Brownies & Bars

Mint Chocolate Brownies

Scrumptiously thick and chewy brownies topped with a layer of creamy mint frosting and a layer of dark chocolate. The ultimate brownies for St. Patrick’s Day!

Mint Chocolate Brownies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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I loveΒ the mint and dark chocolate combination. I would definitely choose the mint chocolate desserts over any other desserts. My favourite ice cream flavour as a kid (and now!) was mint chocolate chip. I just think mint and dark chocolateΒ are a match made in heaven!

These brownies are deliciously thick, fudgey, and chewy. They are made with real dark chocolate, making them truly chocolatey. The perfect brownie layer for us chocolate lovers. Top these with dreamy, creamy mint frosting and dark chocolate, and you have yourself the ultimate brownie!
Mint Chocolate Brownies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

If you make anything this St. Patrick’s Day, you have got to try these Mint Chocolate Brownies. These were a huge hit with my mint chocolate-loving family, and will be with yours, too. Be prepared to be asked to make more!

Enjoy!

Mint Chocolate Brownies | Marsha's Baking Addiction
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Mint Chocolate Brownies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yields 24

Ingredients

For the Brownies

  • 1 and 1/4 sticks unsalted butter 140g, melted
  • 1 and 1/4 cups granulated sugar 250g
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder 75g
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs cold
  • 1/2 cup plain/all-purpose flour 60g

For the Mint Layer

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 115g, softened
  • 4 cups icing sugar 500g
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Green food colouring

For the Chocolate Layer

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter 75g
  • 1 cup high quality dark chocolate 175g, chopped

Instructions

For the Brownies

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line a 8x8" baking pan with aluminium foil, spray with baking spray, and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the butter, sugar, salt, and cocoa powder. Stir in the vanilla extract, then mix in the eggs, one at a time. Fold in the flour until combined.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and spread out evenly. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out almost clean with a few moist crumbs. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.

For the Mint Layer

  1. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the icing sugar, milk, peppermint extract, and green food colouring (1/4 teaspoon at a time until you reach desired colour), and beat until light and fluffy. Add more milk if too thick. Spread the mixture over the cooled brownies, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

For the Chocolate Layer

  1. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of simmering water, or melt them together in the microwave. Pour over the mint layer, and spread out evenly. Refrigerate for another hour (or overnight, if preferred) until the chocolate has set.
  2. Cut into squares, serve and enjoy!

Notes

For nice, clean slices, run the knife under hot water, wipe dry, and cut a slice. Repeat before cutting each slice.

Mint Chocolate Brownies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Mint Chocolate Brownies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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38 Comments

  • Reply
    Melanie @ Gather for Bread
    March 2, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    They look perfect! It’s been too long since I’ve had mint.

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      Marsha
      March 2, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      Thanks, Melanie!

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    Janella
    March 2, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    These look absolutely mouth watering!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 2, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks, Janella!

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    Tracy | Baking Mischief
    March 2, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    These are gorgeous! I love covering fudgey brownies in even more chocolate, and a mint layer in between sounds perfect. Pinning these because I can’t wait to try them!

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    Jessica {Swanky Recipes}
    March 2, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Mint chocolate brownies are my FAVORITE dessert ever. I just loved making these with my grandma when I was a kid. Might just have to make them again, yum!

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    Valentina | The Baking Fairy
    March 2, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Oh, these look divine! That thick layer of chocolatey ganache on top is totally calling my name. Pinning for later!

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    peter @feedyoursoultoo
    March 2, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    I love the color of the layers as much as I love the flavors.

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    Jenny | Honey and Birch
    March 2, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Mint and dark chocolate is one of my favorite combinations!! Yum!

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    grace
    March 2, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    happy st patrick’s day to ME! these are wonderful!

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    Lucy
    March 2, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Andes Mints were my favorite candy growing up, and these look like a giant, even better version!

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    Jordan @ Jordan's Onion
    March 3, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Goodness Gracious, these look delicious!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 3, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Thanks, Jordan!

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    kushi
    March 3, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Gorgeous and mouth watering brownies πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 3, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Thanks, Kushi! πŸ™‚

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    Liv
    March 3, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Beautiful – and they don’t look too complicated. Saving for later!

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    AiPing | Curious Nut
    March 3, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    I love love love mint and chocolate too. You know those thin mints, I used to pop em when I was a kid. This brownies just look like a huge version of those or better. Yum!

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      Marsha
      March 3, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      Thank, AiPing! I love Thin Mints!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    March 3, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Mint and chocolate is my husbands favorite combo.. and I’m sure I’d love it too if I wasn’t allergic to cocoa! These brownies look to die for Marsha! So perfect for St. Pattys… or every day really! Cheers!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 3, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks, Cheyanne!

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    Lokness @ The Missing Lokness
    March 3, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    What a coincidence! I just posted a chocolate-mint dessert recipe too! Mint and chocolatey brownie must be perfect together. Yum! Looking forward to trying these. πŸ˜‰

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      Marsha
      March 3, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks, Lokness! Your thin mint icebox cakes look incredibly delicious! πŸ™‚

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    Puja Darshan
    March 4, 2016 at 9:16 am

    I love the flavor of mint very much. I have never had mint brownies.
    So this is something new to me. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 4, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks, Puja! You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

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    Amanda
    March 4, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    These mint chocolate brownies are perfection! I’ll try not to drool looking at the pictures.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 4, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      Thanks, Amanda!

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    Jo
    March 4, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Hi, just popping over from the SoFab hub to say hello! I love this post, mint chocolate is my favourite, I can’t wait to try it in brownie form! Thanks for sharing.

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      Marsha
      March 5, 2016 at 12:29 am

      Thanks, Jo! πŸ™‚

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    Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    March 5, 2016 at 5:42 am

    These brownies look and sound heavenly, Marsha! I love that mint layer in the middle too…reminds me of Andes chocolate mints! The perfect treat for St. Patrick’s day too!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 5, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      Thanks, Joscelyn!

  • Reply
    Rahul @samosastreet.com
    March 7, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    These look absolutely perfect! Great mint/chocolate combo – wish I had one right now…

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    Priya
    March 11, 2016 at 7:56 am

    This is brilliant recipe it is mouth watering, moist , chocolaty and I guess creamy too

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 11, 2016 at 11:54 am

      Thanks, Priya!

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