Friday, June 24, 2011
Mint Sundae Brownie Squares for the Picnic Game
I am going on a picnic and I am brining....Mint Sundae Brownie Squares! Because I have the letter M.
Let me explain.....
Louise from Months of Edible Creations is once again hosting an on-line picnic. It's so much fun! I participated last year with Louise (and others) and just had a great time. June 18th is National Picnic Day and Louise invites her on-line blogging friends to take part in a month long picnic....but that's not all, she asks that we play in the tradition of the child's ABC game.... You know..... I'm going on a picnic and I'm bringing an apple pie, I'm going on a picninc and I'm bringing an apple pie and blueberry muffins---and so it goes--until you get to the letter M! And here you get me and my Mint Sundae Brownies.
Louise will do a 'round up' so you get the feel of the whole ABC thing and also to see everyone's great picnic recipes on July 1st. I can't wait to see what my friends are bringing to the table!
Picnics are such fun. My family have always been 'picnic people'. We've had simple picnics involving nothing more than pulling PB&J sandwiches out of paper bags, and we've had more involved picnics in which my mother pulled out plastic champagne flutes and we had champagne and raspberries in the park. (there was some food involved too, but I just remember those champagne infused raspberries...ahhh the memories)
It's because of my mother and the champagne picnic I feel I can bring this Mint Brownies today.
You might think they are too fussy for a picnic food, but really, they are not.
These are simple to make and 'oh-so-good!!' You're going to have a cooler full of ice for the beer anyway, right? So, you can just set this special dessert right on top and bring it out at the end for the 'WOW' effect.
(Ya gotta make them even if you aren't going on a picnic!)
(and if you want---you can leave the walnuts out of the brownie mix. I wouldn't, but that's just me. My family, on the other hand? Well, the walnuts ruined it for them. Weirdos. So the walnuts are optional of course.)
Mint Sundae Brownie Squares
I found these on the Taste of Home Website, where they originated in Logan, Utah (my next door state).
1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
4 drops green food coloring, optional
2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1 jar (16 ounces) hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed
1/3 cup chopped salted peanuts
•Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Stir in walnuts.
•Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for
23-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out
clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
•Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the milk, extract and food
coloring if desired. Fold in whipped cream and chocolate chips.
Spread over brownie layer. Cover and freeze for several hours or
•Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before cutting. Drizzle
with ice cream topping; sprinkle with peanuts. Yield: 15 servings.
I'm going on a picnic and I'm bringing...*
Banana Cream Pie
Cherry Bars in a Jar
Diva Doggie Bites
Emril's Strawberry Lemonade
FINGERLING POTATO SALAD W/ HONEY-THYME VINAIGRETTE
Honey Graham Rollups
Incredible "Rabbit" Pineapple Tarts
Lime Cranberry Fizz
Mint Sundae Brownie Squares
*I'm also going to link this to "It's a Keeper Thursday" ..... because it really is a keeper! And I made it on Thursday. Had all intentions of posting on Thursday, but life gets in my way all the time. Go Check out "it's a keeper"
And Fat Camp Fridays at Mangoes and Chutney....because well, you will need to go to Fat Camp after eating as much of this as I have.
And Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage... because picnic food is good for any potluck.