Mint Brownies

Anything mint flavored is probably always my first choice for dessert. Mint chocolate chip ice cream? My favorite!

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So naturally, when I saw this recipe from Paula Deen for mint brownies, I was all over it.

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First, let’s take a break for some pet photos. Here is Brinklie the cat “hiding” in Mr. FeistyEats jacket. The little blue/purple thing on the lower left is her favorite toy mouse that she has pretty much destroyed. I believe she is sneaking up on it here. So cute.

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And here is Winston, not caring about anything except avoiding the stupid cat.

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This is a Paula Deen recipe y’all, so you know there is butter involved!

Ingredients

  • 1 cups (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 11/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 (10-ounce) package Creme de Menthe baking chips (recommended: Andes) – reserve a handful for the topping

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan.

Using an electric mixer, combine butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla, mixing well.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and baking powder. Gradually stir into butter mixture. Fold in mint chips. Spoon into greased pan. Bake for 35 minutes.

While brownies are baking, prepare frosting. Combine butter, cocoa, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and milk in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until dry ingredients are moistened. Beat at high speed until spreading consistency.

Remove pan from the oven and allow brownies to cool in pan on wire rack. Spread with chocolate frosting. Top with a few extra Andes mint chips.

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Another thick, fudgy brownie batter.

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I mixed the chips in by hand.

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Before and after.

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And mixing up some frosting at 9:30 on a Friday night. Winner!

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I won’t say this frosting was my favorite – it was very sweet and did work well with the fudgy brownies but it was a little stiff. Pretty it up by adding some Andes chips to the top and push them down slightly so they stick.

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These are plenty sweet, so a small piece will do for you!

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Fudgy bottom, sweet topping. Total minty. Oh and I will say, when making that frosting, don’t forget to melt the butter. Just saying. I “bet” if you did forget you would have to throw it out and start over. Grrrr! Maybe that is why I didn’t care for this frosting in the end. Don’t get me wrong, these were great but that frosting ticked me off! I need to follow directions better.

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Brinklie approves! Enjoy.

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About Feisty Eats

I love to eat, entertain, exercise and try new life adventures. I am in my 30's and have a great husband, dog (Winston) and cat (Brinklie). I love to try or make new recipes and drink new beers.
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