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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Here’s a quick shopping check-list of the ingredients you’ll need for these fantastic mint brownies:
- Granulated Sugar
- Cocoa Powder
- Mint Extract
- Baking Powder
- Powdered Sugar
- 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)
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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