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Chocolate Mint Silk Torte

   Nonstick cooking spray with flour
1   pkg (18-21 oz or 450 g) traditional or chewy brownie mix
1/2   cup (125 mL) vegetable oil
1/4   cup (50 mL) water
3   eggs
1/2   tsp (2 mL) peppermint extract
2   pkg (4.67 oz each) crème de menthe chocolate candies, unwrapped, divided (56 pieces total)
1   container (12 oz/1 L) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
8   oz (250 g) cream cheese, softened
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray Torte Pans with cooking spray. Place 8-in. (20-cm) circles of Parchment Paper over centers of pans. In large mixing bowl, combine brownie mix, oil, water, eggs and extract; mix well. Pour batter into pans, spreading to edges. Bake 10-12 minutes or until centers are firm. Remove from oven to cooling rack; cool in pans 5 minutes. Invert onto cooling rack; cool completely.
  2. For ganache, combine 12 of the candies and 3/4 cup (175 mL) of the whipped topping in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 30-60 seconds or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds; set aside.
  3. For filling, combine 36 of the candies and 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the whipped topping; microwave on HIGH 30-60 seconds or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. In medium mixing bowl, whisk cream cheese until smooth; whisk in chocolate mixture until well blended. Fold in remaining whipped topping in two additions. Attach open star tip to Easy Accent® Decorator; fill with 1 cup (250 mL) of the filling.
  4. Transfer one brownie to Cake Pedestal. Spread remaining filling into brownie well; top with second brownie, well-side up. Spread ganache over brownie 1/2 in. (1 cm) from edge of well. Pipe filling around inside edge of well. Cut remaining candies in half crosswise; arrange around border.

Yield: 16 servings

Nutrients per serving: Calories 400, Total Fat 24 g, Saturated Fat 13 g, Cholesterol 55 mg, Carbohydrate 42 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium 170 mg, Fiber 0 g