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Mint Brownies with Chocolate Ganache

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Mint brownies with chocolate ganache is the perfect dessert for St. Patrick’s Day and festive parties all year round! Luscious mint frosting and bakery-style ganache are spread over a brownie base. Get your fork ready for these mint chocolate brownies! This is a must-make recipe.

Mint Brownies with mint frosting and chocolate ganache.

INGREDIENTS FOR MINT BROWNIES

These are the ingredients for the brownie base:

  • Melted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Pure Vanilla extract
  • Large eggs
  • Dark cocoa
  • Baking powder
  • Sea salt
  • All-purpose flour
  • Pure mint extract
  • Optional garnish: Andes Mints

MINT FROSTING INGREDIENTS

  • Powdered sugar
  • Softened butter
  • Sea salt
  • Heavy cream
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Pure mint extract
  • Green food coloring

CHOCOLATE GANACHE INGREDIENTS

  • Heavy cream
  • Semi-sweet chocolate (good quality)

Mint Brownies with Chocolate Ganache


DECADENT CHOCOLATE DESSERTS

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THE BEST MINT BROWNIE RECIPE

RECIPE PREP: Adjust oven rack to the center position. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease an 8×8-inch pan.

Follow these easy steps for making this mint brownie recipe:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix melted butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and mint extract.
  2. Stir in the eggs.
  3. Add the cocoa. As you stir, break up as many large lumps as possible.
  4. Add baking powder and salt. Stir briefly.
  5. Add in flour. Mix to incorporate.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.

Mint Brownies baked in an 8X8-inch pan.

HOW TO MAKE MINT FROSTING

Making a batch of scrumptious mint frosting is a complete breeze!

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar together. Mixture will be dry and crumbly.
  2. Add  heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat on high until smooth.
  3. Add mint extract 1/8 teaspoon at a time until desired flavor is reached.
  4. Add a few drops of green food coloring. Mix again.

Mint frosting for mint brownies.

HOW TO FROST MINT BROWNIES

Get your icing spatula ready! It’s time for the fun stuff.

  1. Once the brownies have completely cooled, apply the frosting in a smooth layer.
  2. Stick the mint brownies into the freezer for 25-30 minutes or until the mint frosting has hardened.

How to Make Mint Frosting

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  1. Snap the bars of semi-sweet chocolate into small pieces.
  2. In a saucepan, boil heavy cream over medium/high heat. Once it reaches a boil, turn off the heat.
  3. Add chocolate to the cream. Stir until the chocolate has completely melted and is fully incorporated.
  4. Transfer the chocolate ganache to a heat-resistant bowl.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until cool.

Once the ganache reaches room temperature, it’s ready to be used for this mint brownies recipe.

Mint Brownies Recipe

HOW TO ASSEMBLE CHOCOLATE MINT BROWNIES

  1. Once the mint brownies cool in their pan, spread the mint frosting over the top.
  2. Stick the pan in the freezer for 25-30 minutes or until the frosting has hardened up enough so that when you press a finger down on the frosting there is resistance.
  3. Pour cooled chocolate ganache over top of mint frosting. Spread it over the surface.
  4. Return pan to freezer for an additional 25-30 minutes so ganache can harden up. This will make it easier to slice the mint brownies into squares.
  5. If desired, top each Mint Brownie with an Andes Mint.

Andes Mint Brownies

EXPERT TIPS FOR MINT BROWNIES

  • HOW TO MAKE SLICING MINT BROWNIES EASIER:Place the brownies, still in their pan, in the freezer to chill until the ganache hardens. For slicing, run a sharp knife under hot water. Dry the knife thoroughly with a dishcloth. Cut the brownies immediately.
  • HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE QUICKER: Use boxed brownie mix and a tub of white pre-made frosting! Add drops of mint extract and green food coloring to the frosting, as desired.

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Mint Brownies with mint frosting and chocolate ganache.

