Desserts

Chocolate Mint Brownies

This Chocolate Mint Brownies dessert recipe has it all – the classic look, taste, and the simplicity thanks to using a brownie mix.

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Chocolate Mint Brownies

 
I usually bake the most right before a holiday, and St. Patrick’s Day is my all-time favourite holiday to bake for, both for the kids and friends. Case and point? These Baileys Chocolate Cookies.

Another great one is this Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Cookie Dip – DIVINE!!

I’ve actually been counting down all year to make these again, and know I’ll have to make a few batches this year to keep up with friends demands, which started coming in right after Valentine’s Day was over. 

This year I wanted to try another festive recipe for St. Patrick’s Day, yet knew I needed chocolate in there too because, well, chocolate.

Truth be told, who can resist a brownie? This is how Chocolate Mint Brownies were born. 

St Patricks Day Dessert Chocolate Mint Brownies

This brownie dessert has it all – the classic look, taste, and the simplicity thanks to using a brownie mix.

Quite honestly, I’m actually not a huge fan of mint and typically shy away from recipes containing mint.

Yet these impressed me so much {thanks to the not too strong minty taste} that I might just change my stubborn stance altogether. So for those that also don’t like an overpowering mint taste, this recipe is for you!

Chocolate Mint Brownies st patricks day

Whether or not your St. Patrick’s Day festivities involve green-coloured beer, a themed dessert should be called for. Chocolate Mint Brownies, yes!

It’s simple and not over the top, which is great for both kid and adult themed St. Patricks Day parties and potlucks.

And again, you simply MUST try these Baileys Chocolate Cookies – or both!

Chocolate Mint Brownies recipe
Chocolate Mint Brownies st patricks day

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

This Chocolate Mint Brownies dessert recipe has it all - the classic look, taste, and the simplicity thanks to using a brownie mix.

Ingredients

  • 1 Brownie cake mix
  • ½ cup Chocolate chips {semi sweet or milk chocolate, your preference}

FOR THE ICING

  • 3 cups Icing Sugar
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 2 tbsp Cream
  • ¼ - ½ tsp Mint extract
  • 5 drops Green food colouring

FOR THE DRIZZLE

  • 1/3 cup Milk chocolate chips, melted

Instructions

  1. Prepare brownies according to the box directions and let completely cool
  2. To prepare icing, begin by beating the butter and 1 cup of sugar together. Slowly add the remaining cups. The icing should be stiff, so add the mint extract first, the food coloring and then the cream in ½ tablespoon increments until the desired consistency is reached.
  3. Ice the brownies, smooth out the top and freeze for 2 hours
  4. Remove the brownies from the freezer and drizzle the melted chocolate over the top. When it’s hardened, cut the brownies in serving sizes, finish thawing the rest of the way and serve.

Notes

Freezing the brownies after they are iced is only for nice clean cut marks when you cut the brownies. If this doesn’t bother you, then you can skip the freezing portion and go straight to drizzling the chocolate and serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 614Saturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 561mgCarbohydrates: 97gFiber: 1gSugar: 76gProtein: 4g

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26 Comments

  1. This recipe sounds like A MUST for the holidays. My daughter Loves baking and she LOVE LOVE LOVES brownies and this recipe sounds perfect for us to make together!!!!

  2. 3/17/18
    I made these yesterday and they were a hit. I used a mini cake pan from pampered chef. Yummy

  3. I just wanted you to know how much we love these brownies. My family loves all things chocolate & mint which means I am always looking for new desserts to satisfy their cravings. I have tried many chocolate mint brownies but yours is my favorite. It works every time and the ingredients are basic. So many recipes for brownies like these can get very expensive and time-consuming but the end result is disappointing. Thank you so much for posting this!

  4. I haven’t tasted the brownies yet but just wanted to comment that I baked them in a 9×13 pan and didn’t have enough frosting to cover, definitely not a thick layer as yours show in the pics. Next time I will make an extra half recipe.

    1. Hmm, I’d have to measure my pans, but I recall this being made in one of my smaller square pans. 8×8 or maybe 9×9?

  5. Actually I tried adding about a teaspoon of coconut oil and was able to drizzle it on.

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