Unsweetened Surprise

Unsweetened Surprise

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"A Great Treat for Company! Brownies topped with a mint layer then an extra chocolaty layer on top of that. Rich!"

Ingredients 4 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 76 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 76 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 25 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 4 squares of chocolate with 1 cup butter.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and sugar with the melted chocolate mixture until well blended. Stir in the flour. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool in pan. To make the mint layer: Beat the confectioners' sugar with 3/8 cup of butter in a medium bowl. Gradually beat in milk, green food coloring and peppermint extract. Spread evenly over the brownie layer and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. To make the glaze: Melt 3 squares chocolate with 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat or in a microwave oven, stirring frequently until smooth. Spread over the mint layer when completely cool. Chill again to set before cutting into bars.
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Don't be scared by the name--these are plenty sweet! They are the same recipe my Grandma would make each Christmas. They are like a brownie, with the unique topping of a mint frosting layer followed by a thin chocolate glaze. If you like chocolate and mint together, you will probably like these bars! The next time I make these, I will line my pan with foil, because they tend to stick to my greased and floured pan. Make sure they are THOROUGHLY chilled before cutting them, or they won't cut well. They are picture-perfect if you can cut them cleanly.


These were very good, they are not hard to make and really don't take much time in active work but there is cooling/setting time needed to turn out well. I was just needing the topping for my standard for brownies (Baker's Choc. 1 bowl brownie). I also vote NOT to use a mix for these, mixes are good and serve their purpose but the consistency is not the same and this brownie (or the Baker's) recipe is super easy and doesn't take much longer than a mix. The mint filling was great, good amount of mint, similar to peppermint patties. I let this sit in the fridge for a couple hours, then popped it in the freezer for about 10-15 mins before topping with the chocolate. The freezer made sure that the layers stayed separate and chilled the choc layer nicely. The unsweetened choc was good, it broke the sweetness just enough. I did need to make more than called for (and I only made a 9x13) I used 4 squares instead of 3 and that was just enough, could have made it thicker but it really wasn't needed. Everyone loved these and I will definitely make them again. Thanks for sharing!


The name is a bit misleading because these are sweet, rich, and a family favorite! The chocolate layer almost has the consistency of fudge, and I usually have to bake it for several minutes longer than the suggested time. I cool the brownie layer completely before pouring on the mint layer, then chill for the suggested hour before adding the glaze. I learned the hard way that this is an extremely important step or else you don't get the perfect layers. If I let the bars chill overnight I usually take them out of the fridge and let them sit for at least 15 minutes before cutting or else the top layer cracks. Absolutely delicious!