Chocolate Mint Brownies

These incredible Chocolate Mint Brownies feature a decadent ganache topping, creamy mint filling, and a moist, rich brownie base.  The perfect way to add a little green to your diet :)

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I’ve definitely been thinking about ways to incorporate a little green into our diets lately and this is one yummy way to do it!  These Chocolate Mint Brownies are ridiculously delicious starting with a layer of moist, rich brownie, followed by a mint filling, and topped with a decadent chocolate ganache.  

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Take a deep breath.  Yeah.  I said chocolate ganache.  Hold on while I pull myself together (and go grab another brownie!).  

Chocolate Mint Brownie Recipe
Okay, I’m back! 
This recipe is made in three steps so follow along so we can be enjoying these brownies together :)
Ingredients:
Brownie:
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), cut into pieces
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/4 c Andes creme de menth baking chips
1 1/4 cups granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 tsp mint extract
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup (65 grams) all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt 
 
Mint Filling:
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
2 c confectioners’ sugar
1 Tbls water
1/2 tsp mint extract
4 drops green food coloring
 
Chocolate Ganche:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup (8 ounces) bittersweet chocolate, chopped

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare an 8×8 inch baking dish by lining it with foil and set aside.

Using a double boiler, melt the butter, chocolate, and baking chips together.  Remove from heat.

Stir in the extracts and sugar.  Add the eggs in one at a time making sure they are well incorporated.  Finally mix in the flour and salt and beat with a wooden spoon until nice and smooth (about 50-60 strokes).

Pour the brownie batter evenly into the prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.


For the filling:
Whip the butter until nice and fluffy. Add the remaining ingredients into the mixing bowl and mix until nice and creamy.  
Spread over the cooled brownies. Place in the refrigerator while preparing the ganache.  We’re almost done!
For the chocolate ganache:
Place the chips in a medium bowl. Bring the whipping cream just to a simmer.  You need to watch it carefully because once it starts to bubble it can bubble over quickly.
Pour the whipping cream over the chocolate and whisk until nice and smooth.  
Let the ganache cool in the bowl for 10-20 minutes before pouring over the mint layer.  
If you want to add some Andes mints to the top, wait 10 minutes for the ganache to set up a little bit and then sprinkle on.



Place the finished brownies in the refrigerator for at least another 30 minutes (I know – torture!) before slicing and serving.  You will want to cut these into small pieces – smaller than your average brownie because they are seriously RICH! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Mint Brownies with Ganache recipe

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Chocolate Cherry Marshmallow Crunch Bars Recipe

Triple Threat Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Chocolate Mint Brownies

These Chocolate Mint Brownies are ridiculously delicious starting with a layer of moist, rich brownie, followed by a mint filling, and topped with a decadent chocolate ganache.

Ingredients

  • Brownie:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), cut into pieces
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 c Andes creme de menth baking chips
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (65 grams) all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Mint Filling:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
  • 2 c confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbls water
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • 4 drops green food coloring
  • Chocolate Ganche:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare an 8x8 inch baking dish by lining it with foil and set aside.
  2. Using a double boiler, melt the butter, chocolate, and baking chips together. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in the extracts and sugar. Add the eggs in one at a time making sure they are well incorporated. Finally mix in the flour and salt and beat with a wooden spoon until nice and smooth (about 50-60 strokes).
  4. Pour the brownie batter evenly into the prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. For the filling:
  6. Whip the butter until nice and fluffy. Add the remaining ingredients into the mixing bowl and mix until nice and creamy.
  7. Spread over the cooled brownies. Place in the refrigerator while preparing the ganache.
  8. For the chocolate ganache:
  9. Place the chips in a medium bowl. Bring the whipping cream just to a simmer. You need to watch it carefully because once it starts to bubble it can bubble over quickly.
  10. Pour the whipping cream over the chocolate and whisk until nice and smooth.
  11. Let the ganache cool in the bowl for 10-20 minutes before pouring over the mint layer.
  12. If you want to add some Andes mints to the top, wait 10 minutes for the ganache to set up a little bit and then sprinkle on.
  13. Place the finished brownies in the refrigerator for at least another 30 minutes (I know - torture!) before slicing and serving. You will want to cut these into small pieces - smaller than your average brownie because they are seriously RICH! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Comments

  1. Mint brownies are one of my favorite things to eat..and I love them cold :) I’ve never tried ganache on top, usually just melted chocolate chips drizzled over the mint frosting. I’ll have to try this!

