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Mint Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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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!

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!

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!

 

Yield: 12 Brownies

Mint Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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.

Ingredients

For the Brownie Cake Layer

For the Mint Cream Center

For the Chocolate Topping

  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and grease 9 x 13 cake pan.
  2. In a large mixer bowl combine flour, sugar, butter, eggs and syrup; beat until smooth. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 25-30 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool completely in pan.
  4. Make the Mint Cream Center:
  5. In a small bowl combine confectioner's sugar, softened butter, water, mint extract and food coloring. Beat until smooth.
  6. Spread Mint Cream Center on the cooled cake; cover and chill.
  7. Make Chocolate Topping:
  8. In small saucepan over very low heat melt butter and chocolate chips.
  9. Remove from heat; stir until smooth. Cool slightly.
  10. Pour chocolate topping over chilled dessert.
  11. Cover; chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 560 Total Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 17g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 118mg Sodium: 221mg Carbohydrates: 77g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 62g Protein: 5g
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42 Comments
  • Miz Helen
    March 7, 2017

    Your Grasshopper Dessert will sure be a big hit here at the cottage. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Kriska Marie
    March 5, 2017

    Seeing this one when you’re on that time of the month (if you know what I mean) is definitely not a good idea! Hahaha! I’m craving now! 😀

    Thanks for sharing it over at Food Friday. Excited to see what you’ll be sharing next! 🙂

  • Hil
    March 5, 2017

    I would eat the WHOLE pan!!!

    Thank you for linking up at #bloggerspotlight this week

  • Emily
    March 4, 2017

    Chocolate and mint are one of my favorite dessert combos. These sound so good! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday; I’m featuring your brownie recipe at this week’s party, which goes live Sunday night. Hope you’ll stop by and link up again!

  • angie
    March 3, 2017

    stopping by from craft frenzy friday this surely does look delicious I love mint and with St. Patricks day coming up this will be a hit for sure. Perhaps you would like to visit my post as well you can find it here http://shopannies.blogspot.com/2017/02/pizza-pinwheels.html

  • Theresa Huse
    March 3, 2017

    Thanks again for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight Party. Pinned & Shared.

  • Christine
    March 1, 2017

    Where do I place my delivery order? lol those look yummy!

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    February 27, 2017

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

  • Patrick@looneyforfood.com
    February 26, 2017

    These look so decadent and good! They are beautiful as well!

  • Frugal Hausfrau
    March 5, 2016

    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

  • Christine
    March 4, 2016

    This has my name all over it. butter and chocolate and mint and brownie? Fantastic! Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays.

  • Debra
    March 2, 2016

    YUM!! We used to make something like this when I was a kid – pinned for later!

  • Theresa
    March 1, 2016

    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.

  • Jamie
    February 29, 2016

    These look so yummy!! Pinning them to try! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  • Martie
    February 26, 2016

    Oh, yum! I love all things chocolate and mint! Great recipe, thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Morgan
    February 23, 2016

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

    • Camille
      February 24, 2016

      LOl! Must listen to those bells!

  • Rebeckah
    February 21, 2016

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

    • Rebeckah
      February 21, 2016

      oops… it should be beckastreasures

    • Camille
      February 22, 2016

      It’s REALLY easy to do! lol

  • Dee
    March 6, 2015

    These look incredible! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday — I just had to include them in my features. 🙂

    • Camille
      March 7, 2015

      Thanks for featuring them, Dee!

  • Adelina Priddis
    March 5, 2015

    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!

  • Corinne
    March 4, 2015

    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.

    • Camille
      March 4, 2015

      I’ve never used creme de menthe! I’m intrigued. I’ll have to check it out. 🙂

  • Kyla
    February 27, 2015

    This sounds soooo good! Thanks for linking up at Found & Foraged.

  • Elizabeth
    February 25, 2015

    So yummy! I love me a great mint chocolate brownie. Delish!

  • Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch
    December 12, 2012

    Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Thanks, Nichi

  • Miz Helen
    December 10, 2012

    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

  • Lois Christensen
    December 9, 2012

    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!

  • Winnie
    December 8, 2012

    YUMMYYYYYY !!
    These are looking heavenly!:)

  • Marlys
    December 7, 2012

    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

  • Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch
    December 6, 2012

    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

  • EmmaK
    December 6, 2012

    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!

  • Rachelle
    December 5, 2012

    Yum Yum Yum!!! These look amazing!! Totally making these for Christmas- thanks for sharing the recipe

  • Kaylee
    December 2, 2012

    These look amazing! Like a giant Andes Mint in brownie form!