Friday, February 26, 2016

Decadent Mint Brownies


There is nothing like a rich chocolate brownie. Unless that brownie has a layer of mint of course. These three layer brownies are 1 part delicious homemade brownie, 1 part mint frosting and 1 part chocolate topping. Together they made the most amazing, rich and decadent chocolate brownie. They truly are brownie perfection. 

These brownies are made in three steps. Each of the steps is pretty darn simple, it just needs time to set in between, so I like to make them when I am home most of the day doing other things. 

The first step is a rich chocolate home made brownie. 

Brownie:

  • 1 c. butter
  • 2/3 c. cocoa powder
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. flour

Melt the butter. Mix the butter with the cocoa and sugar. Add the eggs slowly, making sure to mix each one in. Then add the flour and mix well again. Pour batter into a 9x13 greased pan. Bake at 350 for about 22-25 minutes.




Next comes the creamy frosting. 

Mint Frosting:

  • 1/2 c. butter softened
  • 1 pound of powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • green food coloring

Mix together the powdered sugar and softened butter. Add the milk while mixing. Add the extract and enough food coloring to get your desired color. Spread on your cooked brownies and refrigerate until set.

Last another layer of chocolate for good measure. 

Chocolate topping:

  • 1 1/2 c. milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. butter
Melt the chocolate chips and the butter together in the microwave for thirty seconds. Stir well. Microwave for another 30 seconds and stir again. Repeat until the chocolate and butter are melted and well combined. Pour over frosting and coat the pan with it. Refrigerated until the chocolate is set.

Once the brownies have set in the fridge, slice them with a knife and serve, but don't be surprised if the entire pan vanishes pretty quick. They are just that good!

Do you like your brownies with or without mint?
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13 comments:

Deb Clem-Buckert said...

These look absolutely delicious. I am a big fan of chocolate and mint together.

ana de jesus said...

I love chocolate- who doesn't- and your decadent chocolate cake looks amazing. I would love to eat this with a scoop of ice-programme.

jillconyers said...

Chocolate and mint is one of my all time favorite flavor combinations. It makes a great smoothie :)

michele said...

I personally frown on mint....but since I am the only one in my family who does I make it ALL the time. Your recipe looks like its a little different than the one I use, I'm going to pin this to try something new and different for a change!!

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

Oh my word! I feel like these were made for me. Chocolate and Mint are two of my favorite things ever, and I need to make these ASAP. - Jeanine

PositivelyStacey said...

Oh my - decadent is the perfect word to describe this dessert! I love chocolate and mint - together they are the best! Yum!

Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

Chocolate and mint are an awesome combo. My husband and kids would love these!

Veronica Pototska said...

Looks so delicious! Would love to cook it, or have it, which is even better)
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Nikka Shae said...

I love the mixture of mint and chocolate and I'm trying to be good from all these sweets!!!

Kendra Goodrich said...

These look so amazing! I've had something like that at a party and they were so good but I've never made them. Now I can!

Hannah and Sara said...

This looks so yummy! it kind of reminds me of the thin mint cookies from the girl scouts!

Rachel Teodoro said...

These look delicious! Pinning it!

Eileen Kelly said...

I had already pinned this and I am making this eek. They looks so delicious. My daughter does Irish dance and I am bring them to give the girls after they finish their last show

 
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