Mint Brownies

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I love to bake, but I usually bake with the end goal of giving most of the sweets away. I think it helps me feel better about making them :-).  I made these homemade Mint brownies with the full intention of giving a plate full to a friend who recently moved. And then I cut them, took pictures of them, and took a bite of one of them. My poor friend never stood a chance! Besides the fact that my husband would have chained the door before he let me leave with a plate of these, I didn’t even want to share them either!  They are THAT good. Seriously, we savored these for a whole week. And I’m pretty sure every single calorie was worth it!

Mint Brownies

I always made either a batch of these Mint Brownies, or a batch of the World’s Best Peanut Butter Bars for our Fourth of July party each year. They were always a huge hit!  Maybe this year I will half the recipes and bring a little of both! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Guys, there’s not much more I can say about these homemade Mint Brownies, other than that you should make them–like, right now. This homemade brownie recipe alone is absolutely fantastic. They’re moist, thick, fudge-y and exactly what a brownie should be. And then you top them with mint and chocolate frosting—AMAZING. 

Mint Brownies
Serves 12
Soft, fudge-y, homemade mint chocolate brownies!
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For the Brownies
  1. 4 squares unsweetened baking chocolate (4oz)
  2. 1 C butter (2 sticks)
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 2 cups sugar
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. 1 1/4 C flour
  7. 1/2 tsp baking powder
For the Mint Frosting
  1. 2 C powdered sugar
  2. 4 T butter, softened
  3. 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  4. 1-2 Tbs milk
  5. green food coloring
For the Chocolate Glaze
  1. 6 oz (about 1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  2. 5 Tbs butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease well a 9ร—13'' inch pan.
  2. Chop the butter and the unsweetened chocolate into chunks and place together in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. Set aside to cool, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a large bowl beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. While mixing, slowly add the melted chocolate.
  4. In a separate small bowl combine the flour and baking powder. Stir the flour into the chocolate batter, just until combined. Pour batter into greased pan and bake for 20-30 minutes or until a knife poked in the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Prepare mint frosting
  1. Combine all mint frosting ingredients and beat until light and fluffy. Add more milk if you want it thinner. Spread the frosting evenly over the brownies. Refrigerate while you make the chocolate glaze.
For the Chocolate Glaze
  1. Place chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until just melted and smooth. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Spread evenly over the frosted brownies. Return to fridge to allow the chocolate to harden. Cut into squares and serve!
  1. *You can half this recipe and make it in a 8x8'' pan.
  2. *Add extra flour if baking at high altitute
Adapted from Our Best Bites
Adapted from Our Best Bites
Tastes Better From Scratch

If you like this recipe you should try:

World’s Best Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Bars

Creamy Lemon Crumb Bars

Lemon Bars


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  1. says

    I made these and was very happy with how they turned out. They were even delicious on the second day and didn’t get the crystallized sugar texture that brownies sometimes get. My new favorite brownie recipe!

      • Kate says

        We made these for New Year’s and they were spectacular. Then, my 9 year old was assigned a “how to” project and he wanted to remake these for that as well. We made batch #2 today to photograph the steps for his poster (and because he is very skinny from being sick -as he had no fat stores even before- and he can eat many of these. hopefully they will fatten him up a bit). We will have to make a third batch for him to hand them out to his classmates closer to the day. Of the presentation.Thank you for this recipe- it is already a favorite around here.

          • Ciel Murri says

            Funny thing… I was searching for a mint chocolate brownie recipe and this is the first one I have looked at! I did not know you had a blog!! Your mother has not told me!!
            So I was looking at your picture and I thought you look familiar. and then I saw your name. Since I was talking to my son, Brent at the same time, I read your “about me” to him and it was cool to figure out that you are really YOU!!! So Cool!
            I will be trying these brownies soon.

          • says

            Hi Ciel, What an awesome coincidence–made my day! ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know how you like the brownies–I know you’re an amazing cook! ๐Ÿ™‚
            I miss Brent! My husband and I were just talking about him the other day wondering what he’s up to. We had a ton of fun together at BYU. Hope he’s doing well! Thanks for commenting ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Ciel says

    Hi Lauren,
    I made these brownies for a wedding last night.
    They are fabulous!
    (Also had them for breakfast this morning). HaHa!
    Love this post and I will be using it again.
    For a wedding, I am trying to come up with a cute way to dress them up a bit…
    maybe a tiny mint leaf a little piped rosette?

    • says

      Hi Ciel, I’m so happy you liked them! A piped rosette would be really pretty for a wedding! You could also just do a bakery style design with a toothpick in the frosting before it cools. Sounds fun!

  3. Jayne Zabala says

    I’ve made this recipe for years — except — I use 1-2 Tablespoons of Creme De Menthe Liqueur (Green) rather than Mint Extract which can be a little bit bitter. The Creme de Menthe adds a really nice flavor as well as the green color.


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