Chocolate Mint Brownies #SundaySupper

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  This week #SundaySupper is focusing on Springtime recipes and because it’s also St. Patrick’s Day I wanted to share these amazing Chocolate Mint Brownies!  I can remember eating brownies similar to these when I was a kid.  My next door neighbor, Mrs. Fichter, would make them and I can remember going over to her house and eating several (or 5).  I loved them then and I’m glad to say that I still love these mint chocolate gems.

The brownie is dense and fudge filled.  The mint layer is light, fluffy, and packed with flavor.  The top layer is chocolate ganache which hardens the longer it sits.  The combination of the mint sandwiched in between two types of chocolate is just incredible.  These were the perfect brownies to make for the St. Patrick’s party at school and they are also a fun dessert for the beginning of spring.

Chocolate Mint Brownies  (adapted from Mom on Time Out)
For the Brownies:
1/2 c. butter (1 stick)
4 oz. unsweetened Baker’s chocolate, chopped
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 t. mint extract
2 eggs
2/3 c. flour
1/2 t. salt

For the Mint Filling:
1/2 c. butter (1 stick)
2 c. powdered sugar
1 T. water
1 t. mint extract
green food coloring

For the Chocolate Ganache:
3/4 c. heavy whipping cream
1 c. Hershey’s semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 c. Hershey’s Mint chocolate Chips   

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with foil and set aside.

2.  In a double broiler, melt the butter, chocolate, and mint chocolate chips.  Stir until smooth.  Remove from heat.

3.  Stir in the vanilla, mint extract, and sugar.  Add the eggs in one at a time stirring well after each addition.

4.  Stir in the flour and salt and mix well.

5.  Pour the brownie mix into the prepared pan and bake for 22-27 minutes.  Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

6.  To make the mint layer beat the butter with a hand mixer until it is fluffy.  Add in the powdered sugar, water, mint, and green food coloring.  Mix until creamy and the green coloring is evenly distributed.

7.  Spread the mint layer over top of the cooled brownies.  Place in the refrigerate while making the ganache.

8.  Place the chocolate chips and the mint chocolate chips in a medium bowl.  Set aside.

9.  Pour the whipping cream into a small saucepan and heat to just a simmer.  Pour the whipping cream over top of the chocolate and whisk until smooth.

10.  Let the ganache cool for 15-20 minutes.  Pour over top of the mint layer and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.  Remove from the refrigerator and cut into 30 small squares.

**Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator            

Green and Spring Dishes Menu Includes:
Breakfast

Apps, Bread, Salads, Soups and Dressings:

Main and Sides:

Desserts:

Beverages:

This post linked to:
Melt In Your Mouth Monday, Mealtime Monday,

Comments

  1. Chocolate and mint is such a great flavor combination! I’ve made brownies like this before, but it’s been awhile. Need to do it again.

  2. Many members of my family are chocolate & mint fiends. Saving this recipe to make next time we’re all together.

  3. Oh, boy, I must make these for my kids!!! They love chocolate mint desserts…and our Thin Mint supply is waning~

  4. Mint and chocolate is the only way I’ll eat chocolate! YUM!

  5. Festive, Fun and a great Flavor combo! Yum!

  6. How gorgeous do these look!I love the minty green filling and your brownies look perfect for spring :)

  7. Yum!!! I love mint and chocolate together :)

  8. Love the chocolate and mint combo, but for some reason mint filling in recipes like these turn me off and I don’t know why, I don’t recall a bad experience with mint filling before so it doesn’t seem logical, LOL! Might have to make these sometime just to prove my brain wrong :D

  9. Oh my gosh, my husband is a chocolate and mint nut and I have to admit so am I. I’m just imagining these warmed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

  10. Mmm. With your descriptions and recipe directions, I can almost taste the bite of mint and the sweet chocolate taste. Thank you for bringing these perfect brownies to Sunday Supper =)

  11. These do look and sound amazing! What a fun addition to this week’s #SundaySupper!!! ;-)

  12. Oh I need to give your recipe a try. Last time I made brownies they were good but more cake like then I care for. These look so moist and gooey, just how I like them

  13. Now if the girl guides sold these, I think more of my family would love the mint chocolate combo!

  14. mmmmm chocolate and mint! yes please! :)

  15. I loooooove chocolate and mint together! These brownies look amazing, especially with that pop of green. Perfect for St. Patty’s day…or any day, really!

  16. Mint Mint and chocolate are one of my favorite combos!

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