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Kentucky Derby Brownies
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (16 ounce) can chocolate syrup
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons green creme de menthe
1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter or margarine
Cream the 1/2 cup butter; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with chocolate syrup, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Stir in pecans and almond extract.
Spoon batter into a greased and floured 13 x 9-inch pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean; let brownies cool in pan.
Combine the 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar and creme de menthe; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until mixture is smooth. Spread over brownie layer.
Combine chocolate chips and the 1/4 cup butter in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts.
Spread over frosting.
Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares.
Yields 4 dozen.
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