This easy recipe was a huge hit for Sukkot–you’re looking at the last piece, which only survived so I could snap this shot. Then I had to get out of the way before it got eaten. It’s that good! (And dare I mention really easy, AND from a box?!) So to our guests who requested the recipe as well as to everyone who likes easy, really great desserts…
1 brownie mix, made according to package (or brownie recipe)
½ cup butter or margarine
1 tsp mint extract (also good with orange, raspberry, etc.)
1 lb powdered sugar (more or less as needed)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (parve or dairy)
1 tsp shortening
Bake brownies according to directions, in an 8 x 8 pan (for thicker brownies) or a 9 x 13 pan (for thinner brownies).
Meanwhile, mix the frosting: cream margarine/butter and powdered sugar until a good thick consistency, adding water or more sugar as needed. Add in the extract and stir, adjusting to your own taste.
Once the brownies are cool, spread the frosting on. Thick is OK because these are rich and you will likely only be eating small pieces.
Melt the chocolate chips with the shortening, and while hot, spread on top of the frosting. Swirl nicely.
Let set up and serve.