BYU Brownies – Easter’d Up

We’ve started making Easter goodies at our house (can you tell???). Any excuse for us to bake and I’m in! But it was Spring Break two weeks ago so my daughter wanted to help me do some baking. My son wanted to help “kind of” he said. But not if it interfered with his Wii playing =o)

Our Second Easter yummy we made was BYU Brownies but we “Easter’d” them up a little. I first found the recipe for BYU Brownies over on The Country Girl Chronicles. I love a good brownie and add mint and frosting? I’m all over it!

Recipe

Brownies
* 1 c. butter, melted
* 2/3 c. cocoa powder
* 2 c. sugar
* 1 1/2 c. flour
* 4 eggs

Mix butter, cocoa and sugar. Add eggs, beating well after each one. Stir in flour. Spread in greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool.


Mint Layer
* 1/2 c. butter, softened
* 2 c. powdered sugar
* 1-3 Tbsp. milk
* 1/2 tsp. mint extract (I used peppermint)
* 4 drops food coloring (I used red)

Mix butter and powdered sugar. Add extract and food coloring. Use milk to smooth out frosting until you reach desired consistency. You want the frosting to be pretty thick!

Spread over cool brownies and refrigerate until firm.

Chocolate Topping
* 1 1/2 c. chocolate chips (I used a combo of semi sweet and milk chocolate)
* 1/2 c. butter

Combine butter and chocolate chips in a saucepan and melt over low heat. Have a little helper help you =o)

Pour over mint layer and refrigerate until firm.

When the chocolate was still warm we topped our with these babies.

I saw them at Target and, of course, I had to buy them. So festive I thought. (Plus they taste yummy!)

Here’s a close up just in case you didn’t get a good look at these.

I immediately put half of them in the freezer after I took the first bite. I knew I would eat them all if I didn’t. And good thing, I’ve eaten way too many of them but they are so darn good. I can’t stop!

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Comments

  1. These sound really good! The festive toppers are super cute!

  2. yummmmmmmm
    looks very festive!
    your daughter is a great cook! 😉
    have a nice week!

  3. The thing I enjoy the most about Easter baking is that all the fun colors and adornments come out in baking. It makes me feel like spring is finally here!

  4. Oh those look so yummy!!!! (and very festive)

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  6. OHMYGOODNESS!! These are soo colorful and inviting! So easy too – thanks much for sharing. These are going in my ‘to try’ file….

  7. Yummy!! And they look caaaute too! 🙂

  8. I love the pink mint frosting and the pretties on top:) Your kids are always such great helpers!

  9. Those are so cute and sound so tasty. I, also picked up those cute little mini toppers!

  10. Ok, I had never heard of BYU brownies before this (is that shocking?), but how could you go wrong with a mint and chocolate combination!

    your version is really pretty and you have the cutest helper! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. I love these brownies. I also love how you have colored them Spring!!

  12. mmm Looks great! What does the BYU stand for?
    thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  13. So festive and cute! They also sound yummy!

  14. Lovely spring feel to the brownies Erin! I’m sure they were scrumptious!!!

  15. Good to see some Easter creations! These are so bright and pretty!

  16. i made a batch of these at work the other day, and i made the filling pale purple. that’s spring-y, right? my boss disagreed and turned up her nose, but the patrons loved ’em! 🙂

  17. Oh you have SO got me craving brownies with these! Love the easter spirit!

  18. I’m just LOVING your blog! Thanks to http://www.delightfulcountrycookin.com/ I found you and now subscribe! Awesome and cute ideas! Although my babies aren’t babies anymore, I still love do whip up cute things for them!

  19. What a cute Easter/Spring version. I love the decorations on top. I am hitting myself on the head wondering why I never thought to color the mint frosting anything but green.

  20. These toppers are new to me. Thanks! You make the cutest treats with your kids.

  21. Those look so yummy and festive.

  22. Oh wow these look great! It makes me want to be a kid again 🙂

    Thanks for the add on foodbuzz 🙂

  23. Love brownies! These look wonderful. I never saw those toppers before-cool!

  24. Three layers, nice! They did a good job.

  25. your daughter is so adorable. she’s going to be a great baker.

    the brownies look great. love the little colorful chips. so cute

  26. Love your Easter twist on these brownies. They look so spring-y.

  27. Looks delicious! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

    Warm Wishes,
    Jodie

    http://lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com/

  28. these look so yummy!! love the cute easter sprinkles 🙂

  29. Those look pretty amazing! Thanks for the recipe.

  30. With such a little chef helping you how can they not be awesome?

  31. These look yummy. I’ve always wanted to make brownies from scratch. I don’t know about the mint, but we’ll be trying the brownies.

  32. I remember years and years ago my dad making a similar recipe for St. Patty’s day with the mint layer a nice green. I can see these being a huge hit in just about any pastel for Easter! Love it!

  33. So flattered to see a post referenced on your blog! And why didn’t I think to give these brownies an Easter twist? Hello!! They look delicious. Yum.

  34. OK, so are these theee REAL BUY Brownies!!?? I grew up in Provo, and had these whenever we were lucky enough to talk my mom into buying them!

    Love your blog, very cute.

  35. Eheheheh….as long as it didn’t interfere with his Wii playing. Awesome brownies. The Easter color are just adorable.

  36. They look yummy, I love how you added a bit of Easter to a family favorite. The pastel colors are really pretty.

  37. I love these! Such pretty brownies, and delicious, I’m sure!

    I’d love for you to pop by and link these up to my So Sweet Sunday party! 🙂

    morrowsunshine.blogspot.com

  38. Hi! Just stopping by to let you know that I featured this recipe on my blog this week. Merry Christmas!