Girl Scout Cookie season is upon us. Have you put your order in yet? Are the little tables set up outside your local stores with cute little piggytailed girls pushing cookie goodness on you? I love Girl Scout cookies and we usually will buy a box or two to support those aspiring little entrepreneurs, but at $5 per box and with three boys, we can’t go crazy. We’ve found some pretty decent Girl Scout cookie knock-offs at Wal-Mart and, when we’re jonesing for some Thin Mints the Great Value Fudge Mint cookies are a sufficient substitute. And at less than half the price, I can use nearly a whole package in a thin mint brownie pie and not feel guilty… well, until I consider the calories. But you only live once, seize the brownie pie!
TRIPLE CHOCOLATE THIN MINT BROWNIE PIE
Serves: 12 pieces
- 1 box brownie mix (I used a box that makes an 8x8" square pan. If you use a "family size" box that makes a 9x13" pan you can use that size pan or you'll just have really thick brownies. Remember, thicker brownies take longer to bake.)
- Ingredients required for your brownie mix, typically includes: 1 egg, ¼ cup water and ½ cup oil. I use ¼ cup oil and ¼ cup applesauce to make them a little less oily and unhealthy. But these are triple chocolate brownies... you might not be too concerned about the calories.
- ⅓ cup chocolate syrup
- 1 package Great Value (wal-mart brand) Fudge Mint cookies. Real Thin Mints or another knock-off works too, if you prefer those.
- Preheat the oven as directed on the back of the brownie mix box.
- Mix up the brownies as per the instructions on the back of the box. Substitiute half the oil with applesauce for a less oily brownie.
- Pour half the batter into the bottom of a lightly-greased 8-inch pie plate.
- Put down a layer of mint cookies.
- Pour the chocolate syrup on top of the cookies and spread with a spatula to evenly cover the cookies.
- Pour the rest of the batter on top of the syrup and gently shake the pan to level out the batter.
- Bake as directed on the brownie box or until a toothpick inserted into the pie comes out clean.
- Cool, slice and serve with a scoop of ice cream or frozen yogurt.