Thick and fudgy brownies layered with sweet mint frosting and easy chocolate ganache. The classic mint chocolate combination!
Recipe #3 of the Christmas Cookie Palooza combines the mighty forces of mint and chocolate. I’m aware that brownies aren’t technically cookies but sometimes dessert just doesn’t have to make any sense. Like a recipe using cookie dough and salty pretzels and a dip in chocolate. No sense. But who cares? PS: make those.
I remember making these brownies for a Christmas party years ago. When I was a single lady without a food blog because food blogs were (are?) nerdy and weird. Along with my swirled chocolate covered pretzels (one of the first recipes published on my blog!), these classic mint chocolate brownies disappeared. Shocking.
I decided to make the mint chocolate brownies again this year for three reasons. I mean three people. Me, Kevin, and my friend Katy who is turning 30 this weekend. We are serious mint chocolate lovers and I know you are too. Common, I know you’ve eaten this mint chocolate frosting with a spoon before too. Or is that just me?
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 TBSP milk
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Mint Icing ingredients
3 TBSP butter melted
2 TBSP milk
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp mint extract
2-3 drops green food coloring
Easy Chocolate Frosting ingredient
3 TBSP butter
1/4 cup chocolate chips
2 TBSP milk
1 cup powdered sugar
To make Homemade Brownie Recipe:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Whisk together sugar and butter. Add eggs, vanilla, cocoa powder and milk and whisk until smooth.
Stir in flour, salt and mini chocolate chips, stirring until flour is well incorporated.
Bake for 30 minutes, until brownies are set. Remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes before frosting.
To make Mint frosting: Combine all ingredients. Whisk until smooth. Pour over cooled brownies. Gently spread frosting over the entire surface of brownies. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before topping with the chocolate frosting.
To make Chocolate frosting: Combine butter, chocolate chips and milk in a bowl. Microwave for 45 seconds. Add powdered sugar and whisk until smooth. Pour frosting over cooled brownies, on top of the mint frosting. Let fully cool to set.