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Mint Layer Brownies

These will be quite a hit with guests who will love the contrast between the dark chocolate and sweet mint layer. Normally I don’t use box mixes but I did this time! If you are inclined, bake brownies from scratch.

chocolate mint browniesMint Layer Brownies


Brownie layer:
2 packages of brownie mix (I used Hershey’s Ultimate Chocolate Brownie Mix)

Mint layer:
4 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 cup of butter, melted
1/4 cup of fat-free milk
1 teaspoon of peppermint extract

1 1/2 cups of dark chocolate chips
6 tablespoons of butter


    1. Prepare brownie mixes according to the directions on the box, spreading them into a 18×26 full size sheet pan, coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
    2. To prepare the mint layer, combine powdered sugar, melted butter, milk and extract in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer until smooth. Spread mint mixture over cooled cake.
    3. To prepare the glaze, combine the chocolate chips and butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high for 1 minute or until melted; stirring after 30 seconds. Let stand 2 minutes. Stir to combine. Spread chocolate mixture evenly over top. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Yield: 60 brownies
Source: Adapted from Cooking Light


21 Responses to “Mint Layer Brownies”

  1. These look delicious! I’ve made a very similar recipe and the mint-chocolate combination is so good. It’s funny how we take so many things for granted, but it’s nice that we have the option of so many choices when people in other countries aren’t always as fortunate.

    Posted by Erin | October 9, 2008, 3:51 pm
  2. I loved reading this post. It’s so true, so many choices are so overwelming sometimes. So many choices in some places, so little in others! You did great chosing mint! Borownies look delicious!

    Posted by Clumbsy Cookie | October 9, 2008, 4:04 pm
  3. our absolute favorite… mint+chocolate! Yum!

    Posted by RecipeGirl | October 9, 2008, 4:46 pm
  4. I remember seeing these awhile ago on the cover of Cooking Light, but I forgot about them. They look delicious- as does your brownie cake!

    Posted by Mary Ann | October 9, 2008, 4:51 pm
  5. Mint and chocolate are one of the greates combos ever! It looks delicious =D Thanks for sharing =)

    Posted by Isa | October 9, 2008, 7:21 pm
  6. These look *absolutely* amazing. I loooooove mint & chocolate combinations & this dessert looks so decadent! I always find myself with too many choices when it comes to recipes…& then I don't make anything at all! It takes me so long when I have to choose…well…just about anything.

    Posted by Sarah | October 9, 2008, 9:16 pm
  7. wow! These are impressive! I’d also quite like to see an orange variation, now that you mentioned it! hehe

    Posted by farawayme | October 10, 2008, 1:52 am
  8. silly me! I put the wrong blog link above! x

    Posted by bbaking | October 10, 2008, 1:55 am
  9. Too many choices are indeed overwhelming at times…those brownies look so delish1

    Posted by sunita | October 10, 2008, 4:15 am
  10. Brownie looks so delicious.Here in Belgium some shopsdon’t accept 100 € notes too

    Posted by Happy cook | October 10, 2008, 8:09 am
  11. I always wish someone would just make my decisions for me!! I love mint brownies, and yours look fabulous!

    Posted by Deborah | October 10, 2008, 11:02 am
  12. These look delicious. I love the creamy layer of mint.

    Posted by bricole | October 10, 2008, 3:36 pm
  13. Erin – Thanks! I do enjoy mint & chocolate together. Yes, the amount of choices can be amazing!Clumbsy Cookie – Thank you! Recipe Girl – One of my favorites too!Mary Ann – Yes they did make the cover! Isa – I agree, they do go well together!Sarah – It does come out looking rather decadent for little work!Bev – I think orange may taste really good. …I was wondering!Sunita – Overwhelming can be sort of an understatement!Happy Cook – I am rather used to those types of restrictions. But they are few in the US.Deborah – I do too! These were tasty!Bricole – It reminded me of a peppermint patty – so delicious!

    Posted by Gretchen Noelle | October 11, 2008, 10:29 am
  14. Thanks for the recipe. A co-worker raved about making this same exact brownie but didn’t know what happened to the recipe. Yours looked great, BTW!~ingrid

    Posted by Ingrid | October 11, 2008, 7:35 pm
  15. Oh my those look good.

    Posted by Peabody | October 12, 2008, 4:04 am
  16. chocolate + mint are one of the best combinations around! these look great!

    Posted by Megan | October 12, 2008, 7:52 pm
  17. oh wow, those are like a cross between york peppermint patties and girl scout thin mint cookies :) yum!

    Posted by Jaime | October 12, 2008, 8:21 pm
  18. These look delicious. I love choc mint slice and choc mint cookies, so I am sure that these would be fantastic.

    Posted by Cakelaw | October 13, 2008, 6:36 am
  19. I tore this recipe out of Cooking Light back when it was published and still haven’t made it. I’m glad to hear they’re good – I’ll have to try them. Love your pics!

    Posted by Melissa | October 13, 2008, 7:41 pm
  20. Mint with chocolate brownies sounds so good!

    Posted by Kevin | October 17, 2008, 5:57 am
  21. this looks dreadfully delicious – the kind of thing i can eat in NZ where i have unlimited choice in my food and every other part of my life. but here in the little mediterranean island town that i live, this isn’t a choice. for a start we can’t even get brownie mis – we have to make it ourselves. peppermint extract isn’t available either, so we’d have to use a peppermint liqueur instead.since i cant make these scrumptious treats where i live, i will simply drool over yours!

    Posted by MEDITERRANEAN KIWI | October 25, 2008, 2:14 pm

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