St. Patty’s Day Chocolate Mint Brownies!

You guys ready to make some not-so-healthy but amazingly delicious brownies?!  Seriously, this recipe will have your friends, family, coworkers, etc. all begging for more!  I usually bake these treats for my husband’s office and for the holiday parties around Christmas time but they’re also perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration!

Here’s my mom’s famous Chocolate Mint Brownie recipe:

Ingredients

For the brownie base:

  • 4 squares melted chocolate (Bakers unsweetened)
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the mint filling:

  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar (1 lb box)
  • 8 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint flavoring
  • 4 tablespoon sour cream
  • 3-4 drops green food coloring

For the top chocolate layer:

  • 4 squares melted chocolate (Bakers unsweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter 

Directions

1. Preheat oven 350°F.  Spray a 9 x 13″ pan with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Combine the ingredients for the brownie base in a large bowl and mix together.  Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for 25-30 minutes (bake less if you’re using a glass pan).  Once brownies are done, set them aside to cool completely (about 1 hour).

3. In a large bowl, combine the ingredients for the mint filling and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.  Spread evenly over the chilled brownies and refrigerate (about 30-60 minutes).

4. Add the ingredients for the top chocolate layer in a small microwavable bowl.  Microwave until the butter and chocolate are melted and then stir until the mixture is smooth.  

5. Pour the chocolate over the mint layer and smooth it out with a butter knife.  Refrigerate for about an hour or until the coating hardens (when the top layer appears more dull than shiny).  Cut the brownies into little 1 or 2″ squares (tip: wet the knife for easier/cleaner cutting) and store them covered in the refrigerator. 

Enjoy!

**P.S. I know these directions are a little complicated but it’s soooo worth it in the end!  The trickiest part is the timing between each layer and when to cut the brownies.  If you cut them too soon, then the knife sticks to the top chocolate layer but if you wait too long (which I usually do) then the brownies crack and break when you cut them.  So practice makes perfect when it comes to making these brownies. Good luck! :)

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Looking for more St. Patty’s Day recipes?  You should head over to this fun blog for the lucky (recipe) linkup!

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Comments

  1. Erin K. says:

    Looks Delish!!! 😋

  2. Megan S says:

    Delicious! When are you making them again??!!!!!

  3. Yum!! These were so good! So glad you dropped off two so I can have one after lunch! Thanks for sharing!

  4. These look amazing! I’m so adding this to my St. Patty’s menu! Thanks for sharing and linking up!

  5. Laura Boehler says:

    Omg Finally the secret recipe is released!! These are the best things I’ve ever tasted!! You should sell these to bakeries all over!! I can’t wait to make them I can already tast them now!! :)

  6. YUMM! I’m so glad I was paired with you for the recipe swap!! :) I will most definitely be making these on the weekend.

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