  2. These look amazing! My oldest is a brownie FREAK! And my little guy requests Ganache on everything and he has since he was in preschool. Bahaha! I think I may try these tomorrow. :)

  3. These look divine! O my, will have to give them a try!

  4. I want I want I want! (That’s me being a toddler because I really want one of these brownies!)

  5. Your brownies look divine!

  6. I am a brownie freak. Look at that chocolatey goodness. I found you on LadyBird Ln and I am a new follower.

  7. YUMMMM! My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures! HA! Would LOVE to have you share these at my linky party thats going on right now and if you like what you see maybe become a new follower! Following you via linky!

  8. I really shouldn’t have clicked on this link! These look SO good, I really shouldn’t make them….

  9. Wow – these look so rich and fudgey!! Perfect for St Patty’s day too!

  10. Really? You had to post these delish brownies in my Saturday Pinterest Link up?? Now I have to make them. Oh and I also gave them a sweet pin on Pinterest. Thanks for playing and hope to see you back next week :) Susie

  11. These look amazing! I am visiting from the Pinterest Link up at Crystal and Co. and have pinned your recipe. Might have to try these this weekend :)

  12. Wow it might be illegal to post pictures like this on a family blog. :-) Seriously, those look delicious! Saw it on Bacon Time with Hungry Hippo.

  13. Aaaaaand my jaw is on the floor. I love your step-by-step instructions for them! Yes, waiting for them to set up sounds like torture but I’m sure it’s worthwhile, right? ;)

  14. wow!! Would love to have a box of these delivered to my door! You send international? :o) Oh wow, this looks SO tempting! I was drawn to your link at I heart Naptime…. Will have to file this one away to try sometime. Would love for you to come over to my Tuesday Link party and share something delicious! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com

  15. These look AMAZING!! I came across your blog on Happy-Go-Lucky and already love it. I am your newest follower! I’d love it if you visited mine as well! : )

  16. These look gorgeous!! xx

  17. These look SO good. I love chocolate and I love mint! Can’t go wrong with this recipe! I’m pinning it. Yum!

  18. Awesome! Thank you for linking up. I Pinned it and FBed it!

    Anna
    http://www.askannamoseley.com

  19. OH my oh my oh my! These are a must try! They look so yummy!

  20. oh sounds so yummy chocolate and mint together are so good come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  21. Sounds like a lot of work, but oh-so-worth it. These look perfect for St Patrick’s Day!

  22. My neighbor always made these for us growing up and I was addicted to them…can’t wait to make them for myself!

  23. Oh yummy! These look delish! I LOVE chocolate & mint together! They look and sound wonderful!
    Melody

  24. I like your style. I need to add more greens to my diet too! Too bad my guys don’t like mint, because that would mean I’d have to eat all the brownies myself!

  25. Awesome! Yum! Thanks for linking to Must Try Monday! I love how you formatted your post, with the pictures and directions next to each other!

  26. I love mint anything so these are so on my must try list lol… they look so yum

  27. Anonymous says:

    What is the purpose of lining the pan with foil?

  28. Here’s my gluten-free version: http://www.glutenfreelyfrugal.com/2011/12/26/gluten-free-chocolate-mint-brownies/

    Hope it is helpful to those who can’t have wheat! :)

  29. You have so many great recipes!! We are so glad you share them with us! Thanks for linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We would love to have you back!! -The Sisters

  30. This post makes my mouth water like crazy! It looks sooo good! I wanted to invite you to share it with my readers at Sharing Time, if you’re interested! I’d love to see you there! http://www.raisingmemories.com/search/label/sharing%20time

    Sincerely,
    Heather

  31. OH MY GOSH! These look AMAZING!!!!!

  32. Oh YUM! I was just thinking how perfect some mint brownies would be for St. patrick’s Day. Mouth watering!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  33. Wow – these brownies look so rich and tasty!

