Easy easy!! I made this recipe when I had to bring a dessert to a holiday party at our 2 year old's daycare. This is the perfect thing to make when you feel too guilty to just pick something up at the store, don't have enough time to whip up something from scratch, and you want something that isn't too typical but will still be a crowd pleaser.
- 1 family size box of brownie mix, plus additional ingredients (eggs, oil) as specified on the box
- 10-oz bag of Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips (found by the chocolate chips...or you could chop up 10 oz of regular Andes mints)
- Peppermint extract (make sure it is PEPPERMINT and not just MINT...unspecified mint could be spearmint, which is NOT going to work).
- 1 tub of chocolate frosting
Prepare the brownie batter as the package directs. Stir in the entire bag of Andes baking pieces. Bake as directed.
Add one teaspoon of peppermint extract to the tub of frosting, and stir to combine. Frost brownies when cool.
And there you have it, grasshopper brownies. Doctored-up stuff from a box...just call me Sandra Lee!
(sidenote...ugh- not a Sandra Lee fan over here. But this recipe IS very "semi-homemade-y")