Chocolate Mint Dessert Brownies Recipe -
Chocolate Mint Dessert Brownies Recipe

Chocolate Mint Dessert Brownies

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"It's a brownie covered in mint cream topped with chocolate, mmmmmm!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    2 hrs 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup of softened butter until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the chocolate syrup. Stir in the flour until just blended. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool completely in the pan.
  4. In a small bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup butter or margarine and creme de menthe until smooth. Spread evenly over the cooled brownies, then chill until set.
  5. In a small bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave, melt the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter and the chocolate chips, stirring occasionally until smooth. Allow to cool slightly, then spread over the top of the mint layer. Cover, and chill for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 04, 2004

These were a great hit! After reading some other reviews, I made a regular brownie mix and used the topping from this recipe. I substituted 1 tsp. of peppermint extract for the creme de menthe and had no problem melting the chocolate chips down in the microwave. I'll definately be making these again. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 07, 2012

I don't know if this is fair or not but I took away a star because of the difficulty I had finding "creme de menthe liqueur". It was even for St Patty's day and no store in my town carried it. I ended up using mint extract and the flavor just didn't do it for me. The idea is 5 starts but the hassle and end result warrant 3 in my book.

Feb 10, 2009

I have a recipe from my mom that's exactly the same as this except that the mint filling uses 3/4 tsp mint extract and 1 tbs water instead of creme de menthe, since my family does not drink alcohol. These brownies are amazing and my coworkers insist that I bring them to every potluck! The brownie part is super moist and dense (much different than a box mix!) and the mint cream is very flavorful without being overpowering. Both the brownie part and the chocolate topping add a nice chocolate flavor without being too sweet (if you use semi-sweet chips in the chocolate topping) and are a perfect balance to the mint cream!

Mar 24, 2003

The only reason I didn't give these a 5 is that the brownie part wasn't so good. It doesn't really taste like chocolate and is pretty bland and chewy in an odd way and tastes like if you bake a brownie mix with apple sauce and fake eggs instead of the real stuff. But of course there was all that fat in it so it's not fair! :o) BUT, the mint part (I used 3 teaspoons of mint extract and a few drops of green food coloring) and the chocolate covering were excellent. Next time I'll just make a different brownie recipe, but use the same topping. Also, a bit of advice about the chocolate chips: I think they've changed the recipe for them, because it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to melt chocolate chips in the microwave or on top of the stove without it seizing!!! Even if the water's not boiling, or the power setting on the microwave is .1 and I check it every 5 seconds, it still seizes up. It just doesn't make sense because when I was little, I never had problems melting them. So what I did is get a big bowl of very warm water from the faucet (not so hot that it hurts to stick your hand in it) and put a little metal bowl with the chocolate chips and butter in the water and stirred it until it melted.

Feb 06, 2009

My five star rating is only for the mint filling and chocolate topping because I used a box for the brownies. ~ I used an 8x8 pan so mine were thick and after making them a few times, decided for my small pan they are better when I cut the frosting in half! If you are substituting mint extract use very little; start with 1/4 tsp with 2 T of milk to make it cream together. Too much mint makes it taste like toothpaste! Green food coloring gives it a minty look!

Oct 02, 2007

SOOOO Good!!! I added 1/4 tsp salt and one tsp vanilla to the brownie mix, and didn't have creme de menthe so I used 1 tsp mint extract. I made a batch of the mint frosting with 3 tsps mint extract as someone suggested, and that was WAY too much. Tasted like toothpaste! Otherwise this is a top notch recipe! Tastes so good & it just melts in your mouth! Yum!!

Jul 16, 2005

Fantastic! I made these for a potluck at work, and everyone raved about them and wanted the recipe. I substituted a brownie box mix and used 1 tsp. peppermint extract instead of the creme de menthe. Takes a little planning to account for the cooling steps, but it is worth it!

Jan 02, 2012

Oh my goodness...these are sooo good!! And so easy to make. I just bought the store brownie mix and then made the topping with the peppermint extract. If the frosting is too lumpy to spread, just add a little water to make it a little thinner. I also used melted milk chocolate chips as the top layer. It turned out great!!


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  • Calories
  • 286 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 101 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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