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posted: 03/20/17

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These Mint Chocolate Brownies are easy to make and are a family favorite. Chewy chocolate brownies topped with a cool mint frosting and more chocolate on top, these babies are hard to resist!
 These Mint Chocolate Brownies are a family favorite! Everyone always asks for the recipe for these amazing brownies!
These Mint Chocolate Brownies are a recipe my mom passed down to me, though it was by no means original to her. But I love it! It’s easy, delicious and never disappoints. Every time I make a batch of these babies they disappear fast, and everyone asks for the recipe. Make a batch for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day or just any random day of the week.
If you want another spin on this great recipe, be sure to check out these chocolate raspberry brownies or these mint creme brownie bombs. And then leave me a comment below and we can discuss all things brownies! 
 These Mint Chocolate Brownies are a family favorite! Everyone always asks for the recipe for these amazing brownies!

BEST BROWNIE MIX FOR THIS RECIPE

My mom always made her own brownies from scratch but she had far more patience than me.  I like to grab the nearest box of brownie mix I can find and go with it. There are actually some really decent boxed mixes out there. Just make sure to use the fudge brownies recipe on the box. Several brands offer both a fudgy recipe and a more cake-like recipe. These brownies are better with a dense, chewy fudgy brownie consistency.
 These Mint Chocolate Brownies are a family favorite! Everyone always asks for the recipe for these amazing brownies!

TIPS FOR PERFECTLY MINTY CHOCOLATY LAYERS

These deliciously minty brownies are easy to make, but they do take a little bit of time to make. Don’t worry, it’s all worth it when you take your first cool, minty, fudgy bite.

  • Bake your brownies as directed on the package. I like the layer to be thinner, so I use a 9×13 pan. If you want a thicker brownie layer, use a smaller pan.
  • Let the brownies cool in the refrigerator for about half an hour while you mix up the mint icing.
  • Combine the powdered sugar, butter, milk, green food coloring and mint extract until nice and smooth, then spread it over the cooled brownies.
  • Pop the pan back into the refrigerator for another half hour or so.
  • Meanwhile, melt some chocolate chips (I like semi-sweet but you could use milk chocolate or super dark chocolate too) in the microwave with some butter, stirring every thirty seconds until it’s melted and smooth.
  • Spread the melted chocolate over the cooled frosting layer, smoothing with the back of a spoon or a spatula. Or you can tilt the pan from side to side to make sure the chocolate covers the entire surface.
  • Refrigerate once again until the layers are completely set.
  • For easier slicing, dip your knife into hot water, wiping off with a towel in between slices.
 These Mint Chocolate Brownies are a family favorite! Everyone always asks for the recipe for these amazing brownies!

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Can’t get enough of that gooey, fudgy chocolatey brownie dessert? Try some of these yummy variations!

Whip up a batch of these minty brownies for your next game night, family movie night, date night, any night! I can’t wait to hear how they work for you. Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think! Enjoy!

5 from 6 votes

Mint Chocolate Brownies

Serves: 9
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
These Mint Chocolate Brownies are easy to make and are a family favorite. Chewy chocolate brownies topped with a cool mint frosting and more chocolate on top, these babies are hard to resist!

Ingredients

  • 1 box of fudgey brownie mix
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 TBSPs of butter softened like almost melted
  • 2 TBSPs milk
  • dash of green food coloring
  • 1 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 8 TBSPs of butter

Instructions

  • Bake up your brownies in a 9by 13 inch pan. Let cool in the refrigerator for a half hour (at least).
  • Combine the powdered sugar, milk, butter, green food coloring, and mint extract. Pour over the cooled brownies and smooth out with the back of a spoon. Refrigerate for another half hour.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in butter in the microwave or a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Pour over the chilled brownies & mint. Tip the pan to make it spread evenly. Pop back in the refrigerator to let it set, at least a half hour.
  • To make slicing easier, dip your knife into a hot glass of water and wipe off the excess water between each slice into the brownies.
Serving: 9g Calories: 391kcal (20%) Carbohydrates: 43g (14%) Protein: 2g (4%) Fat: 26g (40%) Saturated Fat: 17g (106%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 54mg (18%) Sodium: 9mg Potassium: 6mg Sugar: 40g (44%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Dessert

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  1. Katy says

    Can these be frozen for later use?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I would think so! I haven’t tried it, they usually disappear before there are any left to freeze.

  2. Jessey says

    5 stars
    I want to use real chocolate as in milk chocolate wafers instead of choc chips/butter, what quantity would you suggest?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I wouldn’t take out the butter, it is what gives it a really smooth almost ganache like consistency. But you could just replace the chocolate wafers in the the same quantity with the chocolate chips.

  3. Lynn H says

    Subsritute cream cheese for. Utter/powdered sugar mixture. Substitute creme decmenthe for peppermint extract.

  4. Pamalee says

    I,m making these right now, brownies are chilling, can’t wait to dig in.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you loved them Pamalee!

  5. Donna says

    What size of pan are you using?

    • Lisa Longley says

      9 by 13

  6. Dawn says

    What size pan do you use to make the brownies?

    • Lisa Longley says

      9 by 13

  7. Jennifer Pelletier says

    5 stars
    Just made these for my family and they are AMAZING! Will definitely be holding onto this recipe. ???? My oldest son loves mint so there is no way these will last longer than 24 hours in my house ha-ha!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad to hear this!

  8. Shannan says

    How long do you put the chocolate chips and butter for in the microwave??

    • Lisa Longley says

      I do 30 second intervals on 50%, stirring in between.

  9. Julie says

    I am having trouble finding mint extract. Can you use peppermint or is it better to grind up mint chocolate candy (Andys) and put n the icing?

    • Lisa Longley says

      You can use peppermint extract, but it will have a slightly different taste.

  10. Ishagarg.in says

    Its too yummy!! this is. I get your recipe and i make this too in my home in the evening.

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