Mint Brownies, Re-Visited

I posted the recipe for these Killer Mint Brownies way back in the day when I first started my blog. I only had about 8 readers back then, and they are so amazing that I didn’t want any of you to miss out on them, so I am sharing them again. Guys, they are phenomenal! I’ve sampled mint brownies at bakeries and restaurants, and most often after one bite, I think, “these are not as good as mine.” Which makes me sound a bit egotistical. Except that it’s not about me. . . it’s about these amazing Mint Brownies!

mint-brownie-recipeWhen dense chocolate brownies are topped with creamy mint frosting, followed up by a layer of pure chocolate, the results are over the top yummy! My boys request these just about every Sunday. But they make a ton, so I can only whip up a batch when I have somewhere to take them. I have tried halving the recipe and baking them in a 9×13″ pan, but for some reason they aren’t quite as good. Still worth making, but not as mind blowing.

Chocolate Mint Brownies

3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
3/4-1 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp salt
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups oil
3/4 cup milk
Combine all ingredients in order listed and mix till smooth. Pour into a well greased 15×10″ jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes. Cool completely. 

Mint Layer:
1/2 cup soft butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1-2 tsp peppermint extract (I use 2 because I like them really minty.)
2 Tbsp water (approximately)
Pinch of salt
A few drops of green food coloring
Beat till smooth and spread evenly over brownies. Chill for a few minutes to set.

Chocolate topping:
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 Tbsp butter
Melt butter in glass bowl in microwave. Add chips and cook at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Drizzle or spread over mint layer. Chill for 1 hour.

Notes:
-If you don’t want to make mint brownies, you can just use the base and add chocolate frosting.

 

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Comments

  1. I am going to try these! Simple ingredients i just have to go buy mint extract and I only have fluorescent green food coloring I don’t think that would look as good! lol They would probably look a little radioactive. :)

  2. I am a FREAK about the mint brownie! I just bought some really good mint extract so I can make them and YOU serendipidously post what looks to be an awesome recipe! Thanks! I’ll make these tomorrow.

  3. We’ve already made these 3 times this season they are sooooooo good. I made some into Frankensteins for Becca’s Halloween party too. Makes me think of Bev D. everytime I make them.

  4. Okay- I made these today. These are the ULTIMATE in brownie technology. I am fatter just looking at them! Each component is tasty individually but together? Woah. I also like that they make a thin but LARGE batch- perfect for taking to events where we need to serve a crowd. I’ll be taking them to a Christmas Party next week. Thanks for sharing this- I now have a new go-to brownie recipe.

  5. …and they are from scratch. This may just be my new go-to dessert for parties and such.

  6. Yum. These sound wonderful!

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