Chocolate Mint Brownies

March 14, 2016
3 Ratings
Photo by Posie Harwood
  • Makes 12 medium brownies
Author Notes

Chocolate and mint are one of the most perfect dessert pairings, in my opinion. Mint is refreshing enough to balance out even the richest, fudgiest brownies. This recipe yields a dense, moist brownie that freezes wonderfully. I used two types of mint (mint-infused chocolate and mint candy) to really up the flavor. —Posie (Harwood) Brien

What You'll Need
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 75 grams dark chocolate mint bar (I used Lindt; you can use regular dark chocolate if you can't find a dark chocolate mint bar), chopped
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy (candy canes work well)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease an 8- by 8-inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter with the unsweetened chocolate. Stir until smooth and completely melted.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and mint chocolate. Stir until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add the flour to the chocolate and stir until the batter is smooth.
  6. Stir in the crushed peppermint and pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the brownies begin to pull away from the edges of the pan and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs clinging to it.
  8. Let the brownies cool in the pan before slicing.

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2 Reviews

judy June 27, 2017
i find that most chocolate mint bars-including Lindt, are not nearly minty enough. I always add a few drops of peppermint oil to the melting chocolate to get it well infused with mint. I am not a fan of the candies, so I add a few drops to the batter as well....very good
Jeremy K. March 26, 2016
Made this, fantastic taste and texture to the brownie. Mint is just right and not too sweet. I made frosting and added this as I love things very sweet!