Chocolate Mint Brownies

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Chocolate mint brownies are a decadent treat anytime of year, but I particularly love them during the holiday season.  A layer of cake brownies is topped with a mint cream layer.  After a brief chill in the refrigerator, the entire dessert is covered in chocolate for a truly delicious dessert.

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Chocolate and mint is one of those classic combinations that is always a big hit.  Well, unless your husband doesn’t like mint and then you have to eat the entire pan yourself. Yeah, it’s tough.  Chocolate mint brownies are my classic holiday treat and I pretty much only make one pan a year around Christmas.  This dessert is super decadent a small piece goes a long way so go ahead and cut this in to a lot of tiny pieces to make it go a long way.

There are a few steps involved in this recipe, but nothing hard.  Just plan ahead to allow time for the brownie layer to cool and chilling the other layers in the fridge.   You can make the mint cream filling while the brownies are baking and just leave it in the fridge until the brownies have cooled.  The brownies are definitely cake like so feel free to use your favorite recipe if you like fudge like brownies.  But this recipe is awesome on it’s own!

Don’t worry if you too have a non-mint lover in your house! I also have recipes for  Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie and Snickers Cheesecake, which are always a hit during the holidays!

Chocolate Mint Brownies
 
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Ingredients
  • Brownie Cake Layer:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ cups chocolate syrup
  • Mint Cream Center:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • ½-3/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • Chocolate 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.

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  1. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Thanks, Nichi
    Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch recently posted..Tasty Thursdays #21My Profile

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. YUMMYYYYYY !!
    These are looking heavenly!:)
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  5. 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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  6. 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
    http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/12/tasty-thursdays-20.html
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  7. 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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  8. Yum Yum Yum!!! These look amazing!! Totally making these for Christmas- thanks for sharing the recipe
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  9. These look amazing! Like a giant Andes Mint in brownie form!
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