Mint Brownies
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
 
Mint Brownies with a thick fudgy brownie, topped with a creamy mint layer and topped with a silky chocolate layer.
Course: Bars, Dessert
Servings: 9
Author: Countryside Cravings
Ingredients
  • BROWNIE LAYER
  • 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • pinch salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • MINT LAYER
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 3 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • 4 -6 drops green food coloring optional
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • pinch salt
  • CHOCOLATE TOPPING
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 8x8 inch or 9x9 inch baking pan, set aside.
  2. BROWNIE LAYER: In a small microwave safe bowl melt the bittersweet chocolate and butter in 15 second intervals stirring after each until smooth and melted. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat together the eggs, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Add in the flour, salt and chocolate mixture and mix just until combined. Spread into prepared baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely before spreading on the mint layer.
  3. MINT LAYER: In a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Mix in the mint extract and food coloring if desired. Slowly add in the powdered sugar and salt. Spread over cooled brownie layer and chill for 25-30 mintues.
  4. CHOCOLATE TOPPING: in a small microwave safe bowl combine the chocolate chips and cream. Microwave in 15 second intervals stirring after each until smooth and melted. Spread carefully over the mint layer. Chill for 25-30 minutes or until chocolate is firm. Cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

Brownie layer adapted from Ina Garten