Mint Brownies, Re-Visited

I posted this recipe way back in the day when I first started my blog. I only had about 8 readers back then. I didn't want the rest of you to miss out on these, so I'm sharing them again.

Mint brownies make perfect Christmas goodies, but they are so amazing that I make them all year long. And to say they are a huge hit is an understatement. They are inhaled wherever I take them!
This recipe makes a large batch, so I usually take them to potlucks, parties, or church suppers. If you don't have a similar function to take them to, you could cut the recipe in half. I didn't do it for you because I am horrible at math and I didn't want to have to figure out what half of 3/4 cup is.
Your other option of course is to make the whole batch and share them with friends. They will bow down and kiss your feet adore you. Share them with strangers and they will become your new best friends. They are that good!

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.


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  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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