Mint is one of the earliest and most abundant harvests from the garden. Thankfully, it's tasty and useful. Give your herb garden dessert duty with these easy to make fresh mint brownies.
Using Fresh Mint
Use peppermint, spearmint, chocolate mint, any old generic mint you can find in these brownies. Chop the leaves finely to get the most flavor out of them, don't use the stems only the leaves for best flavor.
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A person could strain the leaves if desired. However, leaving the mint leaves in the batter adds depth in the finished brownie.
To use dried mint
Use just 4 teaspoons of dried mint. Strain the dried mint from the milk and butter before proceeding with the rest of the recipe.
These are a cakey brownie rather than a fudgy one. It can carry a frosting well for added richness and sweetness.
A fudge frosting will provide richness and creaminess.
Truly, a plain chocolate or even vanilla frosting would work too. Use your favorite.