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

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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21 Responses

  1. Erin says:

    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.

  2. Clumbsy Cookie says:

    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!

  3. RecipeGirl says:

    our absolute favorite… mint+chocolate! Yum!

  4. Mary Ann says:

    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!

  5. Isa says:

    Mint and chocolate are one of the greates combos ever! It looks delicious =D Thanks for sharing =)

  6. Sarah says:

    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.

  7. farawayme says:

    wow! These are impressive! I’d also quite like to see an orange variation, now that you mentioned it! hehe

  8. bbaking says:

    silly me! I put the wrong blog link above! x

  9. sunita says:

    Too many choices are indeed overwhelming at times…those brownies look so delish1

  10. Happy cook says:

    Brownie looks so delicious.Here in Belgium some shopsdon’t accept 100 € notes too

  11. Deborah says:

    I always wish someone would just make my decisions for me!! I love mint brownies, and yours look fabulous!

  12. bricole says:

    These look delicious. I love the creamy layer of mint.

  13. Gretchen Noelle says:

    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!

  14. Ingrid says:

    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

  15. Peabody says:

    Oh my those look good.

  16. Megan says:

    chocolate + mint are one of the best combinations around! these look great!

  17. Jaime says:

    oh wow, those are like a cross between york peppermint patties and girl scout thin mint cookies 🙂 yum!

  18. Cakelaw says:

    These look delicious. I love choc mint slice and choc mint cookies, so I am sure that these would be fantastic.

  19. Melissa says:

    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!

  20. Kevin says:

    Mint with chocolate brownies sounds so good!


    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!

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