Chocolate Mint Brownies
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
I didn't care for the base/brownie layer; so I use my own brownie recipe. I like to use a simple chocolate ganache for the topping. However I think the mint filling is fantastic and I don't change that a bit! These brownies are always a hit when I make them to serve at the lodge where I bake. I cut them quite small as they are so rich and delicious; and serve them placed in white paper baking cups, with a fresh mint leaf garnish.
I make these for Christmas with one simple change. Creme de Menthe liquour instead of green food coloring and mind extract.
I started making these after receiving the TOH 2001 cookbook, and my family loves them! I originally used Hershey's mint chocolate chips, but can no longer find them in our area so now I just put a small amount of mint extract in with regular milk chocolate chips. These get more moist and fudgy the longer they are in the frig.
I've made these favorites for years back in the early 80s with both the Mint and Chambord flavors. Hershey has discontinued the can (16 oz) so then I started using the pouch (16 oz) not that is also not available. The consistency of the syrup s too thin
It is true that this recipe is chocolate cake with mint frosting and chocolate on top. However, it is very good. I substituted the "green food color, water, mint extract" with creme de menthe liquor which has a green color and added one shot. It was perfect! I think this will make it less minty as people were complaining about. My topping of chocolate is green as well because the chips I used were green. I also believe the topping of chocolate and butter ratio is off. I added only 1/2 cup(not 1/2 and 1 tbsp) and it is extremely buttery.. sitting on top after mixing multiple times. Maybe add half a stick or three quarters of a stick of butter instead..
These are the best! Love the texture of the brownie, the mint layer and icing. They are a perfect combination with a hint of the mint. However, since I don't like a strong mint flavor, I only use chocolate chips for the icing. Also, they are pretty!
Was not impressed with the "brownie" so I remade it with my own brownie recipe then followed accordingly. Very good the second time with a different brownie mix otherwise it's more of a cake texture. I only gave a 2 due to having to change the whole base of the recipe for it to be considered a brownie but it was good both ways. Also I used half chocolate and half mint chips for the topping the second time so the mint wasn't so over powering!
Very good! I use creme de menthe since that was in the recipe given to me. I have also used cherry syrup to make the middle layer red for Valentines or red and green for Christmas. Both are very good.
This was not good. The brownie was absolutely NOT a brownie - more gummy than cake. The mint chips are unnecessary - the mint was overpowering. I knew something was not right when I saw the consistency of the batter going into the pan. Triple checked measurements
Not like a traditional brownie. More like a moist cake, but still delicious!