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Chocolate Mint Brownies Recipe

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Mint Brownies Recipe- Thick fudge brownies are topped with a homemade mint frosting and sweet chocolate ganache. Layers and layers of goodness that are so good it is difficult to share! 

Looking for more chocolate goodness? Try these fan favorites: Easy Chocolate Mug Cake, 2-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge, Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Ready for one more brownie recipe?? I probably have dozens of versions on my site, and this one was warmly welcomed to the family. Thick and fudge like brownies are spread with a sweet mint frosting and topped with a rich chocolate ganache.

Holy. Moly. 

Each layer brings a unique element to the dessert. When combined they give you a decadent and addicting treat that is hard to resist! Thin mint lovers, beware!! This may become your new favorite dessert recipe.

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Chocolate Mint Brownie Ingredients:

Do you like Thin Mint cookies? If you answered yes, these brownies are for you. The thin layer of mint frosting for brownies is what blends the layers together and gives you the most insane flavor. The finishing touch of a chocolate topping sends them over the edge. Here is what you will need to get started, and most ingredients are pantry staples!

  • Butter– I always use salted butter in my recipes, but that is just a personal preference. Most bakers like unsalted. 
  • Sugar– Granulated, or white sugar, is what is used in this recipe. 
  • Eggs– Large eggs at room temperature work the best. 
  • Chocolate syrup– Hersey’s syrup is sold in a can. How awesome is that?
  • Vanilla extract– Use pure vanilla extract, not imitation. 
  • Flour– All-purpose flour is called for. This is also known as regular white flour.
  • Salt– Salt is a wonderful flavor enhancer. 
  • Powdered sugar– Used in the frosting to give a sweet finish. This is also commonly referred to as confectioners sugar.
  • Water– Or milk. This is used in the frosting to slightly thin the consistency. 
  • Mint extract– Read below for more info on this ingredient.
  • Food coloring– Optional, but gives a fun green tint to the frosting.
  • Chocolate chips– I use chocolate chips for my easy ganache recipe. 
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How to make mint brownie recipe:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 pan with tin foil and lightly spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Cream together 1/2 cup of butter with the sugar. Add the eggs, syrup, vanilla, flour, and salt. Pour into your prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Mix together the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup of melted butter, water, mint extract, and green food coloring if using. Spread over your brownies. It will look like a thin layer but I promise this is all you’ll need. Place in the refrigerator and allow to set.
  4. Melt the chocolate chips with the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Pour and spread over your brownies. Chill until set, slice, and serve.

How to freeze mint brownies:

Did you know you can freeze brownies?? You can, and it is actually fairly simple to do! Just follow the steps below. If stored properly brownies will last two to three months in the freezer. 

  1. Bake the brownie base. Allow to cool completely. 
  2. Transfer to an air tight freezer container, or freezer safe zip top bag, and freeze.
  3. When you are ready to enjoy, remove from the freezer and allow to come to room temperature. 
  4. Spread with mint frosting and chocolate ganache. 

OR 

  1. Make the brownies all the way through the chocolate topping. 
  2. Cut into individual pieces.
  3. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in a freezer container or bag. 
  4. Freeze.

We personally like the first method best. The frosting texture is slightly altered if you freeze, but it still tastes great. 

mint brownies stacked on a plate

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Yield: 12 bars
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Mint Brownie Recipe- Thick fudge brownies are topped with a thin mint frosting and sweet chocolate gananche. Layers and layers of goodness that are so good it's difficult to share! 

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 can, 16 ounces chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 3 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 1 package semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 pan with tin foil and lightly spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Cream together 1/2 cup of butter with the sugar. Add the eggs, syrup, vanilla, flour, and salt. Pour into your prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Mix together the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup of melted butter, water, mint extract, and green food coloring if using. Spread over your brownies. It will look like a thin layer but I promise this is all you’ll need. Place in the refrigerator and allow to set.
  4. Melt the chocolate chips with the remaining 1/2 cup of butter. Pour and spread over your brownies.
  5. Chill until set, slice, and serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 493Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 384mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 1gSugar: 56gProtein: 4g
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Yvonne @ TriedandTasty

Wednesday 12th of March 2014

I'm not typically a mint fan, but these look absolutely delicious!

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