Chocolate Mint Brownies

I planned our own little super bowl party today, and asked Adam what he wanted. He said some kind of brownie, after having coconut cream pie which he doesn't like, and making haystacks which he also doesn't like. I decided to make him some brownies I don't like.

Chocolate Mint Brownies (From: Family Fun)


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Mint Frosting

  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring

Chocolate Topping

  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Heat the oven to 350° and grease a 9-inch square baking pan. For the brownies, place the butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute, stir, and microwave for 1 minute more. Stir until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs. Stir in the chocolate and the vanilla extract. Finally, stir in the flour and salt until thoroughly combined. Pour into the prepared pan, then bake for 25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool for at least 1 hour.

To make the mint frosting, cream the butter and confectioners' sugar. Add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until it is smooth and spreadable. Beat in the peppermint extract and tint to the desired shade with green food coloring. Frost the cooled brownies, cover, and chill for 1 hour.

To make the chocolate topping, pour the chips into a microwave-safe bowl, add the butter, and microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes or until the chocolate melts. Stir until smooth. Pour the chocolate over the brownies and smooth it with a knife. Refrigerate for 45 minutes or until the coating hardens.

Bring the brownies to room temperature, then cut into 16 to 32 pieces. Layer them on a piece of cellophane (place waxed paper between the layers to prevent sticking), wrap up the brownie package, and tie with a red ribbon. Makes 16 to 32 brownies.


Trisha said...

these look so yummy! :o) I have been craving brownies!

bakingblonde said...

Those look DELISH! and so festive for St. Patty's Day!

~Amber~ said...

Chocolate and mint is a great combination. I bet these tasted wonderful!

Lindsey said...

these look so delish!!!!
ps. you have been tagged! ;)

Elizabeth said...

YUM... my grandma made those all the time growing up and I've never been able to get a recipe from her.