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.

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



  1. Yum. These sound wonderful!

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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. :)


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