Mint Swirl Brownies
3 oz. cream cheese softened 1/4 cup butter or oleo, softened 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup chopped nuts 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate melted and cooled 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract several drops of green food coloring Chocolate glaze: 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate 1 tablespoon butter or oleo 1 cup sifted powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1-2 tablespoons boiling water Cream together cream cheese, butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into creamed mixture. Spoon half of batter into another bowl. Stir in nuts and chocolate. Drop chocolate batter checkerboard-fashion from tablespoon into greased 9x9x2 baking pan. To remaining batter, stir in peppermint extract and food coloring. Spoon green batter into open spaces in baking pan. Swirl with spatula to marble - do not overmix. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes. Cool. Pour chocolate glaze over top. Cut into bars. Chocolate glaze: Melt 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate and 1 tablespoon butter over low heat. Stir constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup of sifted powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla till crumbly. Blend in enough boiling water (1-2 tablespoons) till of pouring consistency. Makes about 16 brownies which freeze quite well for a few weeks.