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Mint Swirl Brownies




  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Several drops green food coloring

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 tablespoon margarine, melted
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water


  1. Cream together cream cheese, margarine and sugar; beat in eggs.
  2. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into creamed mixture.
  3. Spoon half the batter into another bowl; stir in nuts and cocoa.
  4. Drop chocolate by tablespoonsful, checkerboard fashion, into a greased 9-inch square pan.
  5. To remaining batter, add peppermint extract and green food coloring.
  6. Spoon green batter into spaces between chocolate batter. Swirl to marbleize, but do not over-mix.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. While dough is baking, prepare Chocolate Glaze.
  9. Chocolate Glaze: Beat together until smooth.
  10. Remove brownies from oven and pour chocolate glaze over top.
  11. Cut at once into bars, then cool.


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