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Heavenly Mint Brownie Dessert Recipe
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Heavenly Mint Brownie Dessert Recipe

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This dessert has a brownie base with a melt-in-your-mouth mint layer of chopped Andes candies. It's topped with a smooth, rich chocolate ganache to make it truly incredible.—Rebekah Radewahn, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 12 mint Andes candies, chopped
  • FILLING:
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 to 4 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 12 mint Andes candies, chopped
  • GANACHE:
  • 9 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 669 calories, 49 g fat (30 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 221 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a microwave, melt unsweetened chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar and salt. Stir in chocolate mixture. Gradually add flour, mixing well. Fold in mint candies.
  3. Spread into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until blended. In a microwave, melt baking chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Beat into cream cheese mixture. Add extract and, if desired, food coloring. Fold in mint candies. Spread over brownie layer. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
  5. For ganache, place chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; stir with a whisk until smooth. Cool slightly.
  6. Spread ganache over filling. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set. Remove rim from pan. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Heavenly Mint Brownie Dessert in Taste of Home November 2013

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 669 calories, 49 g fat (30 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 221 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Reviews for Heavenly Mint Brownie Dessert

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Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

I made this for Christmas dinner 2013 & it was AMAZING. Everyone LOVED it & requested the recipe!!!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

We enjoyed this dessert for my husbands birthday. I found the ganache a little runny so I added more chocolate chips, next time I will decrease the amount of whipping cream drastically. I also only used about 1/3 of the mint filling without andies in it. It makes a very thick filling if you use the whole amount. Everyone enjoyed it though. I think it would be pretty garnished with more Andies.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

I made this for my birthday. It was absolutely delicious. Cut it into at least 12 pieces, if not more. It was so rich, even my husband couldn't finish his 1/8 slice, and I certainly couldn't. Definitely add more peppermint extract to the filling. I added the 1/2 teaspoon called for and couldn't even taste it in the nibble of filling I tried. I didn't measure exactly how much more I added, but it was at least an extra teaspoon. The finished dessert was just about perfect, but it still could've used just a tiny bit more extract.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

I made this for my daughter's 11th birthday--at her request. It is very rich, very dense, and absolutely delicious.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

Awesome --very rich. A definite hit.

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