From the Recipe Box: Chocolate Mint Brownies

by kitchenarian on January 16, 2011

Sous Chef is heading back to school today and I guess it is time since we have run out of flour, eggs and sugar from all the baking we have been doing. We did manage to get in one last item before her departure. I kept suggesting new items to bake, but in the end, Sous Chef wanted chocolate mint brownies, a dessert that I have been making since she was a baby. So, of course, that is what I made.

This recipe is best described as a cake-like brownie or a dense brownie-like cake. Let’s just say it is wonderfully delicious. This is a three layer brownie, while not difficult to make at all can be rather time consuming since each layer has to set before the next layer can be added. The recipe comes from my local Junior League cookbook.


Brownie Layer:
1 cup sugar
½ cup butter, softened
4 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 (16 ounce) can Hershey’s chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mint Layer:
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
½ cup butter, softened
4 tablespoons Crème de Menthe

Chocolate Layer:
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
6 tablespoons butter

Brownie layer: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs, flour, salt, chocolate syrup and vanilla. Pour batter into greased and floured 9 x 13 baking pan and bake for 30 minutes. Cool completely.

Mint layer: Combine confectioner’s sugar, butter and Crème de Menthe. Stir until smooth. Spread on cooled cake. Refrigerate until this layer is set.

Chocolate layer: Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler. Stir until smooth. Let cool slightly and spread on cake. Refrigerate until this top layer is set. Cut into small squares and serve.


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Mateja January 16, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Wow, what a decadent cake! All the best for our babies (that are not babies anymore) right? Thank you for sharing ^_^


Kori January 16, 2011 at 2:24 pm

These brownies are the best. My mom made a version of these for us each year at St. Patrick’s Day, but we loved them so much that they were often requested for birthday treats too.


Annie January 16, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I love chocolate and mint brownies but I’ve never had them this way. I love the vibrant green layer. I bet these are definitely worth the time!


something_good January 16, 2011 at 2:57 pm

wow, they are amazing! it’s like having after eights with pound cake (my dream :))


Cakewalker January 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm



Liz January 16, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Beautiful! My neighbor makes these, too…love ’em!


Christina January 16, 2011 at 5:50 pm

These are gorgeous! Your photos are beautiful too!


Kate @ January 16, 2011 at 5:51 pm

WOW I’m going to eat up my screen! That photo is beautiful!


Toby January 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm

As always – a beautiful post! Chocolate / mint just makes me weak at the knees….really… I’ve lost all control and fell on the floor.


UVAMOM2 January 16, 2011 at 6:10 pm

I remember these brownies! A delicious gift from you many years ago! They are scrumptious! And your photo is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the recipe.


Medeja January 16, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I like everything with chocolate and mint 🙂 Though I dont think I have ever tried such brownies, Im sure I would love them and would finish most myself 🙂
Picture looks really great 🙂


Dee Dee's Delights January 16, 2011 at 7:09 pm

MMMM mint and chocolate my two favorite combos so yummy!


Tiffany January 16, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I love each and every layer of this brownie!


Cakewhiz January 16, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Beautiful photo. I love the three layers of deliciousness!


Nikki January 16, 2011 at 10:10 pm

This is beautiful! Yum…


Holly B @ Recipes from a Normal Mum January 17, 2011 at 5:56 am

Oh wow – I just love the colour of these! I need to get to the shops now and buy some crème de menthe!


Stephanie January 17, 2011 at 8:24 am

Oooh, I love the addition of mint to these. And the color, especially that lovely mint green layer that graces those brownies. Looks so luscious and moist. 🙂


Happy When Not Hungry January 17, 2011 at 9:49 am

Wow this looks amazing!! I love the chocolate and mint combo. Your photos are beautiful!


RavieNomNoms January 17, 2011 at 10:06 am

Those are GORGEOUS! I bet they taste amazing too!!


Kristen January 17, 2011 at 10:11 am

When I was in college, this was my favorite dessert to buy in the campus bakery. I have never attempted them. I may have to change that soon. Looks delicious.


Adriana January 17, 2011 at 10:30 am

Oh my! An Andes bar on steroids!


Lindsey at Burn Me Not January 17, 2011 at 11:07 am

How delightful! I love mint, and these brownies look amazing! I’m bookmarking this recipe for sure. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen January 17, 2011 at 12:27 pm

My roommate in grad school made these all the time and they are amazing! Great looking bars!


Celia January 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Love the recipe resurrection – and the choco-mint combo! Yum…


Lauren January 17, 2011 at 3:59 pm

These look delightful! I love the contrasting colors of the chocolate brownie and the layer of mint. Love!


lisabbakes January 17, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Very nice!


Chef Dennis January 17, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Mint and chocolate go so well together, you have created a taste sensation with that brownie! I should make this for my girls, they will love it! What a beautiful dessert!


Boulder Locavore January 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Sister! You are on a role. The Queen of All Things Delicious! These look great! As does everything you are cranking out at the moment that is sewing up the Foodbuzz Top 25! Bravo. So love knowing I can pop by for a great dessert idea!


thecountrycook January 18, 2011 at 8:12 am

First of all, let me say that your picture is amazing! It looks like an Andes chocolate mint but in brownie form. I’m definitely bookmarking this recipe!


Becky January 18, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Delicious! I made similar cookies.


briarrose January 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Minty heaven! These look absolutely fabulous. Do I need to say “wanties?” 😉


David January 18, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Those are beauitful! I will have to bring them by a St. Patrick’s Day party I’ll be attending.


Amy January 19, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Nice work. The colors look great, like something I would want to paint on my walls. Except I stopped eating paint a while ago.


Dina January 22, 2011 at 10:37 am

these look yummy! always wanted to make them.


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