  34. Oh my! These look so yummy!!! Stopping by from Sweet Treats Thursday.

  35. these brownies look fabulous! thanks for sharing at Catch as Catch Can!
    gail

  36. oh yeah, nothing better than a chocolate mint brownie!

  37. oh, WOW! Yum yum yum…I looove choc and mint together any way you do it! Thanks for sharing at shine on fridays last week!

  38. These look so good! My hubby loves mint and chocolate. I might try these for him.

  39. Those look amazing.

  40. yummy yummy!!! i would love for you to link this post up to my weekend wrap up link party: spread the love.
    there are no rules, just link up and share your fun things with others! http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/03/spread-love-2.html
    stop by if you are interested!
    {love} lauryn

  41. Anonymous says:

    These look delicious I am going to have to try them. I got this link from my niece. I am a chocoholic & put chocolate in as many things as I can. I even put some chocolate chips in my cereal, oh so good. thanks for the recipe. Dora

  42. Awesomeness!!! Featuring you tomorrow! Xo, Aimee

  43. This looks so delicious! I’ve featured it today. Come check it out and grab an “I Was Stuffed” button!

    http://www.thegunnysack.com/2012/03/who-was-stuffed-in-gunny-sack-week-29.html

  44. Ohhh, these look yummy!!
    I hope you’ll share this at my “Unveil Your Genius” Link Party!
    http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/03/unveil-your-genius-link-party_15.html

    Happy Weekend!

  45. These look so delicious my mouth is watering just looking at them! I would love to have you come link up to Sunday Round Up! http://www.kaylascreationsblog.com/2012/03/sunday-round-up-1.html

  46. Oh my goodness these sound wonderful!
    Would love to have link this up at Sunday Round UP!
    3 blogs = 1 party
    xx
    Heather
    http://www.heatherlyloves.com/2012/03/sunday-round-up-1_8663.html

  47. Anonymous says:

    uhh.. YES PLEASE!!! any dessert that leaves clean teeth marks in it’s ooey gooey goodness is right up my alley!

  48. These look fabulous! I have featured them on this week’s edition of Makin’ You Crave Monday. Come by, check it out, & link up something else for this week’s party!

  49. Yummmm! These look so delicious! Found you on Strut Your Stuff on Somewhat Simple.
    Sarah – thepurplehound.blogspot.com

  50. I absolutely love this! So much that I featured it today at Southern Lovely. Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2012/03/show-share-31-features.html

  51. I use Ganache all the time, I ONLY have 4 cups in my fridge right now… Mmmm it’s such a perfect topping, add to it my love of brownies and mint (although I like peppermint, not mint) and I HAVE to make these! I’m featuring these today on Topsy Turvy Tuesday’s!

  52. No wonder there are so many comments…these look DIVINE!!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe at Mix it up Monday :)

  53. I found your link at the Sasse Life. These look absolutely delicious!

  54. Yeah…I’m in love with ganache, mint & chocolate – these look decadant. Thanks for sharing – found you over at Something Swanky’s link party :)

    Sarah at Miss CandiQuik

  55. Oh wow! I could reach right in and grab the entire plate. Great recipe to try. Thanks so much for sharing. Saw you over at Homemaker on a Dime.

  56. Yum – we can’t wait to try this out! We’d love for you to share it (and anything else you’d like) at our Beautify It Monday Link party going on now at BringingBeauty.blogpsot.com!

  57. Anonymous says:

    What if I don’t own a double broiler? What do you suggest?

  58. yum yum yum yum yum. bythewayjenngray.blogspot.com

  59. One of the best tutorials I have seen! YUMMO!!!!!

  60. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  61. If I made my kids eat this kind of ‘green’ I’d be Mom pf the Year {in their eyes}! Mint and chocolate is one of my fav combos, especially during Christmas. I think you nailed it with this one!

  62. Oh MY! These look absolutely heavenly! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I’m pinning this so I can make them later.

