Mint Brownies

Thanksgiving isn’t even here yet but I’m already thinking about winter Holiday desserts.

I LOVE Thanksgiving it may even be my favorite holiday but the desserts don’t do it for me. I make Pumpkin Pie and all that but I don’t eat any of it. I much prefer to the mint flavored desserts of Christmas time. So I may be a little ahead of myself but I made Mint Brownies and they’re so delicious I HAD to share them here.

Mint Brownies

Start by using either a brownie mix, or what I’ve come to prefer–homemade brownies. Here’s the recipe that I use!

First preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Then whisk together 2/3 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. Set aside.

Then melt 10 tablespoons of butter and 6 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate in a bowl over a pot simmering with water


Once the butter and chocolate has melted remove from heat and add 1 and 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon of vanilla

Then add 3 eggs ONE at a time making sure that each egg is incorporated fully before adding in the next.

Stir until the mixture is smooth and shiny then add in the flour mixture

Butter or spray a 13×9 pan and add in the mixture

Bake at 325 degrees for 35-45 minutes. Check it at 35 minutes if a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out with some wet crumbs it’s READY. DO NOT wait until the toothpick comes out clean.

After the brownies are finished baking let them cool on the counter 5 minutes and then transfer to your fridge for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes begin making your filling.

In a medium sized bowl combine 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons butter softened, 3 tablespoons whipping cream 2 oz cream cheese softened, 1/4 teaspoon mint extract  and 5 drops green food color.

Whisk until creamy.

Spread the mixture onto the brownies

Then using the same method described earlier melt 6 tablespoons of butter and 6 oz of semisweet chocolate chips. Once it has completely melted pour it over the brownies and spread by tilting the pan.

Place back in the fridge and let cool for 30 minutes or until the top layer has hardened!

Mint Brownies

Mint Brownies

Enjoy!

 

Mint Brownies

Ingredients

For Brownies
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
6 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
10 tablespoons (1 stick plus 2 tablespoons) butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
For Filling
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
3 tablespoons whipping cream
2 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
5 drops green food color
For Topping
6 oz semisweet chocolate chips
6 tablespoons butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Whisk 2/3 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder in a small bowl.
  3. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  4. Melt 6 oz semisweet chocolates and 10 tablespoons butter in a medium bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  5. Once everything is melted remove from heat and whisk in 1 cup and 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon of vanilla.
  6. Then add the 3 eggs, one at a time, making sure the eggs have been completely added before adding the next egg. Continue to mix until the mixture is smooth
  7. Add the flour mixture to the wet batter.
  8. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 35-45 minutes. Do not wait until a toothpick comes out clean you want it to have wet crumbs on it!
  9. Let the brownies cool on the counter or in the fridge.
  10. In a medium sized bowl combine 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons butter softened, 3 tablespoons whipping cream 2 oz cream cheese softened, 1/4 teaspoon mint extract and 5 drops green food color. Whisk until creamy.
  11. Spread the filling over the cool brownies and place in the fridge to cool.
  12. Melt 6 oz semisweet chocolates and 6 tablespoons of butter in a medium bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  13. Once it's melted pour over the filling and tilt the pan to spread it out. Put back in the fridge to cool for an hour.
  14. Enjoy!
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I used this recipe to enter the Food Lion Holiday Bake Off recipe contest on their Facebook page. You can enter your favorite holiday recipe too. 12 Grand Prize Winners will receive a $500 Food Lion gift card.

The Food Lion Bake Off contest started on 11/7 and will end on 11/28 so get to BAKING!

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Food Lion. I received a promotional item to facilitate my shopping experience and review.
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Comments

  1. Beth Rees says

    I found this recipe last year maybe and made if for St. Patrick’s day and these are the most addicting brownies ever. I love brownies, but there is definitely something about them with mint. So delicious

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