Double Chocolate Mint Brownies
Double Chocolate Mint Brownies are something special. Years ago I found a recipe in a magazine entitled Double Chocolate Brownies. It was probably an advertisement for Hershey’s or Nestle’s as they used to provide a lot of great recipes when they advertised back in magazines in the 80s and 90s.
I was trying to get rid of some chocolate and mint chips I bought for the holidays and decided I would use this base recipe and add a nice green icing on top in commemoration of St. Patrick’s Day.
These brownies turned out wonderfully. There was lots of delicious chocolate and the essence of mint providing an amazing aroma throughout my kitchen, as I was making these delicious brownies. The way this recipe works is that half of the original chocolate chip package is melted and added to the batter and the rest is stirred into the batter. I did that but with mint chocolate chips instead. Double chocolate–double mint–double yum!
You don’t have to use mint chocolate chips in this recipe. You can use regular semi-sweet chocolate chips or white chocolate chips. You can ice the brownies with a color that’s appropriate for whatever holiday you wish–blue and red for Independence Day, orange for fall harvest or halloween, red and green for Christmas, pink or red for Valentine’s Day or any other color you prefer.
For that matter you can use whatever chip you want and turn this bar into a blondie if you prefer–butterscotch, cinnamon chip, or peanut butter. Use the same basic recipe and just use whatever chips you have on hand or prefer using.
Double Chocolate Mint Brownies are quite easy to prepare and look and taste divine! No one needs ANOTHER recipe for brownies–but here is another one just in case you’re bored with your current recipes! I personally love mint chocolate chips and whenever you combine them in a brownie….well, they quickly become my favorites. So here’s a recipe in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy.
When I initially posted this recipe in March of 2013, I was still using an iPhone for a camera. The pictures were not very sharp and the light was not the greatest. I recently remade this recipe (December 2016), for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza as soon as I found mint chocolate chips at the store.
You can usually only purchase them in December so you have to stock up if you want to make these for any other holiday then Christmas. These brownies are such a delightful recipe if you enjoy chocolate and peppermint together.
These Double Chocolate Mint Brownies are a great treat for St. Patrick’s Day.
I used two kinds of chips in the recipe. The lighter colored chips are mint and the darker green chips are from the holiday baking chips–they are colored in reds and greens but taste chocolate.
Everyone loves brownies. Double Chocolate Mint Brownies are pretty easy to make too. I was trying to use up some chocolate mint chips and some of the holiday baking chips I had leftover from holiday baking. Since they were both green I decided on making them for St. Patrick’s Day. But regular chocolate chips will work fine here if you can’t find mint chocolate chips.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Place butter in a saucepan and melt over low to medium heat. Add sugar and water. Stir to combine ingredients and melt butter.This will take a few minutes.
Remove from heat. Add a bag of chocolate and mint chips and vanilla.
Continue stirring until the chips melt.
Transfer mixture to a glass mixing bowl. Add eggs, baking soda and salt.
Whisk ingredients together.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add half bag of chocolate and mint chips and stir gently into batter to combine.
Here the batter has been combined thoroughly.
Place chocolate mixture into a 9×13″ baking pan or dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle remaining half bag of the holiday baking chips over top. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
I used these ingredients plus water to make the icing.
To make icing: place powdered sugar in a bowl. Add water. Be careful not to add too much or the icing will become runny and thin. Add green gel food coloring and whisk to combine. Spoon icing into a ziplock bag and cut off a small tip of the corner.
Or you can drizzle icing over top of brownies with a spoon as desired. Allow icing to dry completely. This may take 30-45 minutes or so. Cut brownies into 24 bars.
If you like chocolate and you like peppermint you will love these rich, dense, thick and chewy brownies.
These decadent Double Chocolate Mint Brownies have chocolate in the batter and then morsels in the batter and more morsels on top of the batter! They are rich indeed.
Prepare for a sugar overload! Put this great brownie on your list for St. Patrick’s Day or Christmas parties!
Every bite provides a chocolate and mint explosion! Sure to satisfy any sweet tooth craving…:)
Here’s the recipe.
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE MINT BROWNIES
(Recipe inspired from a magazine recipe of years ago—Double Chocolate Brownies)
- 2/3 cup butter
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. kosher or sea salt
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 4 tbsp. water
- 2 12-oz. pkg. dark chocolate and mint chocolate chips
- 1 cup green and chocolate morsels from the holiday chocolate chips package (use red chips for Valentine’s Day or another occasion)
- In medium saucepan over medium heat slowly melt butter, sugar, and water.
- Remove from hat and stir in 1 bag dark chocolate and mint chocolate chips.
- Add vanilla.
- Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl.
- Add eggs, baking soda and salt.
- Whisk to combine.
- Add flour and the other bag of chocolate and mint chocolate chips.
- Spread into a 9×13” baking pan or dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Smooth chocolate mixture into pan.
- Sprinkle a cup of green and chocolate morsels evenly over top.
- Bake at 350° for about 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Frost cookies with green icing in remembrance of St. Patrick’s Day or Christmas.
- Use another color for other holidays.
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tbsp. water
- ½ tsp. green food coloring
- Whisk ingredients together and scoop into a plastic zip lock bag.
- Cut off the corner.
- Drizzle the icing over top of the bars.
These Double Chocolate Mint Brownies are a real treat. Your family will love them!
Take a tray of these to your office this week and you’ll be lucky to even get one!
I love anything with mint chocolate chips and these sweet brownies turned out perfectly! Why don’t you treat you and your family to a batch of these delicious Double Chocolate Mint Brownies?