Mint Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Mint chocolate brownies are a delicious treat that combines the rich flavors of chocolate and the refreshing taste of mint. Here’s a recipe for mint chocolate brownies:


For the Brownies:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (adjust to taste)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Mint Layer:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring (optional, for color)

For the Chocolate Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


1. Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking pan or line it with parchment paper.

2. Make the Brownie Batter:

  • In a medium saucepan, melt the 1 cup of butter over low heat. Remove from heat once melted.
  • Stir in the granulated sugar until well combined.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until the batter is smooth.

3. Bake the Brownies:

  • Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it evenly.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.
  • Remove from the oven and let the brownies cool completely in the pan.

4. Make the Mint Layer:

  • In a mixing bowl, beat together the 1/4 cup of softened butter, powdered sugar, milk, and 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract until smooth and creamy.
  • If you want a green color, add a few drops of green food coloring and mix until evenly distributed.
  • Spread the mint mixture evenly over the cooled brownies. You can use a spatula to help smooth it out.

5. Prepare the Chocolate Topping:

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the heavy cream until it begins to simmer (about 1 minute in the microwave).
  • Pour the hot cream over the semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Let it sit for a minute, then stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.

6. Add the Chocolate Topping:

  • Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the mint layer, spreading it evenly.
  • Allow the brownies to cool until the chocolate topping sets, which may take a couple of hours at room temperature, or you can speed up the process by placing them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

7. Cut and Serve:

  • Once the brownies are fully set, use a sharp knife to cut them into squares or rectangles.
  • Serve and enjoy your delicious mint chocolate brownies!

These brownies are a delightful combination of rich chocolate and cool mint, making them a perfect treat for any occasion.

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