Chocolate Mint Brownies


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Chocolate mint brownies have a buttery minty fudge layer on a rich chewy brownie base!

These aren’t any ordinary brownies!  These have the taste of chocolate mint cookies, but a rich, hand-held bite, this is a recipe that will get repeat requests!

Chocolate Mint Brownies with a bite taken out of one

These brownies are soft and chewy with a creamy mint layer and a rich chocolate topping.  The layers need time to chill between so they’re great to make ahead.

Ingredients

BROWNIE BATTER: Bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder give the brownies a deep, rich flavor.

MINT LAYER: The mint layer is similar to buttercream but a little bit thicker. Make it as minty or green as desired! Gently fold in crushed peppermint candies for a little crunch and extra minty flavor!

TOP LAYER: Adding a little bit of oil to the chocolate on top keeps it from cracking as you bite into the brownie.

Short on Time?

We love homemade brownies but this can be made with a box of brownie mix too! If the brownie mix is 9×13 or family size, you’ll need to double the mint and chocolate layers.

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How to Make Mint Chocolate Brownies

For the brownies:

  1. Melt chocolate & butter in 30-second increments in the microwave until smooth.
  2. Mix in sugar, eggs, & vanilla (per recipe below). Add flour, cocoa powder, & salt. Thoroughly combine.
  3. Bake until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.

Once the brownies are completely cooled, prepare the mint filling and spread it overtop. Finally add the chocolate and chill to set.

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Tips for Brownies

  • Chop the bittersweet chocolate squares into small pieces for faster melting in the microwave.
  • Line the pan with foil or parchment to make the brownies easy to lift out and cut.
  • Do not overcook the brownies.
  • Let each layer cool before adding the next which keeps the filling from melting.
  • Chill the finished recipe 30 minutes before cutting for cleaner slices.

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How to Store

Chocolate mint brownies taste best when they are room temperature or just slightly chilled!

Store them in the refrigerator in a sealed container for about 4-5 days. Let them sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes before serving.

To freeze brownies, cut and wrap individually and place them in a zippered bag or a sealed container. Then, simply pop one or two out for a grab-and-go treat!

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Review Recipe

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 16 squares
Author Holly Nilsson
Chocolate Mint Brownies have 3 layers of decadence with a minty flavor!

Ingredients

Brownies
  • 5 ounces bitter sweet chocolate cut into pieces
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Mint Layer
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk or as needed
  • green food coloring
Top Layer
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

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Instructions

Brownies
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 8x8 pan.
  • Place chocolate and butter in a bowl and microwave & stir in 30 second increments until melted and smooth.
  • Mix in the sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add the flour, cocoa powder, and salt and mix until fully combined.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 30-33 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs. Cool completely.
Mint Layer
  • Beat butter and mint extract until fluffy.
  • Add powdered sugar a bit at a time mixing until well combined. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until smooth and spreadable. Add green food coloring and mix until fluffy and combined.
  • Spread over cooled brownie base.
Topping
  • Microwave chocolate chips and oil on medium heat until just melted. Spread over mint layer.
  • Cool completely and cut into squares.

Recipe Notes

  • Chop the bittersweet chocolate squares into small pieces for faster melting in the microwave.
  • Line the pan with foil or parchment to make the brownies easy to lift out and cut.
  • Do not overcook the brownies.
  • Let each layer cool before adding the next which keeps the filling from melting.
  • Chill the finished recipe 30 minutes before cutting for cleaner slices.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 375, Carbohydrates: 51g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 53mg, Sodium: 106mg, Potassium: 80mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 45g, Vitamin A: 419IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 30mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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