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Mint Chocolate Brownies

Jessie M
Mint chocolate brownies are made up of a chewy brownie base, a layer of mint buttercream, and topped with chocolate ganache. Perfect for mint chocolate lovers!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Course dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 brownies

Ingredients
  

Brownie Batter

  • 4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate melted
  • 1/2 C salted butter melted
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 3/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips

Mint Buttercream

  • 1/2 C salted butter at room temperature
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp green food colouring optional

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tbsp heavy cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a 8×8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper.

Brownie Batter

  • Chop and melt the bakers chocolate in the microwave. Do this by microwaving in 20 second increments and stirring in between. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter and sugar and whisk by hand until smooth.
    1/2 C salted butter, 1 C white sugar
  • Add in the eggs, peppermint extract, and vanilla and vigorously mix for a three minutes.
    2 large eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • Pour in the melted chocolate and whisk until mixture is well combined.
    4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate
  • Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Using a rubber spatula mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined. Do not over mix.
    3/4 C all purpose flour, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Using a rubber spatula fold in the chocolate chips.
    1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Pour batter into the lined pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 28-30 minutes or until edges are stiff and middle is set. Allow brownies to fully cool to room temperature in the pan before icing.

Mint Buttercream

  • With an electric mixer or stand mixer cream butter for 4 minutes.
    1/2 C salted butter
  • Add in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing in between each added cup.
    2 C powdered sugar
  • Add in heavy cream, peppermint extract, and green food colouring. Mix for 4-5 minutes on high speed until light and fluffy.
    1 tbsp heavy cream, 2 tsp peppermint extract, 1 & 1/2 tsp green food colouring
  • Add the buttercream on to the cooled brownies and spread it evenly. Pop in the fridge for 20 minutes to set.

Chocolate Ganache

  • In a bowl add the chocolate chips, set aside.
    1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • In another microwave safe bowl add the heavy cream and heat till just before boiling, (about 45 seconds).
    6 tbsp heavy cream
  • Pour the heated cream over the chocolate chips and let sit for a minute. Mix chocolate and cream together. If there are still chunks of chocolate in the microwave for a few seconds and stir again. The ganache should be completely smooth.
  • Pour the ganache over top of the buttercream and spread smooth.
  • Place the brownies in the fridge for about 2 hours to set the ganache. Once set, slice and serve.
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