  63. Oh wow! I can’t get over that minty filling! And that luscious ganache! Spectacular!

  64. Yummy!
    KC

  65. Yum!! These little brownies remind of my Frango Mints. I’d love to have these as a treat any day of the week! Saw your link at Lil’ Luna’s Link Party. So glad I clicked on your picture. Pinning!

  66. Wow! These look fantastic. I’d love for you to stop by and link it up to my weekly link party. http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-19.html

  67. These look amazing. I would love to have you share this with this weeks Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop. The link to the party is
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/11/washi-tape-idea-book-and-wednesdays.html#
    I hope to see you there.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  68. These look amazing. I have to pin this to my Christmas Baking. Thanks for sharing!

  69. Trish, These brownies are beautifu! I love minty things. Pinning!
    Your newest follower :)

  70. These look sinfully delicious! I hope you’ll link this post up to our Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap at http://thedomesticatedprincess.blogspot.com/2012/11/cookie-recipe-exchange-week-3.html.

  71. You are so speaking my language. These look heavenly! I have to pin these!

  72. Oh my! These sound a lot like a recipe I used to make years ago and I forgot all about it! Ganache is seriously my favorite food evah. Gotta make these!
    I would love for you to link these up at my party http://backforsecondsblog.com/2012/11/back-for-seconds-social-link-party-and-features-10/

  73. OMG… please mail me a huge batch of these they look AMAZING!!! Complicated, especially for someone like me whose idea of baking is those tubes of cookies you buy at the grocery store ;)

  74. These look absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  75. Ooooh…. these look DANGEROUS! :) I might just have to make these for an upcoming Christmas Party.

  76. Oh, these look so sinful! Pinning & making these for my next holiday gathering. I’d love it if you’d like to drop by & link up sometime on my party @ DearCreatives.com

  77. Oh my gosh, chocolate & mint are my favorite things! These look so good – pinning this!

  78. Trish, I’m trying to lose baby weight – I feel this one may hinder my progress, pinning this :)

  79. these look amazing!!! :) pinning!!

  80. It’s a good thing my hubby doesn’t like mint, so when I make these I can eat them all!!!

  81. Holy cow, these look super awesome! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  82. So yummy! I am drooling over that mint filling! I love how smooth the Ganache is! I would love for you to come over and link up to my new Linky Party “Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s”
    http://www.pandpkitchen.com/2012/12/02/show-me-your-plaid-mondays-1/

  83. Wow I have just died and went to heaven! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  84. I pinned this :)

  85. I would have to invite friends over because this is my favorite flavor combination!

  86. These are one of our favorites! We even served them at our wedding!

  87. We made these for Christmas Eve this year — spectacular!!! I pinned them “forever” ago but didn’t forget. . .thank you for the recipe :)

  88. These look so naughty! That ganache is calling my name though… mmm! Visiting from Chef-in-Training’s Tuesday Talent Show.
    ~Amber
    dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com

  89. I want these in my belly NOW ! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

  90. Oooh, this looks good. I LOVE chocolate and mint together.

  91. OH YUM!! Can I reach into my screen and get one?! I found you linked up at Monday Funday and I would for you to check out my blog! I just posted a gluten free thin mint recipe!
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

  92. Drooling here, Trish. These look so crazy good!

  93. Girl, you and your recipe are awesome! These look amazing. Come share them at Pinworthy Projects.

  94. I found you on Happy Hour Project’s link up and these look amazing! I look forward to seeing your future posts!

  95. These look AMAZING, Trish!! Thanks for sharing! Pinned ;)

  96. These look so delish! Can’t wait to try them, thanks for sharing!

  97. yummy looking brownies!

    catching you!
    gail

  98. Made these the other day. Sooo good. Had my gf take some to work and they were a total hit. As you said, very rich. One bite is all you need. Thank you!!!!

  99. These look absolutely amazing! I love chocolate and mint together. I made chocolate mint cupcakes a couple months ago and they were to die for. Whoever invented that combination was a very smart person! :)

  100. Stephanie says:

    These look so delicious! I love mint and chocolate (hello thin mints!). They also look like they would be fun for St. Patty’s day! I’m having a link party on my blog and I’d love for you to join!
    http://www.simplydreamandcreate.com/

  101. Michelle says:

    I just made these and they were hands down the best thing I have ever made. The brownie is amazing. I’m going to try and not eat the whole pan. Thanks soooooo much for the recipe. :)

  102. This recipe sounds so perfect and deliciuos! I will try to make those brownies using gluten-free flour and bake them in a jar for a goodbye party! Thanks, I’ll let you know the results!

