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Irish Mint Brownies Recipe

Irish Mint Brownies Recipe

I wanted something special to take to a church potluck, so I invented these layered treats. They are great for St. Patrick's Day as well. The brownies are topped with a mint-flavored mousse and bittersweet chocolate icing. —Lori Risdal, Sioux City, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) dark chocolate chips or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • FILLING:
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup refrigerated Irish creme nondairy creamer
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 15 mint Andes candies, chopped
  • ICING:
  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Mint Andes candies, halved, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a microwave, melt butter and bittersweet chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Stir in chocolate mixture. Gradually add flour until blended. Stir in chips and walnuts.
  • 2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. In a microwave, melt white chocolate with creamer; stir until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl. Refrigerate for 30-40 minutes or until chilled.
  • 4. In another small bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form; fold into white chocolate mixture. Beat on medium speed until stiff peaks form, about 4 minutes. Fold in chopped candies. Spread over brownies. Cover and refrigerate.
  • 5. In a small saucepan, combine bittersweet chocolate and cream. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted and smooth; remove from the heat. Stir in butter until melted. Cool to room temperature. Carefully spread over filling. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until icing is set. Cut into bars. Garnish with additional candies if desired. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 274 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .

Reviews for Irish Mint Brownies

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Emily Dalen
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"I had the same problem as others with the filling. I made it twice and both times it broke."

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erinshea1982
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"We substituted pecans for walnuts. The brownies are moist and chewy. A wonderful contrast to the mousse!"

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Brenda2772
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012

"I'm trying to keep recipes that we (as a family) think are over the top. While this was okay, it wasn't "oh, Wow!". I don't know if we did something wrong. The brownies were not as chocolately as we thought they'd be, and we thought it would be better w/o nuts. Oh, and we couldn't find Irish Creme flavored creamer."

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katlaydee3
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2012

"This recipe did not work out for me at all. The brownies themselves are fine. The filling was a big problem. I ended up making it twice and it broke both times. I don't know if my kitchen was too hot. I just got a new mixer and it is much more powerful than my old one. Maybe, I mixed too long. Whatever the case, I just went ahead and made the glaze and stuck in the Andes mints like in the picture."

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kari607
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"making the middle filling took a alot longer then it said on the recipe....but the taste is well worth the wait!"

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midgiedawn2
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"This rates along with a death by chocolate cake. Just be very careful not to overcook the brownie base. Also it took more than 4 minutes to whip the heavy cream for the minty filling."

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skooter941
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2010

"While the taste of these is out of this world, it wasn't practical for the picnic I made them for. The cream filling oozes out of it because the chocolate topping and brownie bottom are so much harder than the center filling. I was able to adapt it into a trifle recipe for St. Patty's day, however, and am thrilled with that!"

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