{Andes Mint Brownies}

My husband I have both agreed that these are the best brownies we have ever had! I like them better once they are completely cooled off because the mints become hard again and the brownies stay moist and soft. Hubby likes them better warm and gooey. You decide.

1 cup butter (2 sticks)
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup cocoa
½ teaspoon salt
1 package Andes mints (24-28 mints)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9X13-inch pan with foil and lightly grease with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
Unwrap all the mints and coarsely chop. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Remove from the heat and add the sugar, stirring well to combine. Whisk in the vanilla and then the eggs. Blend well.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Gently stir in the chopped Andes mints. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 32-35 minutes, until the brownies are set in the middle but not overbaked. Let cool completely, slice into squares and serve.
Recipe Source: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

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