Mint Chocolate Brownies Recipe


Looking for an easy dessert recipe? This chocolate mint brownie recipe looks fancy, but it's an easy layered mint dessert!

No one will believe how easy it was to make this mint chocolate brownies recipe!   Brownies are layered with a mint butter cream frosting and finally topped with a thin chocolate topping for a delicious layered brownie recipe.

Looking for an easy dessert recipe? This chocolate mint brownie recipe looks fancy, but it's an easy layered mint dessert!

A friend of mine use to make this mint chocolate brownie recipe every December for a Christmas party we attended. Every time she brought it I wanted to eat half the pan. I finally caved and asked her for the recipe, which was from the back of a chocolate syrup bottle. Over the years I’ve made some adjustments to the recipe.  I use homemade chocolate sauce (with cocoa powder) instead of buying it. I recently learned how to make homemade mint extract so I use that, too.  But it’s still the same delicious mint chocolate brownie recipe layered with yumminess!

Looking for an easy dessert recipe? This chocolate mint brownie recipe looks fancy, but it's an easy layered mint dessert!

The bottom, first, layer of the mint chocolate brownie recipe is a cake like brownie.   I dump all the ingredients in to the bowl of my Kitchen Aid stand mixer and mix it up.  I’m guessing you could cream the butter and sugar, add in the eggs, etc, but it’s always baked up just fine with the dump and mix method. Makes the recipe that much easier.  As I mentioned, I use a really easy homemade chocolate sauce (made with cocoa powder, sugar and water!) instead of store bought sauce. I always have cocoa powder and sugar on hand, but rarely have chocolate sauce.

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The second layer in the mint chocolate brownies recipe is the mint. The mint layer is basically a mint butter cream frosting. I have made the mint cream filling while the brownies are baking and just left it in the fridge until the brownies cooled.   I’ve been playing around with homemade extracts and use a homemade mint extract to flavor the butter cream.  You can also check out my homemade vanilla extract – both are super easy to make.   Spread the butter cream on top of the brownie layer and then chill.

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The final layer is a topping of chocolate and butter.  There is a lot of butter in this recipe but it’s so worth it.  Melt the chocolate and butter and then pull the chilled brownies out.  You want to make sure the chocolate is on the luke warm side so it doesn’t melt the butter cream layer.  I pour the chocolate on and then rotate the pan to spread it out to all corners of the pan.

Looking for an easy dessert recipe? This chocolate mint brownie recipe looks fancy, but it's an easy layered mint dessert!

And that’s it! Put the pan back in the fridge and allow it to chill for at least 1 hour before serving.  This mint chocolate brownie recipe is very rich so I tend to serve it in small pieces, but please help yourself to a nice big slice!

Looking for an easy dessert recipe? This chocolate mint brownie recipe looks fancy, but it's an easy layered mint dessert!

Chocolate Mint Brownies

2 hrCook Time

2 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • !For the Brownie Cake Layer:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups homemade chocolate syrup
  • !For the Mint Cream Center:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1/2-3/4 teaspoon homemade mint extract
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • !For theChocolate Topping:
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and grease 9x13 pan.
  2. In a large mixer bowl combine flour, sugar, butter, eggs and syrup; beat until smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool completely in pan.
  3. Make the Mint Cream Center:
  4. In a small bowl combine confectioner's sugar, softened butter, water, mint extract and food coloring. Beat until smooth. Spread Mint Cream Center on cake; cover and chill.
  5. Make Chocolate Topping:
  6. In small saucepan over very low heat melt butter and chocolate chips. Remove from heat; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Pour chocolate topping over chilled dessert. Cover; chill at least 1 hour before serving.
Recipe Type: Dessert
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33 comments on “Mint Chocolate Brownies Recipe

  1. These are so perfect for St. Pat’s! I’m going to have to try them, but of course, I’m already imagining mine might not look quite so pretty! It’s a curse I have, lol!

    Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday last week!

    Mollie
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  2. This has my name all over it. butter and chocolate and mint and brownie? Fantastic! Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays.
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  3. YUM!! We used to make something like this when I was a kid – pinned for later!

  4. I had to grab this recipe when I was visiting! Yum!
    Thanks again for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon.
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  5. These look so yummy!! Pinning them to try! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty
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  6. Oh, yum! I love all things chocolate and mint! Great recipe, thanks for sharing! 🙂

  7. I need these in my life. All of my Preggo bells are ringing at the thought of making this!

  8. OMG… the chocolate mint lover in me wants to eat the whole pan too!

  9. These look incredible! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday — I just had to include them in my features. 🙂
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  10. This is one of my childhood favorites! I’ve never tried to make it before now though. I’m quite thrilled about the homemade mint extract though – awesome! Thanks for sharing on Weekend bites!
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  11. I make some very similar to this using Creme de Menthe instead of the homemade mint extract. They’re always a big hit. I’m definitely going to check out your recipe for the extract. This is the only recipe I use the Creme de Menthe for and it comes in such a big bottle! Thank you for linking up at This Is How We Roll Thursdays.
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  12. This sounds soooo good! Thanks for linking up at Found & Foraged.
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  13. So yummy! I love me a great mint chocolate brownie. Delish!
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  18. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Thanks, Nichi
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  19. Your Chocolate Mint Brownies look amazing, we would just love them. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
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  20. This looks amazing! I love mint and can’t wait to try these. I’m working on a post for our sister blog Daily Dish and would love to include these! Please let me know if it’s okay to include them. I will add your link back to your blog! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!
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  21. YUMMYYYYYY !!
    These are looking heavenly!:)
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  22. This sounds yummy. I make a similar mint brownie but with a different bottom layer. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come back and vote on Sunday… Following you now through linky followers
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  23. Oh my, this looks delicious Camille. I would love for you to link up to my Tasty Thursdays link party going on right now. Thanks, Nichi
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  24. I’ve just popped over from the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. This recipe looks totally mouthwatering and I will give it a whirl. I’m sure my girls will love them!
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  25. Yum Yum Yum!!! These look amazing!! Totally making these for Christmas- thanks for sharing the recipe
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  26. These look amazing! Like a giant Andes Mint in brownie form!
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