Unsweetened Surprise

Unsweetened Surprise


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


4 h servings 76 cals
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Original recipe yields 96 servings



  • 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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  1. 10 Ratings


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 f...

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 s...

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 long...

these tasted very good. i wasn't used to the consistency of the brownie layer, so it was hard for me to tell when it was cooked. i cooked it for 17 minutes and it seemed a little underdone when ...

Well the name needs to be changed to sweet surprise and they are really called mint sticks or mint brownies. My mom made this for the family every Christmas long before I was born and I was born...

This was certainly not UNSWEETENED! BUT GREAT! I was bored last night so decided to bake something. Wow big mistake making this before bed! They are great cold! Taste like a Pepperming Patty.

This recipe was great, very easy to make. I made them into a raspberry brownie with raspberry extract in place of the mint, and red food coloring in place of the green. But I would imagine a 5 ...

I had to find a recipe that didn't use chocolate syrup since I didn't have any on hand, so I made these. This is the recipe I'm going to use from now on. Because they don't have the syrup they k...

These are really good! My only jelly-roll-style pan is @13x16, next time I would make slightly more of the mint filling and double the glaze. An offset spatula would help for spreading the fil...