Ok, Mom, this is for you. Pictures of the kids with their new haircuts.
And the mint brownie recipe comes to you from the Holly Cleg Trim and Terrific Cookbook. Although these brownies are terrific, I don’t know how trim they are, especially since they are so fabulous you have to eat 5 of them. But here’s the recipe:
Chocolate Mint Brownies
1 box reduced fat or regular brownie mix
3/4 tsp peppermint extract, divided
3 TBS reduced fat cream cheese
3 TBS margarine, melted, divided
2 cups powdered sugar
few drops green food coloring
1 TBS cocoa
1 TBS water
Preheat the oven to 350. Coat 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.
Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions, adding 1/4 tsp peppermint extract. Cool completely.
Mix together the cream cheese, 1 TBS margarine, the powdered sugar and 1/2 tsp peppermint extract. Beat until smooth. Add a few drops of green food coloring. Spread on the baked brownie layer.
In a small bowl, mix together the remaining 2 TBS margarine, cocoa and water. Spread or drizzle over the cream cheese layer.
Makes 48 squares. Yummy