Ultimate Thin Mint Brownies

Ultimate Thin Mint Brownies
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Ultimate Thin Mint Brownies

Let me introduce you to your new favorite brownie recipe!  A perfect combination of chocolate and mint, these fudgy mint brownies are topped with Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies, Andes mints, chocolate chips, and an amazing layer of mint butter cream frosting.  Most definitely a brownie lover’s dream come true!

Let me introduce you to your new favorite brownie recipe!  A perfect combination of chocolate and mint, these fudgy mint brownies are topped with Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies, Andes mints, chocolate chips, and an amazing layer of mint butter cream frosting.  Most definitely a brownie lover's dream come true!

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season once again.  For many of us, those chocolate covered Thin Mint Cookies are irresistible!  I love other Girl Scout cookies like the coconut and caramel Samoas and the shortbread Trefoils, but nothing beats those darn Thin Mints.  I love these cookies so much, that I decided to develop a mint brownie recipe around the delicious chocolate and mint flavors!

These brownies are pretty simple to assemble, and just require a few steps to achieve mint brownie deliciousness.

Let me introduce you to your new favorite brownie recipe!  A perfect combination of chocolate and mint, these fudgy mint brownies are topped with Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies, Andes mints, chocolate chips, and an amazing layer of mint butter cream frosting.  Most definitely a brownie lover's dream come true!

Step 1: Bake the Brownie Base

For the brownie base, I actually used my Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownie recipe, and adapted it slightly for a smaller pan.  I also added mint extract to the brownies for a subtle mint flavor within the brownie itself.  The brownies are rich, fudgy and a perfect base for the top layers of frosting, cookies and chocolate.  But I certainly didn’t stop there with the mint.

Step 2: Frost with a Mint Buttercream Frosting

Atop the fudge brownies I added a thick, delicious layer of mint buttercream frosting.  I also added a bit of mint extract to the frosting for a nice, cool minty flavor.  To tint the frosting a pretty mint green, I added a few drops of green gel food coloring.

Let me introduce you to your new favorite brownie recipe!  A perfect combination of chocolate and mint, these fudgy mint brownies are topped with Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies, Andes mints, chocolate chips, and an amazing layer of mint butter cream frosting.  Most definitely a brownie lover's dream come true!

Step 3: Top with Thin Mints, Andes Mints and Chocolate Chips

Once the frosting is spread over the mint brownies, I then topped off this delicious treat with, what else? More minty goodness!  I added broken pieces of Thin Mint Cookies, broken pieces of Andes mint chocolate candies, and chocolate chips.  You can actually purchase mint-flavored or even mint-filled chocolate chips, however, I used regular semi-sweet chocolate chips as these were what I had in my pantry.

Let me introduce you to your new favorite brownie recipe!  A perfect combination of chocolate and mint, these fudgy mint brownies are topped with Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies, Andes mints, chocolate chips, and an amazing layer of mint butter cream frosting.  Most definitely a brownie lover's dream come true!

Step 4: Chill before Slicing and Serving

Once the mint brownies are assembled, I recommend chilling them in the refrigerator before cutting. This isn’t critical, but anywhere from 1 hour to overnight will give the frosting a chance to set.  This will make slicing nice, even squares much easier.

Let me introduce you to your new favorite brownie recipe!  A perfect combination of chocolate and mint, these fudgy mint brownies are topped with Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies, Andes mints, chocolate chips, and an amazing layer of mint butter cream frosting.  Most definitely a brownie lover's dream come true!

These mint brownies are fantastic anytime you’re in the mood for something minty and sweet!  My son shares my love for this decadent chocolate mint combination, and he has asked for these brownies for his birthday classroom treat instead of cupcakes.  Yep, he’s definitely my kid!

With their pretty green color, these mint brownies also make a great St. Patricks Day treat.  A fantastic way to celebrate the luck-o-the-Irish!

Let me introduce you to your new favorite brownie recipe!  A perfect combination of chocolate and mint, these fudgy mint brownies are topped with Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies, Andes mints, chocolate chips, and an amazing layer of mint butter cream frosting.  Most definitely a brownie lover's dream come true!

Here’s a quick shopping check-list of the ingredients you’ll need for these fantastic mint brownies:

  • Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Salt
  • Mint Extract
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Milk
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Chocolate Chips (or Mint Chocolate Chips)
  • Andes Mint Chocolate candies
  • Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies (if these are not available, Mint OREO’s are a good substitute)

Serves 1 brownie

Ultimate Thin Mint Brownies

Let me introduce you to your new favorite brownie recipe! A perfect combination of chocolate and mint, these fudgy mint brownies are topped with Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies, Andes mints, chocolate chips, and an amazing layer of mint butter cream frosting. Most definitely a brownie lover's dream come true!

30 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar,
  • 1 c. cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. mint extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • Mint Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1/4 c. butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 - 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/4 tsp. mint extract
  • green food coloring (a few drops)
  • Toppings:
  • 12 Thin Mint Cookies, broken into medium pieces
  • 12 Andes Mint Chocolate candies, broken into pieces
  • 2/3 c. chocolate chips (you can also use mint chocolate chips, if available)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9 x 9" baking pan with parchment paper, with the sides folded over the edges of the pan. Set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe mixing bowl, melt the butter in the microwave. In a seperate bowl, combine the granulated sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Mix to combine and then gradually stir into the butter until smooth. (If mixture is still hot from the melted butter, let cool for a few minutes before adding the eggs.) Whisk in the eggs, and add the mint extract to the batter. Combine the flour and baking powder, and gradually add into the batter. Stir until completely combine and smooth.
  3. Pour batter into the parchment lined pan, and spread evenly. Bake the brownies for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out with crumbs. Center may look slightly underdone, but the brownies will be cooked through. Remove brownies from the oven and let cool completely.
  4. For the Mint Buttercream Frosting, combine the softened butter with 1/2 cup scoops of powdered sugar. Using a hand or stand mixer, gradually add the 1/2 cups of powdered sugar in, occasionally adding a tablespoon of milk if necessary to get a thick, smooth frosting. Once all of the powdered sugar has been added, add the mint extract and food coloring to the frosting and mix until the desired color of green is achieved. (I used about 3-4 drops of green food coloring to get a mint-green color.)
  5. Lastly, evenly frost the cooled brownies with the mint buttercream frosting. Top the frosting with the Thin Mint Cookies, Andes Mint chocolates, and chocolate chips.
  6. Refrigerate about 1 hour to let the frosting set before slicing. Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Dessert
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I hope this recipe inspires you to try something minty, decadent and delicious the next time your craving brownies.  Mint brownies don’t get much more decadent or delicious than this. Enjoy! ~Erin

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Let me introduce you to your new favorite brownie recipe!  A perfect combination of chocolate and mint, these fudgy mint brownies are topped with Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies, Andes mints, chocolate chips, and an amazing layer of mint butter cream frosting.  Most definitely a brownie lover's dream come true!

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Comments

  1. Laurie says:
    Erin, I have so many boxes of thin mints, its nice to have something else to do with them! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle. Pinned and Stumbled. Have a great week!
  2. Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!
  3. These look absolutely fantastic!
  4. Fantastic Brownies, YUM! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen

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