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Make These Grasshopper Brownies

Grasshopper Brownies

Shove a layer of minty ganache in between a chocolatey top and bottom and you get these indulgent two-toned desserts. If you want to really wow your guests, call ’em “creme de menthe” brownies!

What You’ll Need

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  • unsalted butter  ( 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) )
  • fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not extra-bitter or unsweetened and no more than 60% cacao if marked), finely chopped  ( 10 1/2 oz )
  • packed light brown sugar  ( 1 1/2 cups )
  • eggs (lightly beaten)  ( 3 large )
  • vanilla  ( 1 1/4 teaspoons )
  • all-purpose flour  ( 3/4 cup )
  • unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder  ( 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons )
  • salt  ( 3/4 teaspoon )
  • heavy cream  ( 1/2 cup )
  • fine-quality white chocolate, chopped  ( 10 oz )
  • green crème de menthe  ( 2 tablespoons )
  • peppermint extract  ( 1 teaspoon )
  • heavy cream  ( 1 cup )
  • fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), finely chopped  ( 10 oz )
Ready to make? Find out how on smitten kitchen