Chocolate Mint Brownies

filed under: Brownies on February 1, 2019

Kick your brownies up a notch with these rich chocolate brownies topped with mint frosting! I used my Brownie Recipe and added some mint buttercream and an easy ganache to create one of our favorite brownie treats!

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Chocolate Mint Brownies

I think it’s safe to say that I am a brownie girl. Put a piece a cake, a brownie, and a cookie in front of me and I will pick the brownie all day long. I have many recipes on my site and we honestly make them all the time! The favorite are; The Best Brownies, Zucchini Brownies, Mocha Brownies, and Blueberry Brownies just to name a few!

Chocolate Mint Brownies

How to Make Chocolate Mint Brownies

Give yourself a few extra minutes for the chilling time in this recipe, as you will achieve the best results when the brownies are properly cooled.

  • Prepare the brownie recipe below and allow it to cool.
  • Mix up the mint buttercream and smooth over the cool brownies. I like to use an offset spatula here.
  • Prepare the ganache and then spread/pour it over the buttercream.
  • Chill for at least an hour and then serve!


Brownies with Chocolate Ganache

Easy Chocolate Ganache

This ganache is one that does not use heavy cream and could not be easier. I opted to add my chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl with the butter. Heat them together until the chips look glossy and the butter is mostly melted. Then stir! If there are a few chips not fully melted when you start stirring that’s ok, they will slowly melt and combine beautifully as you whisk the chocolate and butter together. If some of your chocolate is not fully melted you can pop it back into the microwave for 10 seconds, but keep a very close eye on the chocolate as you do not want it to seize. If your chocolate has seized, melt 1 tablespoon more butter and stir vigorously into the chocolate. You should be able to recover it.

Another version of this recipe is to place your chocolate in a bowl and set aside. Heat butter in a small saucepan or microwave until melted. Pour over the chocolate chips and let sit for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then start stirring!

I like this recipe because it hardens up nicely, tastes yummy, and I like to think I burned enough calories stirring to eat at least two brownies. 😉


Easy Mint Chocolate Brownies

How Long Have Brownies Been Around?

It is said that the brownie originated in America in the 1900s. The myth is that it was a mistake… forgotten baking powder in a cake or the accidental addition of melted chocolate to biscuit recipes, and thank goodness that mistake was made!

Brownies today are meant to be eaten with your hands, more of a finger food than cake. The modern definition of a brownie is a “bar” not technically cake. However, there are so many recipes for brownie bars and cake-like brownies that I think everyone is right. I prefer a fudgy brownie so often need a fork just to get it to my mouth!

Bonus: You can make the filling PINK by simply adding red food color instead of green. A perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

5 from 2 votes
Chocolate Mint Brownies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
cooling time
2 hrs
Total Time
22 mins

Kicking up an already amazing Brownie Recipe with mint and more chocolate! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie recipe, chocolate mint brownies
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 426 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1/2 cup (113g) butter, melted then cooled slightly
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/2 cup (63g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Mint Filling
  • 2 cups (250g) confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup (113g) butter, softened
  • 3/4 tsp mint extract
  • 2-3 drops green food color
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
Chocolate Topping
  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter, diced into tablespoons
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt butter and set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Sift together all dry ingredients in a medium bowl.

  4. In a small bowl, beat two eggs with the vanilla. Pour into dry ingredients and gently stir.
  5. Pour the melted butter into brownie mixture and mix until just incorporated.
  6. Spread batter in a prepared 9-inch cake pan and bake for 22-25 minutes
  7. Cool completely.

Mint Filling
  1. In a small bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup butter, mint extract, food color, and water. 

  2. Spread evenly over the cooled brownies, then chill until set.

Chocolate Topping
  1. In a small bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave, melt 5 tablespoons of butter and the chocolate chips, stirring occasionally until smooth.

  2. Allow to cool slightly, then spread over the top of the mint layer. 
  3. Cover, and chill for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares.

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  • Beth says:

    This is very close to the mint brownie recipe I have used for over 40 years. One big difference is that I use mint extract instead of vanilla in the brownies themselves and 1 cube of butter to one cup of chocolate chips for the glaze on top. Also it takes a little more green food coloring for the green color we like. The brownies have put all other mint brownies to shame according to everyone we have given then to which is a lot over two states.

    • Amanda says:

      Sounds wonderful Beth!

  • kelly says:

    These mint brownies look fabulous! I have a question: if all you have is sweetened cocoa, would you decrease the amount of granular sugar that the recipe calls for? if so, by how much/

    • Amanda says:

      I have not made these with sweetened cocoa, but yes, I would decrease some of the sugar. You may want to taste test as you go as the results will be quite different. 🙂

  • EL says:

    Happy, happy Birthday – May it be as wonderful as you! Enjoy your special day!


  • Lucinda Reams says:

    Happy birthday! I hope your day is very special!

    Thanks for the recipe. Will make today.

  • Patricia Neuffer says:

    Sounds divinely deeelish! Love your baking and cooking blogs!

    • B.J. Brooks says:

      Happy Belated Birthday.
      Hope your day was Special.
      Thanks for the recipe,will definitely make soon.Love your blogs.Have a great Tuesday…

  • Foodiewife says:

    I’m so excited to be reunited with a similar recipe I made many years ago. This is it! I can’t wait to make them!

  • Mary says:

    Do you have to use the butter in the icing ?
    I am not a. If fan of butter

  • Sylvia Dixon says:

    Definitely going to try your recipes.