Peppermint Brownies

Mix well:
1 C. melted butter 
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted  
2 cups sugar 
4 eggs
Add and mix well:  
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
3/4 cups nuts (walnuts, pecans)
Bake :
in a greased 9x13 pan at 350° for 30 minutes.  Cool thoroughly before frosting.

Cream together:  
6 tablespoons soft butter
2 cups powdered sugar       
Add and mix well:  
4 tablespoons whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
green or pink food color if desired
Spread over cooled brownies.  Set in refrigerator or other cool place.

Melt together: 
 2-3 tablespoons butter
6-oz package chocolate chips (or 1 cup)
Drizzle or spread over brownies.
via: Patricia Rowley who says, "In the late 1960s or maybe 1970 I acquired this recipe from someone in the East Millcreek Sixth Ward (Salt Lake City) where we lived for about 6 1/2 years.  There was much panic in my house (and in Kenneth's) in December 2012 when for a while, I couldn't find the recipe. Had it not been found, it would have been a tragedy of a magnitude heretofore unknown to mankind."

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