Chocolate Mint Brownies
Chocolate Mint Brownies are outstanding! These brownies are doubly good because they have dark roast chocolate mint chips in the chocolate brownie batter. Plus, the icing is made with them, yum. I love chocolate and mint together. It’s a marriage made in heaven, in my opinion. Yes, this dessert has the one-two-three trifecta! Chocolate, chocolate mint chips, and icing. All of which make this one spectacular brownie.
My husband is gracious enough to do a lot of my grocery shopping for me. I’ve been working non-stop on my blog for 16 months trying to get all (almost 1,000) posts along with their corresponding pictures updated, edited, watermarked and recipe cards loaded.
So whenever I’ve been super busy trying to get all of this updated, John has offered (or has been volunteered by me) to go grocery shopping for me. He was picking up some baking goods for me a couple of weeks ago, and found these Dark Roast Chocolate and Mint Chips on close out after the holidays. He brought home 7 bags of them! So I’ve been trying to come up with recipes to use them.
I have to admit I really liked working with these chips and they turned out some pretty delicious brownies. I’ve never seen these in the grocery store during the holiday season before. I’m not even sure there’s much availability other than the holidays for these particular chips, unless you find them online at Amazon or somewhere. Even still, if you can get your hands on some, the dark-roasted chocolate flavor is superb.
I borrowed from my Fudge Frosted Brownies to make this recipe. Instead of using nuts, I added the dark roast chocolate mint chips. Because I had so many packages of chips I melted one and a half packages and used it to spread on top as icing. It was wonderful.
I allowed the icing to cool completely before cutting into bars. That way, it had a chance to air dry. That took about 45 minutes to an hour. I didn’t want to cut into the brownies beforehand and have a goopy mess, so I waited, and waited, and waited! Finally, the icing was dry enough to cut. Wow, what an explosion of flavor.
If you’re looking for a wonderful Chocolate Mint Brownie recipe, this one will surely satisfy. It’s got a rich, dense texture, extra flavor from the dark roasted chocolate mint chips. And, of course, frosting always makes everything better!
Chocolate Mint Brownies are sensational.
I loved the dark-roast flavor in the chocolate mint chips.
Chocolate Mint Brownies are rich, decadent and a great option to make during the holidays when these specialty chips are more readily available.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Melt butter. Add cocoa and whisk to combine.
Add sugar, eggs, vanilla and UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods.
Whisk well to incorporate all ingredients.
Add dark roast chocolate and mint chips.
Stir chips into the batter with a wooden spoon.
Grease or spray a 10×15″ glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spread brownie mixture into prepared pan.
Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow brownies to cool.
Place remaining packet and a half of chocolate chips with mint filling into a small saucepan over low heat.
Stir until smooth. Be careful not to cook over medium or high temperatures or the chocolate will scorch.
Spread icing over top of cooled brownies. Allow icing to air dry before cutting brownies into bars. This may take almost an hour!
Cut into 32 bars and serve.
If you enjoy chocolate and mint together you’ll love these brownies.
Chocolate Mint Brownies are terrific for tailgating parties and potlucks.
Here’s the recipe.
CHOCOLATE MINT BROWNIES
(Recipe inspired from my Fudge Frosted Brownies recipe)
- ¾ cup [url href=”http://www.nestle.com/brands/chocolateconfectionery” target=”_blank” title=”nestle tollhouse cocoa”]Nestle’s[/url] Tollhouse cocoa
- 2 ½ sticks melted unsalted butter (1 ¼ cups)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 ½ cups [url href=”http://www.goldmedalflour.com/” target=”_blank” title=”gold medal flour”]Gold Medal[/url] UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (Bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp. [url href=”http://www.mccormick.com/Spices-and-Flavors/Extracts-and-Food-Colors/Extracts/Pure-Vanilla-Extract” target=”_blank” title=”pure vanilla extract”]McCormick[/url] pure vanilla extract
- 3 9-oz. pkgs. [url href=”http://www.nestle.com/brands/chocolateconfectionery” target=”_blank” title=”nestle dark chocolate morsels with mint filling”]Nestle [/url]Tollhouse Dark Chocolate Morsels with Mint Filling, divided use
- Melt butter in microwave.
- Whisk in cocoa until no lumps remain.
- Add eggs, sugar, vanilla and flour and whisk until smooth.
- Mixture will be thick.
- Add 1 1/2 9-oz. bags of chocolate morsels with mint filling and stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
- Spray a 10×15” baking dish heavily with cooking spray.
- Spread brownie batter into prepared dish.
- Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool brownies completely.
- Smooth icing over top.
- Allow icing to harden before cutting into bars. [br]
- Melt remaining bag and a half of chocolate morsels with mint filling over low heat in saucepan.
- Stir continually until morsels melt.
- Be careful not to allow the morsels to scorch.
- Once mixture is smooth, spread over top of cooled brownies with a knife.
- Allow icing to harden before cutting into bars.
It’s hard to stay out of Chocolate Mint Brownies once you start eating them!
Don’t Chocolate Mint Brownies look terrific?
Chocolate Mint Brownies are wonderful for holidays like Christmas, Valentine’s Day or St. Patrick’s Day.