FUDGY MINT SQUARES
Source of Recipe
Taste of Home
List of Ingredients
10 tablespoons butter (no substitutes), divided
3 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened Chocolate, chopped
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 Cup all-purpose flour
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
4 drops green food coloring, optional
1 Cup (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup whipping cream
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 8 tablespoons butter and unsweetened chocolate; cool slightly. In a mixing bowl, beat 2 eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add the chocolate mixture; mix until blended. Gradually beat in flour. Spread into greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until top is set.
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining butter. Add cornstarch; beat until smooth. Gradually beat in milk and remaining egg. Add extract and food coloring if desired. Pour over crust. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack.
In a heavy saucepan, combine chocolate chips and cream. Cook and stir over medium heat until chips are melted. Cool for 30 minutes, or until lukewarm, stirring occasionally. Pour over cream cheese layer. Chill for 2 hours or until set before cutting. Yield: about 4 dozen.