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Mint Brownie Pie

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

8 servings

I first served this treat to my family on St. Patrick's Day, and it was an instant success. Now I serve it year-round; in the winter, I leave out the green food coloring to make a cool white mint pie. —Karen Hayes,Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania.
Mint Brownie Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring, optional
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Additional whipped topping, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter and chocolate. Stir in sugar until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour until well blended.
  2. Pour into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 18-20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Meanwhile, for filling, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in extract and, if desired, food coloring. Fold in whipped topping. Spread evenly over brownie layer. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour.
  4. Remove sides of pan just before serving. Melt chocolate chips; drizzle over top. If desired, serve with additional whipped topping.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 543 calories, 30g fat (20g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 178mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (54g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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