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Chocolate Mint Brownies

One of the best things about this recipe is that theses mint chocolate brownies get moister if you leave them in the refrigerator for a day or two. The problem at our house is no one can leave them alone for that long! —Helen Baines, Elkton, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 package (10 ounces) mint chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter, cubed

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in syrup and vanilla. Add flour and salt; mix well.
  • Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 30 minutes (top of brownies will still appear wet). Cool on a wire rack.
  • For filling, in a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar; add water, extract and food coloring until blended. Spread over cooled brownies. Refrigerate until set.
  • For topping, melt chocolate chips and butter. Cool 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spread over filling. Chill. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.
Editor's Note
If mint chocolate chips are not available, place 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract in a plastic bag; seal and toss to coat. Allow chips to stand for 24-48 hours.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 105 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • pawzcozies
    Jan 23, 2018

    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!

  • Momof3.Lex
    Dec 23, 2016

    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!

  • Salbo
    Dec 9, 2015

    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.

  • dspy
    Mar 18, 2015

    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

  • Amy the Midwife
    Mar 17, 2015

    Not like a traditional brownie. More like a moist cake, but still delicious!

  • logallmas3
    Mar 16, 2015

    For our baking friends who can't get Hershey's chocolate syrup: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-syrup/

  • Hoppenrey
    Mar 15, 2015

    I used a Ghirardelli box brownies and followed the recipe for the rest. They were excellent and a huge hit with everyone.

  • Elaine D.
    Mar 15, 2015

    These brownie have been a family fav for 40 yrs with a title "Creme de menthe brownies"and is must have for hoildays!. It uses Creme de Menthe and couple drops extract for filling flavor. Make the brownie from scratch, it has a great taste texture, differnet than a box brownie!

  • romeosharon
    Mar 15, 2015

    What is chocolate syrup I am from Canada

  • JannieG
    Mar 15, 2015

    I made these last week and since I was in a hurry I used a Family Size brownie mix. For the filling I used 1 stick butter, 3 C. powdered sugar and 4 T green Creme de Menthe. They were great.