and stir well each time. You don't want it to over-heat.
Once it is smooth, spread it over the frosting layer and allow to
Enjoy and try not to go into a sugar coma. You can store these in
the fridge or at room temp. They are easier to cut when they are
closer to room temp (so the chocolate doesn't crack).