Chocolate Mint Brownies
Chocolate Mint Brownies are delicious homemade fudge brownies layered with sweet mint frosting and topped with easy chocolate ganache. This heavenly combo is perfect for parties or gathers and always gets rave reviews!
Servings: 24 brownies
- 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 Tbsp milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 4 drops green food coloring
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13'' inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Add the butter and the unsweetened chocolate (chopped into chunks) and place together in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on low power in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. Set aside to cool, stirring occasionally.
In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, granulated sugar, and vanilla. Slowly add the melted chocolate, while mixing. In a separate small bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder. Stir the flour mixture into the chocolate batter, just until combined. Don't over-mix.
Pour batter into greased pan and bake for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool.
Mix the butter until nice and fluffy. Add the remaining ingredients into the mixing bowl and mix until nice and creamy.
Spread over the cooled brownies. Place in the refrigerator while preparing the ganache.
Heat the cream and butter until just barely simmering. Pour over the chocolate chips and stir until smooth and glossy. Stir in the mint extract.
Spread the ganache evenly over the mint layer. Refrigerate for an hour or so until the chocolate layer has set.
Cut into squares and serve. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.