Green Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting - perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Delicious homemade brownies topped with cream cheese frosting. Super easy to make and even easier to eat!!! Chocolate chips, butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, green food coloring, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. I ate WAY too many of these things! A MUST for your St. Paddy's Day celebrations! #brownies #creamcheese #stpatricksday
¾cupsemi-sweet chocolate chips
1(1-oz)bottle green liquid food coloring
Cream Cheese Frosting
1(8-oz)package cream cheese, softened
3Tbsp butter, softened
1½ cupspowdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line bottom and sides of a 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil, allowing 2 to 3 inches to extend over sides; lightly grease foil.
Microwave chocolate chips and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals.
Whisk in sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking just until blended after each addition. Gently stir in flour, green food coloring, baking powder, vanilla, and salt. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
Bake for 44 to 48 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 2 hours).
For the frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and salt, beating until blended. Stir in vanilla.
Lift brownies from pan, using foil sides as handles; gently remove foil. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting on top of brownies, and cut into 16 squares. Garnish, if desired.
I used a bottle of McCormick green food coloring.If you don't use the whole bottle of food coloring, your brownies will not be the vibrant green color you see in the photos.You can substitute a 4-oz bittersweet chocolate bar for the chocolate chips.How long do brownies last? Cut brownies will keep 1 to 2 days in an airtight container. Uncut brownies will keep up to 4 days wrapped tightly in plastic wrap.Can brownies be frozen? Yes! Bake the brownies and let them cool completely. Do not frost the brownies. Wrap in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. I suggest freezing the brownies uncut. The brownies will keep up to 3 months. Thaw, frost, and cut into squares before serving.