Chocolate Brownies with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 4

You'll love these brownies for their mint flavor and for their pretty color.

Ingredients

Brownies:
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine
2/3 cup cocoa
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup nonfat plan yogurt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Mint Frosting:
3 tablespoons light cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon light stick margarine, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Few drops of green food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Coat a 15x10x1-inch baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. To prepare brownies:  In a small saucepan or in the microwave, melt margarine with cocoa over low heat. Transfer melted chocolate mixture to a mixing bowl. Add sugar, egg and egg whites, beating well. Add flour alternately with yogurt. Add vanilla and peppermint extracts.
  3. Pour into baking sheet and bake 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Do not overbake.
  4. To prepare the frosting: In a mixing bowl, blend cream cheese and margarine until creamy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, mixing until smooth. Add peppermint extract and green food coloring.  Spread over top of cooled brownies and cut into squares.

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