Chocolate Mint Brownies Recipe

These Chocolate Mint Brownies are melt in your mouth amazing! Everyone raves about this dessert with the mint buttercream icing and chocolate mint icing.

Chocolate Mint Brownies Recipe

My husband and I have always loved chocolate and mint. One of the desserts we served at our wedding was homemade chocolate mint brownies. We asked friends and relatives to bring pans of brownies to serve. We even gave them the recipe since many of them had not made these brownies before. Somewhere along the way I lost that recipe. I finally decided to create a similar recipe to share on my blog.

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Mocha Brownies Recipe

I found a recipe in a cookbook that I thought seemed similar but when I made it the brownie part of the bars was bland, dry and hard. So, I turned to my vintage Hershey’s Homemade cookbook and adapted the Hershey’s Premium Doubly Chocolate Brownies recipe. This recipe is a little different than other brownie recipes because it includes boiling coffee.

Whisk together cocoa and baking soda. Stir in melted butter. Add the boiling coffee and stir until the mixture thickens. Stir in the sugar, eggs, and additional butter until smooth. Mix in the flour, vanilla, and salt. Spread in a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, just until the brownies start to pull away from the edges of the pan.

Mint Frosting Brownies Recipe

Allow the brownies to cool completely and then cover with mint buttercream frosting. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow the buttercream to harden.

Chocolate Mint Ganache

Melt chocolate chips, butter, and light corn syrup in the microwave at 50% power until smooth, stirring after 2 minutes and then ever 30 seconds. Stir in the peppermint extract. Pour over the chilled bars and quickly spread over the pan. Return to the fridge so the chocolate can set.

Mint Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Allow the chocolate to cool and set. Drizzle with melted green candy melts.

Bonus Tip: Melt the candy melts in the microwave. Spoon into a plastic baggie or icing bag. Snip a tiny piece of the corner of the bag off and pipe the melted candy over the bars.

Although I do enjoy everything about these Chocolate Mint Brownies, I’ve got to say that the mint buttercream with the chocolate on top is my favorite part. I’m thinking that I need to try to make a truffle recipe with just those two elements!

Chocolate Mint Brownies Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 36
Ingredients
Brownie Layer:
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup strong coffee, boiling
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1⅓ cups flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
Mint Butter Cream Frosting:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • Green gel paste or food coloring
Chocolate Mint Icing:
  • 1½ cups chocolate chips
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 tsp light corn syrup
  • ¼ tsp peppermint extract
  • ½ cup green candy melts, optional
Instructions
Brownie Layer:
  1. Whisk together cocoa and baking soda. Stir in melted butter. Add the boiling coffee and stir until the mixture thickens. Stir in the sugar and eggs until smooth. Mix in the flour, vanilla, and salt. Spread in a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, just until the brownies start to pull away from the edges of the pan.
Mint Buttercream Frosting:
  1. Beat the softened butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the sugar, 2 tbsp of milk, and mint extract. Stir until combined, then beat until smooth.
  3. Stir in the green gel paste or food coloring until it is the shade of green you want.
  4. Spread over the cooled brownies.
  5. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes so that the buttercream can set before adding the chocolate layer.
Chocolate Mint Icing:
  1. Melt chocolate chips, butter, and light corn syrup in the microwave at 50% power for 2 minutes. Stir and continue heating at 50% power for 30-second intervals and stirring until smooth.
  2. Mix in the peppermint extract.
  3. Pour over the mint buttercream frosting and spread to cover.
  4. Return to the fridge to harden.
  5. Drizzle with melted green candy melts before serving, if desired.

More Chocolate Mint Recipes To Try:

Chocolate Mint Oreo Fudge Recipe

Chocolate Mint Oreo Fudge

Chocolate Mint Halfway Bars Recipe

Chocolate Mint Halfway Bars

Mocha mint milkshake recipe

Mocha Mint Milkshake

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Comments

  1. Dani says

    This looks amazing – I am making them right now for St. Patrick’s Day! It isn’t clear from the recipe how to divide the butter in the brownies. How much going into the cocoa/baking soda mixture and how much is added later? Actually, as I am typing this, I see that the ingredients say baking soda and the directions say baking powder. Which one is it? I hope it’s baking soda because that’s what I used and my brownies are already in the oven.

    • says

      Hi Dani! Sorry, I’ve been away all day. Yes, it’s baking soda. I’m sorry for the confusion on the melted butter, you can add it all at once. I’ve updated the instructions to make it more clear. Hope that helps! ~Tonia

      • Dani says

        That is great, thank you! I am relieved that it was baking soda. My family really enjoyed them – they are not big mint lovers and I am determined to convert them!! How can anyone not love mint and chocolate together?!?!?

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