These incredible Chocolate Mint Brownies feature a decadent ganache topping, creamy mint filling, and a moist, rich brownie base. Love chocolate and mint? Check out these Chocolate Mint Cream Cheese Buttons, this Mint Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball, and these Chocolate Mint Patties.
Chocolate Mint Brownies
There is something about the combination of chocolate and mint that absolutely makes my mouth water. The richness of chocolate paired with the refreshing zing of mint is one heck of a combination. When you put them together in these Chocolate Mint Brownies and top them with a decadent layer of chocolate ganache – well, suffice it to say, it’s something magical.
I have lots of awesome chocolate mint recipes on my site like these Chocolate Mint Cream Cheese Buttons, this Mint Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball, and these Chocolate Mint Patties. You can also check out this round up of more than 85 chocolate and mint desserts. WOW.
These mint brownies start off with a simply brownie layer. Don’t be fooled by the word “simple” here. These brownies are dense, moist, and incredibly fudgy. They stand on their own as an amazing brownie recipe.
I do have an alternate flourless brownie recipe on my site that is another great option. (Just leave out the toffee bits). You could also use a brownie mix if you were really looking to save some time.
The next layer is a sweet and refreshing mint frosting. This is a great mint frosting recipe that is perfect for cakes and cupcakes – you may want to add a little more water if you don’t want it quite so stiff.
And finally, the ganache. My most favorite thing in all the world. Two ingredients: bittersweet chocolate and heavy cream. It’s simply divine. The ganache is poured over the top of the chilled mint frosting layer and then back in the fridge it goes for a finally chill.
When it comes out??? Amazingness my friends!
How To Make Chocolate Mint Brownies
- ½ cup unsalted butter 1 stick, cut into pieces
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate chopped
- ¼ c Andes creme de menth baking chips, optional
- 1¼ cups granulated white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ tsp mint extract
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- ½ cup 65 grams all purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter 1 stick, softened
- 2 c confectioners' sugar
- 1 tbsp water
- ½ tsp mint extract
- 4 drops green food coloring
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare an 8 inch or 9 inch baking dish by spraying with cooking spray and lining with parchment paper. 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 to 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.
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.
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.
Originally published March 8, 2012. Updated February 24, 2018.
More chocolate mint desserts to try!
Chocolate Mint Buttons
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