Mint Brownies

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Whenever I make these brownies I smile because they remind me of my best friend. They’re her favorite, and I wish I could ship her some, but they would be rocks by the time they arrived. Mint Brownies start with our Ultimate Fudge Brownies and then we top with a mint flavored American buttercream. The best part is all of the mint M&Ms and chocolate ganache on top. 🤤

If you choose to garnish with chocolate ganache, heat 100g heavy cream just to a simmer. Pour over 100g chopped chocolate. Let sit for 2-3 minutes and then whisk until smooth. Pour into a piping bag or Ziploc bag, cut the tip off the bag and drizzle over the frosted brownies.

Mint Brownies

Happy Baking!

XOXOXO Amanda

Mint Brownies

Recipe by Amanda Innes-ShareefCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

24

servings
Cooking time

34

minutes
Calories

432

kcal

Ingredients

  • Unsalted Butter 339g
    (3 sticks)

  • Dark Chocolate, chopped 6 oz.
    (1 cup)

  • Light Brown Sugar 95g
    (1/2 cup)

  • Sugar 480g
    (2 cups)

  • 6 Large Eggs + 1 Egg Yolk

  • Vegetable Oil 80g
    (1/3 cup)

  • Vanilla 2 tsp

  • All Purpose Flour 155g
    (1 cup)

  • Cocoa Powder 100g
    (1 cup)

  • Espresso Powder 1 tsp

  • Salt 1 tsp

  • 1 Recipe Mint Buttercream (recipe below)

  • Optional: Mint M&Ms, chocolate ganache for garnish

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9×13 aluminum pan and line with parchment paper.
  • In a heat proof bowl, microwave butter and chocolate until melted. Set aside to cool.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, sugar, eggs, vanilla and oil. Beat on high speed until thick and fluffy, at least 5 minutes.
  • Temper butter/chocolate mixture into egg mixture by pouring in a slow and steady stream while constantly mixing.
  • Add flour, espresso powder, cocoa powder and salt. Mix by hand until fully combined.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30-36 minutes, or until the edges start to pull away from the side of the pan and the inside is still soft but set.
  • Cool completely. Top with buttercream (recipe below).

Notes

  • You could replace the dark chocolate with a mint chocolate to add a little mint flavor to the brownies.

mint buttercream Directions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer add 226g unsalted butter (1 cup) and beat on medium-high speed until soft and smooth.
  • Add 475g powdered sugar (3 1/2 cups) and beat on high speed. Slowly add 4-5 Tbsp of half and half and continue beating for a total of 10 minutes. The frosting should be white and fluffy.
  • Add 1/2 tsp mint extract and beat for another 30 seconds to combine.
  • Optional: Add a drop of green food coloring to give it that mint green color.