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Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies

Mint and chocolate pair perfectly together. These brownies are a classic flavor combination taken to the next level. They’re chocolatey & fudgy, with a delicate mint frosting!

These are so good that this batch won’t last long! If you do have any leftovers though, place them in the freezer for an extra tasty treat!

Mint Frosting

You can go ahead and make the frosting first or you can make it while the brownies are baking. To make the frosting you’ll need:

  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Peppermint Extract
  • Green Food Coloring

In a large bowl combine frosting, butter, salt, and peppermint extract. Mix well. Next, add the green food coloring. Just two drops at a time, until you reach the desired shade of green. It took me about 5 drops.

Cover the frosting and place it in the fridge to thicken up.

Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies

To make the brownies:

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray an 11×7 inch Pyrex dish evenly with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large microwave safe bowl add 8 tbsp butter & bittersweet chocolate chunks. Microwave in 15-30 sec intervals for about 1 minute or until melted, stirring occasionally.

Remove from microwave. Gradually add unsweetened cocoa powder. Stirring as you go.

Next, add the light brown sugar and the all purpose flour. Mix well.

Then, add the vanilla extract, 1 tbsp peppermint extract, eggs, and salt to the bowl. Mix together until everything is smooth.

Fold in ½ cup of mini chocolate chips. Pour brownie batter into greased dish. Place in oven for about 25 minutes, turning dish around halfway through cooking time (To ensure it cooks evenly.).

Brownies are done when an inserted toothpick cones out mostly clean. They will be a little fudgey and you don’t want to over cook them.

Allow brownies to cool fully before frosting.

Once cool, spread brownies evenly with frosting and top with the remaining mini chocolate chips!

Tips: You can also line the bottom of the dish with parchment paper instead of spraying with cooking spray, this will help brownies to be removed more easily.

Sometimes that crisp, chewy edge is perfect with the soft, fudgey center but, if you feel  the edges are getting too brown, too quickly you can always cover it loosely with foil.

Notes: Brownies can be kept in the fridge for about a week or frozen for up to 3 months.

Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies

Print Recipe
Serves: 12-16 Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup bittersweet choc chunks
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 8 Tbsp Butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 Cups light brown sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tbsp Peppermint Extract
  • Frosting:
  • 2 16 oz containers of Vanilla Frosting
  • 2 Tbsp Butter (softened)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1-2 Tbsp Peppermint Extract
  • 5 Drops of Green Food Coloring

Instructions

1

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Spray an 11x7 inch Pyrex dish evenly with non-stick cooking spray.

3

In a large microwave safe bowl add 8 tbsp butter & bittersweet chocolate chunks.

4

Microwave in 15-30 sec intervals for about 1 minute or until melted, stirring occasionally.

5

Remove from microwave.

6

Gradually add unsweetened cocoa powder. Stirring as you go.

7

Next, add the light brown sugar and the all purpose flour. Mix well.

8

Then, add the vanilla extract, 1 tbsp peppermint extract, eggs, and salt to the bowl. Mix together until everything is smooth.

9

Fold in ½ cup of mini chocolate chips.

10

Pour brownie batter into greased dish.

11

Place in oven for about 25 minutes, turning dish around halfway through cooking time (To ensure it cooks evenly.).

12

Brownies are done when an inserted toothpick cones out mostly clean. They will be a little fudgey and you don’t want to over cook them.

13

Allow brownies to cool fully before frosting.

14

Once cool, spread brownies evenly with frosting and top with the remaining mini chocolate chips! You can make the frosting ahead of time or while the brownies are baking.

15

To make the frosting:

16

In a large bowl combine 32 oz of frosting (or 2 16 oz pre made containers), 2 tbsp softened butter, a pinch of salt, and 1-2 tbsp peppermint extract.

17

Mix well.

18

Next, add the green food coloring - 2 drops at a time until you have reached the desired color of green. This took about 5 drops total. Place frosting in fridge to thicken up.

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