Sunday, May 29, 2011

Thin Mint Brownies

If you're like me, you've recently been inundated by by a parade of sweet little girls selling Girl Scout Cookies. And, if you're anything like me, you've bought cookies from each and every one of them because:
  1. Girl Scouts are adorable
  2. Cookies are tasty
Unfortunately, the cookies always look better on our doorstep than they do in our pantry, and we're always left with an extra sleeve or two of Thin Mints and Samoas. In response to this, I modified my Heath Bar Brownie recipe and made Thin Mint brownies.

It's a super-easy recipe. Here's what you need:
  1. One box of brownie mix.
  2. Two sleeves of Thin Mints
  3. "Shrek" on DVD
Here's what you do:
  1. Prepare the brownies according to package directions
  2. Crush one sleeve of Thin Mints
  3. Start picking at the crushed Thin Mints while you watch your daughter pretend to ice-skate around the kitchen.
  4. Realize that you've eaten all of the crushed Thin Mints.
  5. Crush the second sleeve of Thin Mints and sprinkle them on top of the uncooked brownies.
  6. Tell your daughter that she can't lick the spatula because it would spoil her dinner.
  7. Distract your daughter with "Shrek" on DVD while you lick the spatula.
  8. Wander into the living room and start watching "Shrek" in order to avoid cleaning the kitchen.
  9. Take the brownies out of the oven and accept glowing praise for a yummy dessert.
All kidding aside, this was really delicious. The chocolate-mint coating melts into the brownies, while the cookie crumbs stay crispy. My daughter thought it was hilarious that the cookie crumbs looked a little like dirt, and suggested that we decorate the next batch with lollipop "flowers" and gummy worms. Unfortunately, that next batch will have to wait, because this was the end of our Thin Mints, and Girl Scout cookies come only once a year.

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