Mint Chocolate Brownies

Our famous Christmas dessert for the holidays! You can add crushed candy cane on the top layer, or add chopped walnuts to the bottom brownie layer. These mint brownies look nice on a tray of desserts, also. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 50 mins
20 brownies


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup butter, melted

  • ½ cup cocoa powder

  • 3 eggs, beaten

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt


  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • ¼ cup melted butter

  • 2 ½ tablespoons milk

  • 2 tablespoons mint extract

  • 4 drops green food coloring

Chocolate Topping:

  • 1 (12 ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips

  • cup cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 13x9-inch baking dish.

  2. Combine sugar, butter, cocoa powder, and eggs in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until well mixed. Add flour, vanilla extract, and salt; mix to combine. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until top is dry and edges have started to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 25 minutes. Let cool, about 20 minutes.

  4. While brownies are cooling, mix powdered sugar, melted butter, milk, mint extract, and food coloring with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Spread frosting on cooled brownies; place in refrigerator.

  5. Place chocolate chips and cream in a glass bowl over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes. Drizzle over brownies and return to the refrigerator, until top layers are set, about 45 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute milk for the cream, and you can use peppermint extract instead of mint extract.

You can cool brownies in refrigerator or freezer to speed up cooling time.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

326 Calories
19g Fat
39g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 326
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 104mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 3g
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 120mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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