Mint Brownie Trifle

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 I made this by accident once. I think those are the best kind of recipes:) I was going to make a mint cake, but it turned out weird, so I turned it into a trifle. Cause, you know, you should improvise when things don’t go as planned.
1 recipe of my homemade brownies (found here) baked in a sheet cake pan so they are thinner
1 recipe Fluffy Mint Buttercream (recipe follows)
1 bag chopped Andes mints (found in the baking section)
1 jar hot fudge
After baking brownies, let them cool completely. Then cut them into small 1 inch cubes. Put a layer of brownies in the bottom of a trifle bowl (or any bowl or container you choose), drizzle 1/4 cup of hot fudge over brownies, top with a layer of Fluffy Mint Buttercream, then sprinkle a layer of chopped Andes mints. Repeat layers until all ingredients are used. Enjoy!!
Fluffy Mint Buttercream
2 sticks butter, at room temperature
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 T heavy cream
1/2 t peppermint extract (more if you like it strong)

1 cup heavy whipping cream

In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, using the whisk attachment whip butter on high speed until nearly white and very fluffy, about 7 – 8 minutes, frequently scrapping down the sides of the bowl. Add in powdered sugar, 2 T heavy cream and peppermint extract and mix on low speed until blended, then increase speed to medium and beat until very light and fluffy, about 5 – 6 minutes, frequently scraping down the sides of the bowl. In a separate bowl whip the whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold into the buttercream.

Source Recipe: http://mirandasrecipes.blogspot.com

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