{Get a Fork} Oooey, Gooey, Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies

Do you like sweet desserts? I mean really, really sweet? If so, this one is for you.

If not? Just have a small piece. With a large glass of milk.

mint chocolate chip brownie

These were partially inspired by Katrina’s mint-chocolate chip buttercream, although I did adapt it a bit. I love the combination of mint and chocolate, so I’ve wanted to make this recipe happen for a long time. Oh and I used a boxed brownie mix. It’s kind of what I do. I’m all about shortcuts.

If you’re like me? Make sure to buy the family size (9×13) box. More brownies = a very good thing.

If you’re a baking superstar? Sub in your favorite brownie recipe.

 

Oooey, Gooey, Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies

Yield: 12-24 brownies

Total Time: 2 hours

Mint chocolate chip brownies so gooey you need a fork to eat them!

Ingredients:

For the Brownie Layer

  • 1 box of brownie mix (9x13 size) + ingredients you need to prepare brownies (eggs, oil, water)
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the Frosting Layer

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 5 to 5.5 cups of powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoon milk
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate, grated or coarsely chopped in the food processor
  • green food coloring (optional)

For the Chocolate Layer

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350* Prepare brownies according to package, except stir in 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips. Bake according to package, in a greased 9x13 pan. When you throw it in the oven, take your butter out to soften for the frosting, if you haven't already.
  2. COOL BROWNIE COMPLETELY.
  3. While brownie is cooling, make your frosting. Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, shortening, vanilla, and mint extract. Add in powdered sugar one cup at a time, and then add in milk, one tablespoon at a time until frosting is smooth and desired consistency has been reached. Stir in food coloring if desired, and then fold in chocolate shavings. Try not to eat it all at this step. Once brownie is completely cooled, spread frosting evenly over the brownie. Throw it in the fridge so that the frosting can harden. I'd say give it at least an hour, maybe two. You want it nice and cold--so it is firm.
  4. When it has cooled and firmed up, prepare your chocolate for the final layer. In a small bowl, combine 2 cups of chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon of oil. Melt in microwave or over a double boiler. If you choose the microwave, make sure to do it in thirty-second intervals and stir well each time. You don't want it to over-heat. Once it is smooth, spread it over the frosting layer and allow to harden.
  5. Enjoy and try not to go into a sugar coma. You can store these in the fridge or at room temp. They are easier to cut when they are closer to room temp (so the chocolate doesn't crack).

 

Verdict: Yum! I sent these off to work with hubs, had to get them out of the house, far too dangerous!
Husband’s take: The first time he had them he said they were a little rich. Then he told me he had one at work, straight out of the refrigerator. He detailed how he turned it upside down, ate the brownie first, then the frosting (“It tasted like mint-chocolate-chip ice cream!”), and then ate the chocolate layer. “It was so good!” So perhaps that is how it should be done.
Changes I would make: I might make the frosting layer a bit thinner. These were really, really sweet. I liked it, but not everyone likes such rich desserts. Or so I’m told.
Difficulty: Easy. A little time-consuming with the layers and cooling times, but not difficult.

mint chocolate chip brownie

   
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52 comments

  1. These look so good!! I love mint and chocolate together, and that frosting layer looks incredible!

  2. Whoa. I need these in my life. ASAP!

  3. Haha, I love the anatomy of a brownie picture!! Oh lordy do these look good. Insanely good. I think I gained 5 pounds just from looking at these pictures!

  4. Great pictures and I would eat the whole pan myself, I love mint and chocolate together.

  5. Oh my goodness! You know what my favorite combination is? Chocolate and mint! These are sinful! I love your anatomy of the brownie! Beautiful photos. Definitely will be trying these (when no one is around so I can eat them all myself)! 🙂

  6. I LOVE these. So gorgeous and what a great flavor combo!!! YUM.

  7. You aer the sweetest! Thanks for the shout out. I’ll be right over and we’ll share a pan, okay? 😉 {{hugs!}}

  8. I could lick the bottom of that brownie right off. Oh yes I could.

  9. Yes please! Mint and chocolate go together perfectly…yum yum!

  10. holy frosting. heart just skipped a beat.

