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Best Frosted Mint Brownies

The BEST Frosted Mint Brownies I have ever made or tasted! Made with a fudgy brownie topped with whipped mint buttercream and a dreamy chocolate glaze!

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate
Servings: 24
Calories: 297kcal
Author: Clean Fingers Laynie

Equipment

  • Parchment Paper
  • Cooking Spray

Ingredients

Brownie Ingredients

  • 4 oz Unsweetened Chocolate Bar
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

Mint Frosting Ingredients

  • 2-3 tbsp Milk
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 1/2  tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 1/4 cup Butter Softened
  • 2-3 drops Food Coloring (optional)

Chocolate Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 4 tbsp Butter

Instructions

Brownie Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9" x 13" baking dish with parchment paper, and spray the top of the parchment paper with cooking spray.
  • Very finely chop the unsweetened chocolate. Add chocolate and butter to a small bowl. Microwave, in 30 second increments, stirring after each increment, until butter and chocolate are melted (about 1 - 1 1/2 minutes). Set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, stir together flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix with a mixer for 2 minutes until mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Slowly, add melted chocolate to egg and butter mixture. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Gradually, fold in flour mixture into chocolate mixture just until flour is incorporated.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking dish and smooth the top of the batter with an offset spatula.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the brownies comes out clean. Cool completely for 1-2 hours*.

Mint Frosting Preparation

  • In a mixing bowl, combine milk, powdered sugar, peppermint extract, softened butter, and food coloring (if using), and using a mixer, mix until smooth. Using an offset spatula, spread frosting evenly on top of brownies. Refrigerate brownies while preparing the chocolate glaze.

Chocolate Glaze Preparation

  • Add chocolate chips and butter to a small bowl. Microwave, for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, until butter and chocolate are melted. Allow the glaze to cool for 2-3 minutes.
  • Using an offset spatula, spread glaze evenly on top of brownies. Refrigerate brownies until the chocolate is set (about 15-30 minutes).
  • Remove the brownies from the pan, and cut into 24 portions. For clean slices, rinse your knife in hot water, and dry with a kitchen towel, between cuts.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Estimated Nutrition (per serving):  Fat 15 g, Carbohydrate 39 g, Dietary Fiber 2 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium 72 mg
*To speed up cooling time, place brownies in the fridge.
Store any leftover brownies in the fridge covered with plastic wrap. Before eating, remove the brownies from the fridge and let come to room temperature (about 15 minutes).
–Recipe adapted from Everyday Insanity.