Add these brownies to the list of holiday must-have foods that, if not served, will implode my entire family.
The creme de menthe brownies have a storied history. Much like green beer, they were a staple in my house around St. Patrick's Day — though to pin them down to that time of the year would be incredibly unfair to these brownies. One of my favorite teachers in middle school first introduced them to us during a St. Pat's party at my parent's house — a yearly function where insane stories are always born — and my mom practically had to beg her to give her a recipe. It was like the passage of said recipe was top secret before this, but my (possibly Jameson-infused) mother cracked the code.
Yes, these brownies will require you to buy a bottle of creme de menthe that you will not use until the next time you make these brownies — but, I promise you, you will be making them again.* They are delicious, they are rich, they are freakin' green, and they will make you everyone's favorite person if you show up to a party with them — especially if you hand off the recipe. I give my blessing.
*And please do not skimp on the creme de menthe bottle — go to your local liquor store and pick up a bottle there. I made the mistake of trying to order a smaller bottle this year, and ended up with some icky very artificial-tasting stuff.