Mint Brownies

St. Patrick’s Day is in a couple weeks so I had to make something in celebration. The first two things I thought of were the color green and mint so I made Mint Brownies. They are made up of three parts: brownie, mint layer and chocolate topping. 

To make the brownie part, I put the butter in a large saucepan on the stove. Once it was melted, I removed it from the stove. In a bowl, I combined the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Then I stir in the chocolate chips and set the bowl aside. In the melted butter saucepan, I mixed in the sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Then I whisked in the flour mixture until blended.

I spread the batter into my greased 9×13 inch pan. Then I baked it for around 25 minutes until its done. I let the brownies cool completely on the counter top.

For the mint layer, I used my stand mixer. I beat the confectioners’ sugar, butter, milk, peppermint extract and green food coloring until smooth and fluffy. I spread it over the cooled brownies. I covered the brownies and placed them in the fridge for several minutes until I was ready to add the topping.

The last part was making the topping for the brownies. I melted my chocolate in the microwave to save time. I placed the chocolate chips and butter in a glass measuring cup and placed it in the microwave. I microwaved it for 30 seconds at 50% power, stirred, put it back in for 30 seconds at 50% power and stirred to make sure it was completely melted. I let the chocolate cool slightly and then poured it over the top of the mint layer. I covered the pan and refrigerated it for over an hour before cutting. The Mint Brownies are a great refreshing dessert.

Mint Brownies

Ingredients

Brownies

1 cup butter

1 cup flour

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

1 1/2 cups white sugar

4 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla extract

Mint Layer

2 cups confectioners' sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 Tbs. milk

1 tsp. peppermint extract

3 drops green food coloring

Topping

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

6 Tbs. butter

Instructions

    Brownies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Remove from heat.
  3. In a bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Add in chocolate chips. Set aside.
  4. In the melted butter saucepan, mix in sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk in flour mixture until blended. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until done.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Mint Layer
  8. In a bowl, beat confectioners' sugar, butter, milk, peppermint extract and green food coloring until smooth & fluffy.
  9. Spread over cooled brownies. Refrigerate until set.
  10. Topping
  11. Melt chocolate and butter. Let cool slightly. Spread over the top of the mint layer.
  12. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before cutting.
  13. Enjoy!
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Comments

  1. Dorothy Boucher says:

    oh wow , talk about delicious.. wish i was more handy in the kitchen, or had the proper tools, you have some yummy recipes :) thanks for share @tisonlyme143

  2. Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered) says:

    These look fantastic. I pinned you! Love the chocolate and mint combo. :)

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