Chewy brownie+mint buttercream+chocolate glaze=surprisingly delicious.
I can never decide whether I like "grasshopper"y desserts. I love mint and chocolate together, but something about Crème de Menthe makes me...squeamish. It COULD taste medicinal, if the proportions weren't just right. And I've certainly had that experience. I thought, for just a moment (and then I remembered I should just trust the BAKED boys) that this was headed down that path. The brownie portion, I knew, would be perfect.
Together with the delightfully chewy, dense brownie layer and the smooth, ganache-like glaze on top, this is a perfect dessert.
It's not too heavy, but it's not too light. It's beautiful to look at.
And it contains chocolate. And a little bit of booze. What more could you want?!
The recipe is from this book. But a blogger has also posted it online. You know I'm still going to recommend that you go out and buy the book. You will not be sorry.
TGIP Rating--Grasshopper Bars--KEEPER. Also, not difficult at all.
Next up: I MADE the Chocolate Macarons, I just haven't BLOGGED about them yet. You get that next time.