Mint Brownies with Chocolate Ganache


Description

Delicious mint brownies are the perfect treat for chocolate lovers! This dessert is iced with fabulous mint frosting, then covered with decadent chocolate ganache. When it comes to the best brownie recipe, this one’s a keeper!


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Ingredients

INGREDIENTS FOR MINT BROWNIES

  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup), melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup Hershey’s dark cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

INGREDIENTS FOR MINT FROSTING 

  • 21/4 powdered sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream (same as heavy whipping cream)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/81/2 teaspoon pure mint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Green food coloring

INGREDIENTS FOR CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  • 1 + 1/2 cups heavy cream (same as heavy whipping cream)
  • 4 four-ounce semisweet chocolate baking bars (high quality), snapped into small pieces

OPTIONAL GARNISH

  • Andes Mints

Instructions

DIRECTIONS FOR MINT BROWNIES

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease an 8X8 baking pan with butter. If you would rather pull the brownies out of the pan instead of serving them inside it, line the pan with an oversized piece parchment paper that hangs slightly over the sides.
  2. With a wooden spoon or spatula, mix the melted butter and granulated sugar until well combined. Add the eggs, vanilla extract and mint extract. Stir well. Add in the cocoa. Mix to blend while also breaking up as many lumps as possible. Stir in the baking powder and salt. Add the flour and mix until fully incorporated.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow the brownies to cool completely in the pan before adding the mint frosting.

DIRECTIONS FOR MINT FROSTING

  1. With a mixer, beat the butter and sugar together. The mixture will be dry and crumbly. Add the heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat on high until smooth.
  2. Add the mint extract 1/8 teaspoon at a time until you reach the desired mint flavor. Add in a few drops of green food coloring and mix again.
  3. When the brownies have cooled completely, frost the brownies with mint frosting. Stick the mint brownies into the freezer for 25-30 minutes or until the mint frosting has hardened.

DIRECTIONS FOR CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the heavy cream to a boil. Turn off the heat and add the pieces of chocolate. With a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir the mixture until all of the chocolate has melted and is fully incorporated.
  2. Transfer the chocolate ganache to a heat-safe bowl with a spout. Refrigerate the ganache just until it cools down to room temperature.
  3. Pour the ganache over the top of the frosted mint brownies and spread it out evenly over the frosting. Stick the mint brownies into the freezer for about 25-30 minutes or until the ganache has hardened. If desired, garnish the brownies with Andes Mints just before the ganache has completely hardened.

HOW TO SERVE MINT BROWNIES

Slice the mint brownies into nine squares. Enjoy with a glass of milk or coffee!


Notes

EXPERT TIPS FOR MINT BROWNIES

  • HOW TO MAKE SLICING MINT BROWNIES EASIER:Place the brownies, still in their pan, in the freezer to chill until the ganache hardens. For slicing, run a sharp knife under hot water. Dry the knife thoroughly with a dishcloth. Cut the brownies immediately.
  • HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE QUICKER: Use boxed brownie mix and a tub of white pre-made frosting! Add drops of mint extract and green food coloring to the frosting, as desired.
  • Category: dessert, party
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: mint brownies, mint chocolate brownies

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24 thoughts on “Mint Brownies with Chocolate Ganache”

  1. Hi! I noticed you’re in Sacramento and I’m in sac too! I’m just starting my blog and I was wondering if you had any links to how to do your own photography for your posts. I have a dslr but I’m not very skilled at it

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  2. Oh my word, these are amazing!! I’m a sucker for a thick ganache layer, but paired with the homemade brownie and mint filling, this is perfection!

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  3. I made these for dessert last week for St. Patrick’s day and they were a hit! So good and delicious…I was hoping to bring some home, but they were all eaten! Off to make another batch this week.

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  4. Oh my goodness I just saved this to my food Pinterest Board! Mint is my favorite flavor right now so I can’t wait to try these!

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