  11. Oh my. Um, I think these are illegal in 7 states. How rich and wonderful do these look?!

  12. These look so good! How cute would these be at Christmas?? All green and everything…love them! Only problem in my family – my husband HATES mint and chocolate together. It’s the strangest thing! So – can I just take out the peppermint extract? Yum…what should I add in it’s place?

    • Hmm–a shot of espresso? Some Kahlua? Ameretto? You could go a cherry route…or just leave it vanilla with chocolate chips–that would be great too! Butterscotch would be yummy too!

  13. Oh my goodness you’ve just managed to combine two of my favourite things. Brownies with mint?! I don’t think I’ll make these alone or I will be found passed out in a sugar coma!

  14. MUST.MAKE.THIS.STAT.

  15. Oh my goodness! These look so good! The buttercream looks just like Mint chocolate chip ice cream!

  16. OMG. Can you please mail me one of these? Wowza….they look amazing!

  17. Ok, this has my name all over it! I think I am in love!!

  18. You had me at mint and chocolate! My very favorite combination ever!

  19. I love your anatomy of a brownie! 🙂 Definitely would need a fork, but I’m ready – fork in hand! Just pass one my way!

  20. That’s just wrong on sooo many levels it’s good! I think this would go great with a cup of black coffee. I don’t like milk.

  21. I can’t wait to try this. We love mint and chocolate together, perfect dessert you have here!

  22. Oh my, I am DYING over these! Everything about them looks insanely good!

  23. omg, this is a must-make. My Dad would love it! haha The sweeter the better! in his opinion!

  24. I’m in heaven. That is all I can say…

  25. I so wish I had one of these tonight…I have a major chocolate craving and nothing to fix it!!

  26. My fiance’s bday is Saturday… and I have all the ingredients for this… it’s like you knew! 😉 AMAZING!

  27. These look so good! My husband LOVES anything mint chocolate chip, so these would for sure be a hit.

  28. This looks insanely good… thanks for sharing.

  29. There are no words.
    I must must must make these.
    And eat the whole pan myself.

  30. This one makes my teeth hurt just to look at it! Wow, it looks sweet! Just like my sweety-pie daughter and granddaughter!

  31. Oh my, these look TO DIE FOR!! Can’t wait to try them for the holidays!

  32. I bet I’d really enjoy this brownie. When I was growing up Mint Chocolate Chip was always one of my favorite ice creams. This looks fantastic!

  33. I just made these. They taste as good as they look! Awesome. I licked the pan clean, really I did. Thanks for posting this recipe!

  34. Oh my, I am baking these this week for sure! and I’m going to add mint baking chips to my brownie layer at the bottom just to be completely over the top!! haha – thanks for sharing!

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  36. They look divine! I am *so* making these for hubby’s burthday in March!

  37. Just made these… AMAZING… I did add a little clear Wilton butter flavoring to the icing… do this with all my icing recipes and it cuts the sweetness… These are amazing

  38. I’m planning on making these this week for a friend’s bday. I think I’ll take your advice and lessen the amount of icing though. How much would you recommend reducing it by? A half, or is that too much?
    Thanks!

    • If you reduced the frosting by half, there would still be PLENTY. I think that is a great idea.

      • I ended up making 2/3 icing cause my friend said was okay with sweet. They’re so delicious! I also only used butter in the icing, instead of butter & shortening and they still came out great (Just incase anyone is wondering if they can make them if they don’t having shortening on hand). Thanks for an awesome recipe!

        • Great! Thanks for coming back and sharing!

        • Thank you Taylor, I was indeed wondering if I could use only butter because we like to use less-processed foods in this house which means lard or butter, not shortening 🙂 plus, shortening in frosting??? give me butter butter butter! probably going to make these for hubby’s 4th grade class (he makes treats for all of their birthdays (they request the treat) and tomorrow’s birthday girl requested mint choco brownies) and will cut down sugar/frosting because… well… they’re 4th graders and then he has to deal with them and 4th graders + sugar high = scary…

  39. Oh my gosh these look insane! How I wish I had one right this second!

  40. These look great! Just wondering if they hold up okay if you make ahead for a luncheon? Would they freeze ok? Any thoughts? Thank you!

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