There’s no denying that chocolate and mint are soul mates. Actually, come to think of it, chocolate has a lot of soul mates (peanut butter, strawberries, caramel…) but I digress. My point is, I lose all self-control when those two wonderful things come together in a single dessert and are then placed in front of me. That being said, I’m lucky to have gotten pictures of this scrumptious creation! Check it out:
Have you ever imagined what it would be like if you took a brownie and a peppermint patty, and turned them into one dessert? Well, even if this is your first time being intrigued, look no further than this recipe! Soft, warm, minty brownies. Mmmmm! These are seriously so great.
1 cup sugar
½ cup butter, melted
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup flour
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. baking soda
2/3 cup chocolate chips
2 cups powdered sugar
1 ½ Tbs. butter, softened but NOT melted
3 Tbs. evaporated milk
¼ tsp. vegetable oil
¼ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. mint extract (or peppermint extract)
3.5 oz dark chocolate chips (a little more than half a cup)
2 ½ Tbs. heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease an 8×8 baking pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk together butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time, and stir until well-combined. Next, add in the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, and salt, and stir until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour the batter in the pan, and bake for about 25-30 minutes. (If you need a great kitchen timer, why not check out this one?)When finished, set the brownies aside and let them cool.
- Meanwhile, mix together the ingredients for the minty layer in a medium bowl. You may want to use an electric mixer. When you are finished, the mixture should be creamy. Spread onto brownies once they have cooled off.
- To make the chocolaty drizzle, hear the heavy cream in the microwave or on the stove. Once warm, pour it over the dark chocolate chips, and stir until chocolate has melted and is now well combined. Drizzle over the minty layer of the brownies before cutting and serving.
- Cut and enjoy!
These minty brownies (or any brownie for that matter!) are ten times better with a glass of milk. They are rich and tasty, and didn’t last very long in my house! Here is where I found the original recipe. What is your favorite brownie recipe?