artsy-fartsy mama: Chocolate Mint Brownies

Chocolate Mint Brownies

It's no secret that I love mint and chocolate. Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, Mint Chocolate Fudge, and Andes Mint Cookies are some of my favorite go-to treats. Brownies are always delicious, but add a bit of mint and top with even more chocolate - and you've got a hit on your hands. These brownies are fantastic and were gone fairly fast. They are the perfect mix of mint and chocolate. Just make sure to have a glass of milk nearby!!

Chocolate Mint Brownies

For the brownie layer:
{You can use a boxed brownie mix, or use the recipe below}

Ingredients:
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. Grease bottom of an 8x8 inch pan with cooking spray. For easier removal, line pan with foil and lightly grease the bottom.
  3. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Melt the butter and add the sugar, stirring well to combine. Whisk in the vanilla and eggs. Blend well.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  6. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely.
For the filling layer:
Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
3 Tablespoons whipping cream
2 oz cream cheese, softened
1/8-1/4 teaspoon mint extract
2 drops green food coloring

Directions:
  1. Mix all filling ingredients until smooth and green color is consistent.
  2. Spread evenly over cooled brownies. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set.
For the chocolate ganache topping:
Ingredients:
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 1/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup butter {not margarine!}

Directions:
  1. In a saucepan, heat ganache ingredients over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until melted and smooth.
  2. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour topping evenly over filling layer and spread to cover. Refrigerate 1-2 hours or until set.
  4. To serve, let it sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes then cut into bars. Store covered in fridge.
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker

26 comments:

  1. I am in heaven just looking at the picture! Can't wait to make those and eat the whole pan!

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  2. Would you please call your mother and thank her for giving birth to you so that you could grow up and post this recipe that is making me delirious with joy right now???? I CANNOT wait to make these wonderful brownies!!!!!

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  3. Oh my these look like heaven!

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  4. I die of deliciousness. Looks and sounds amazing!

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  5. If I made those when the grandkids were here, they would evaporate in a flash! lol

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  6. These looks delicious. I pinned the recipe so I can make a batch.

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  7. It's like my favorite ice cream in a brownie! I'm pinning this.

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  8. These look delicious! I love mint and chocolate together, too. I'm sometimes known to throw in some Andes mint baking chips into my brownies to make them minty, but now I really want to try this!

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  9. These look sooooo good! I'm glad I found you on Classy Clutter's link party!

    Mandy from thecomfycrafter.com

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  10. Oh my! these are PERFECT for st. patty's!

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    CrystelleBoutique

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  11. I love chocolate and mint ~ these look fabulous.

    Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d} ~ linking to the party board.

    Have a great week!

    Mary Beth

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  12. I made this for St. Patrick's Day, it was delicious!

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  13. Made these for St. Patrick's Day, they were delicious!

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  14. Stopping by from {wow me} Wednesday. Thanks for sharing! http://facebook.com/queenofsavings

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  15. Hi I am a new follower to your lovely blog (Via GFC)and it really feel pleasure meeting new awesome bloggers like you. Found you through LINK IT UP THURSDAY.

    my blog: www.wilsontom.blogspot.com

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  16. Wow, I love the color of mint! I would love to give it a taste, too! Got you from Someday Crafts link party.

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  17. Lindsay, these look absolutely sinfully delish! When should I stop by with some milk so we can enjoy these together? :D

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  18. Thank you for joining our All Things Thursday Link-Up this week!! We looved your post and are featuring it in this week's round-up of favorites at All Things Thursday Link-Up {No. 15} Featured Favorites :)

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  19. I'm with ya! Don't get between me and a chocolate mint "anything", you might lose a hand, LOL!

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  20. These look delish!! They were the most viewed link at last weeks party and will be featured at this weeks party! Thanks so much for partying with me girl!:)

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  21. I cant believe.. how delicious these look.. I want some now!!

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  22. These look so delicious!!! Will be pinning and trying a batch. Thank you for sharing!
    Stopping by from the "Fun Friday" blog hop. Following you on Bloglovin, Twitter, and Facebook.
    Have a great week ahead!
    Bismah @
    Simple Mama

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  23. HI Lindsay, I tried this recipe before I realised I had run out of peppermint essence - I added a tablespoon of moist coconut flakes some pink colouring and coconut flavouring instead of the mint. still delicious! I have posted this on my blog with a link back to your original recipe. Hope you don't mind...and I will get around to making the mint ones one day soon,

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