  103. just loving this recipe and wish to try it…looks really yummy. however i dnt ve creme de menthe baking chips in my region.
    what can be used as a substitute?

    thanks

  104. These look absolutely gorgeous! I’d love to make them, but we don’t have any kind of mint chips here in Australia, let alone creme de menth ones. Lol. Is there a more basic substitute you’d recommend? Would something like this suffice if I chopped it small? http://www.ocado.com/catalog/images-hires/50641011_H.jpg

    Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    • That would work perfectly Naomi! I sure hope you give it a try!

      • I finally got around to giving this a go! Things haven’t turned out great. :( Even though I cooked the brownie layer for a few minutes longer than the recipe stated, it has ended up being almost raw in the middle and on the bottom. To the point where it’s gritty from the sugar granules. I wondered whether they were meant to dissolve when mixed into the chocolate mix, though? Maybe I stuffed that up myself.

        Unfortunately, I didn’t discover the problem until I’d made the whole thing, layered it and chilled it for about an hour and a half and was finally cutting into it. I couldn’t get the brownie off the baking paper (I didn’t use foil, at least, or I suspect it would’ve been even worse) because the raw, sticky batter was a bit like glue. Lol.

        Having said that, I bet it would have been wonderful except for that! The flavours are very yummy (although maybe I’d add less mint essence to the brownie layer next time, since I prefer a slightly mellower flavour. :). It’s still going to be good to eat, just a shame about the brownie.

        Do you have any suggestions for if I try this again? Was your oven fan-forced or convection? Mine’s a gas flame oven, but usually works with convection temperatures. I’m not sure if cooking longer would’ve worked, since the edges were very crisp and probably would’ve been overcooked if I’d left it in there.

        Ah, well, that’s life, anyway. Things don’t always go to plan! Thanks again for sharing your recipe!

  105. Gah! These look AH MAZING! Visiting from the Tatertots and Jello link party. Pinning this!
    Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body recently posted..Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body has been nominated for a Liebster award!

  106. Hi! I just wanted to let you know I featured your chocolate mint brownies on my blog today for a roundup! I hope you can check it out http://sayitwithcake.org/best-chocolate-mint-recipes/#more-706

  107. I made these brownies yesterday and they are the gooiest mess I have ever seen!!! I followed the directions to a Tee, and actually left them in the refrigerator for 24 hours because after a couple of hours in the fridge yesterday they didn’t seem very firm. I couldn’t even cut them!! The ganche fell off, and gooed all over the place. I finally just sliced them the best i could an put them in the freezer!! I am hoping that they will firm up and possibly can eat them with a fork. I made them for a special early Christmas get together with my kids and to give as gifts, now I don’t know what I am going to do with them!! Don’t waste the money or your time on them. All the comments I read were about HOW they looked, no one had actually made them!!! I will never make these again.

  108. These brownies look amazing!! It’s still a couple of months away, but I’m planning to make them for St Patrick’s Day :) Also, kudos to you for how you handled Lisa’s comment- it’s okay to say a recipe didn’t turn out, but it’s not okay to be rude about it :(

    • Thank you so much! It’s hard when recipes don’t turn out for people and even harder because I usually don’t know what was done wrong since I’m not there. So glad you’re going to give these a try – they really are fabulous!

  109. Would love to try them, but not really sure about these units… :/ Any chance to convert that to the common metric system?

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  111. I tried these and while the brownie and frosting layers were perfect, the ganache layer was unfortunately a liquid disaster :(

  112. Rebecca says:

    In the process of making them now, just as a reference my brownie layer took almost double the time listed to bake all the way through. After the 25 minutes was up I baked it for 5 minutes at a time and checked with a toothpick between each. Probably added up to about 15-20 minutes extra in the oven.

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