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Chef John's Chocolate Mint Brownies

Rated as 4.39 out of 5 Stars
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"This stripped-down recipe for brownies requires almost zero technique, and uses only cocoa powder to achieve a dense, chewy, very chocolaty treat. Top with mint icing for a unique spin on an old favorite."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 174
Original recipe yields 16 servings (16 brownies)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  3. Combine sugar and cocoa powder in a large bowl; stir in melted butter until mixture is smooth.
  4. Stir in 1 egg, vanilla, and salt. Mix in second egg.
  5. Fold in flour and transfer to ungreased 8x8-inch square baking dish.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and cool in the baking dish for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Mix powdered sugar, milk, and mint extract in a bowl until smooth.
  9. Pour icing over cooled brownies. Spread evenly and allow to set, about 30 minutes.
  10. Slice into 16 brownies.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 174 calories; 7 28.2 2.2 39 88 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I thought it best to grease the pan first of all, so I used wilton cake release spray. DId not want to make the icing as these were to sit on the counter at work for 8 hours so I changed the re...

Most helpful critical review

Just ok. They turned out really crumbly, not gooey like I wanted.

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I thought it best to grease the pan first of all, so I used wilton cake release spray. DId not want to make the icing as these were to sit on the counter at work for 8 hours so I changed the re...

These were good. I am going to make them again, but I will grease the baking dish. I thought "ungreased" was odd, but left it that way. Brownies stuck. The pieces were good though! More bro...

Chocolaty, dense and super moist. To make sure to get them moist do not bake by time. Set your timer 5 minutes less than recommended and check with a toothpick or bamboo skewer. Continue chec...

This recipe made my night!! Just got back from a potluck Christmas dinner at our friends place. After browsing some recipes and tips on making brownies, I decided to make a chewy one instead of ...

Amazing!! I did make a few changes, though. I didn't want to make the frosting, so I put the mint extract directly into the brownie batter instead. I also added 2/3 cup of chocolate chips. T...

turned out real good, excellent and easy to do...did not grease the pan and the brownies came out of the pan with out an issue...

I suck at cooking and baking, but I NEEDED chocolate one night. I made these, minus the mint, and omg, I didn't burn them, they tasted like brownies, and they were soooooo good!!! I may make t...

Yummy!!! Tried this recipe earlier this month, it was super quick and required almost no technique. My little brownie queen loved this and I was so relieved... :)

Just ok. They turned out really crumbly, not gooey like I wanted.