These yummy mint brownies are always a fun treat to have at any family or holiday party. In the past I have normally had mint brownies that were topped with a chocolate frosting. They were always way too rich and left me a little sick later. BUT I really do love these brownies and I wanted to make them, so we swapped the chocolate frosting for some melted white chocolate and the results got a thumbs up from everyone. You still got the yummy mint brownie and the white chocolate seemed to tone down the sweetness from the mint frosting. Perfect!
Give this recipe a try the next time you are making a treat. You won’t regret it!
- 1 Cup Melted Butter or Margarine
- 6 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder (add 1 Tablespoon for a extra Chocolaty taste!)
- 4 Eggs (beat in 1 at a time)
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 1.5 Cups Flour
- 3/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- Walnuts (optional)
- 4 Tablespoons Softened Butter or Margarine
- 2-3 Tablespoons Milk
- 1.75 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 Tsp Mint Flavoring
- Dash of Salt
- Food Coloring
Note: No additional toppings are needed, if you don’t want them. But if you do, here are a few ideas…
- Drizzle with melted White Chocolate (see below)
- Break up your favorite candy and sprinkle on top
- Chocolate Frosting (A popular look)
Step 1: In a large bowl add all the ingredients for brownies together and mix well. Make sure the butter is melted before adding and beat in 1 egg at a time.
Step 2: Pour batter into a pre-greased 9×13 pan. We lined the inside of our pan with tinfoil first and then sprayed with cooking spray, so the brownies are easy to pull out and make nice little squares.
Step 3: Bake at 350 Degrees for 20 -25 minutes. Every oven is different and cooks at different speeds. Keep your eye on the brownies around 18-20 minutes and test with a fork in the center of the pan. We like to pull our brownies out cooked with a little gooey-ness on the outside! (see below) They will keep cooking while cooling and they end up perfect!
Step 4: While the brownies are baking you can make the Mint Frosting. Add all the ingredients together except for the food coloring and mint flavoring and mix until fluffy. Then add the mint extract until you get the desired mint taste and add a couple drops of green food coloring to get a green color (or other color if you want to switch it up). And make sure you leave time for tasting as you go…making it a learning activity for your senses, too!
Step 5: Add the frosting to the cooled brownies (still in the pan) and place in the freezer to thicken the frosting.
Step 6: Once the frosting is firm, add your final layer of topping, if desired. A popular choice is to add a favorite chocolate frosting on top. See the “Additional Toppings” section above to get other ideas. We melted some white chocolate chips and drizzled it on top. Since my son was helping we used all the melted chocolate creating a thin white layer across the entire pan. I think a drizzled look would look great, too. =)
Sorry, this boy lives in his swim trunks!
Step 7: Place the pan of brownies in the refridgerater until ready to serve. This will also stiffen up the chocolate. Pull them out about 20 minutes before serving and wait 5-10 minutes after pulling them out of the fridge before cutting. The last time I made these, I didn’t realize how hard they would be to cut right out of the fridge and found it a ton easier once they sat for 5 or so minutes. They stayed firm and put together on the plate…just in case anyone else was wondering. I wasn’t sure if they would melt or not if out to long! lol But they were just fine.
Step 8: Serve and Enjoy!!! We like to cut ours up into 1 inch x 1 inch squares. I really enjoyed the white chocolate on top vs the chocolate frosting. They weren’t too rich and still tasted wonderful!
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