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).

Ingredients

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

Directions
•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
overnight.


•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...*



Apricot Cobbler


Banana Cream Pie


Cherry Bars in a Jar


Diva Doggie Bites


Emril's Strawberry Lemonade


FINGERLING POTATO SALAD W/ HONEY-THYME VINAIGRETTE

Gugelhopf Twister

Honey Graham Rollups

Incredible "Rabbit" Pineapple Tarts

Jam Jewels

Kirschmichel

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.


14 comments:

Kate said...

I am glad you got the letter "M"! Mint Sundae Brownies sound fantastic.

~Jess said...

This looks absolutely, wonderfully delicious! Yum! I may just have to make this at some point this summer!

Karen said...

Looks yummy and great pictures!

~~louise~~ said...

Oh I'm just gushing with delight, Debbie. What a beautiful introduction to the Picnic Game. I couldn't have said it better myself. As a matter of fact, I didn't. Thank you so much...

I can't believe you're bringing brownies to the picnic and not regular ol' brownies I might add (although they are indeed yummy:) but Mint Brownies to boot!!! Oh I just know they are going to be delectable. Save a blanket space for me if you get to the picnic first. I'm gonna want to be sampling those brownies!!!

Thank you so much for playing the picnic game, Debbie. Wait until you see the rest of the goodies!!! Indescribable!!!

Dizzy C said...

They look delicious! My mouth is watering just looking at the pic.

Have a great weekend

carol

Gloria said...

Look delicious!!!! gloria

Brenda said...

OMG Debbie, they sound and look fantastic! My son is a mint freak (me too) and would love these. And I have to admit I'd have to leave out the walnut too. :o)

Miz Helen said...

Oh save me from myself, I will want the whole pan of these fabulous treats. They just look out of this world delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and I look forward to seeing you again real soon. Hope you have a great week end!
Miz Helen

Susan Lindquist said...

This ABC picnic game is the sweetest idea I've heard of in a while! Such fun! You cool minty dessert is a keeper! Looks perfect for a hot summer day! Yummah!

MM said...

This could possibly be the most sinful thing I've seen all week! I mean that in a good way, of course.

tom said...

The best snacks are ones that include healthy nutrient dense foods. Unprocessed whole foods make incredible snacks to fuel your body throughout the day and provide the energy you need to perform at optimal levels. There are so many quick and healthy snacks to choose from. You just need to make the decision to make smart snack choices.

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Barbara said...

Condensed milk and chocolate in a bar? Divine!!

Janet Rudolph said...

Mint Sundae Brownie Squares sound super. Can't wait to try them at the 'picnic'. Be sure and stop by T is for Tequila Truffles! http://dyingforchocolate.blogspot.com/2011/06/t-is-for-tequila-truffles.html

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

What a great blog you have, I absolutely love it! This looks delicious and I'm so glad to be a new follower! xoxo