Are any of you watching Outlander? That’s where I got the inspiration for these Crème de Menthe Brownies. There was a recent episode called “Crème de Menthe” and it reminded me that when I was a younger, my mother used to make brownies like these that I absolutely loved. Yes, there is actual liqueur in them, but its a very minimal amount, hence still being allowed to have them when I was a kid.
But before we get to that, can we talk about Outlander for a minute? This season seems different than all the previous seasons. Admittedly I have not gotten to Voyager yet in the books, and while I could have I chose not to. Mostly because it’s been more fun to watch Game of Thrones without knowing every next move and twist that was about to happen. I’ll still being going back to read the books of course, because Gabaldon’s is the original, she’s clever as hell, and the book and the show are different experiences. So what about you? When it comes to books that are adapted to TV or movie, how to you prefer to read/watch?
All right, back to these brownies….
Crème de Menthe Brownies
- 1 box Brownie Mix (or make your own recipe from scratch)
- Buttercream Frosting (get my recipe here)
- 2 tablespoons Crème de menthe
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- Pinch of Salt
- 18 Andes mints (chopped into pieces)
Prepare your brownie mix according to directions, bake and then remove from oven and let cool. Get your buttercream frosting together, and then add 2 tablespoons Crème de menthe and mix. Your frosting will thin down, but don’t worry. That’s why we’re adding the extra 2/3 cup of powdered sugar. Incorporate that as well as the pinch of salt. Spread buttercream over the top of the brownies in a thick layer. Top with Andes mints pieces. Serve!