My Chocolate Mint Brownie Recipe
"How can you resist these
rich chocolate brownies?"
My recipe for chocolate mint brownie continues the chocolate brownie adventure at inspired by chocolate and cakes.
My aim has been to give you a chocolate brownie recipe that you know works then show you how you can use it to make endless variations.
Well this is another delicious fudge brownie for you to make. Whether you use hard peppermint candies or soft centered mints they are sure to be a hit. I have a favourite mint brownie - chopped junior mints sprinkled on top as the brownies come out of the oven. Absolute heaven if you eat them warm, all soft, fudgy, minty and of course rich and chocolatey.
A word of warning though and this has come from my father - if you are using hard candy to top your brownies just let people know before they crunch into them nearly breaking their tooth!!!!
If you have not seen my other variations of chocolate brownies take a peek here to see how versatile this easy brownie recipe really is.
One thing that I do that is different to others is that I bake my chocolate brownies in muffin or patty cake pans. The reason I do this is:
- my brownies are so filled with goodies that they are impossible to cut cleanly.
- it gives me even portions.
- and if I also use paper liners it is impossible for them to stick.
- it improves their presentation especially if they are for a gift.
Please read through the recipe for my chocolate mint brownie first before starting.
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Chocolate Mint Brownie Recipe
Makes 24 brownies
I have used two patty cake pans with a 1/4 cup (water) capacity. Generously spray with non-stick baking spray or line with paper cases. Larger muffin pans can be used just be aware that you will make less brownies and need to bake them a little longer.
125g butter, chopped
250g dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs, lightly beaten,
1 1/4 cups plain flour, sifted
1 cup chocolate chips
The mint brownies can be decorated before or after baking. I have detailed a few suggestions for you using various peppermint candies.
- 1 cup of small or roughly chopped hard peppermint candy can be sprinkled on the top of the brownies before baking. This is dramatic to look at and they make wonderful Christmas Peppermint Brownies. Don't throw away those left over candy canes, chopped up they are perfect for these chocolate mint brownies any time of the year!
- Junior Mints can be pushed into the brownies before baking. I use three per brownie which is about 200g of mints.
- Soft centered mints like Junior Mints and After Dinner Mints can be chopped and placed on top of the chocolate brownies when they come out of the oven. They softly melt to give a chocolate mint topping. You would probably need twice as many mints doing it this way to give a good coverage but for all us chocolate mint lovers that is never a problem!
The oven should be preheated to 160C (325F)
- In a medium size microwave safe bowl heat the chopped butter and dark chocolate on high for 1 minute. Remove and stir until blended. You may need a further 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Cool slightly so that you do not cook the eggs when you add them.
- Add the brown sugar and the beaten eggs. Stir through.
- Add the sifted flour, chocolate chips and stir through until smooth.
- Divide the brownie batter evenly into the patty cake pans. Using a small icecream scoop makes this quick and easy.
- If you are using peppermint candies or baking the soft mints in the brownies sprinkle on the surface then push in gently.
- Bake in a preheated oven set to 160oC (325oF) for 22 minutes.
- Remove from the oven. If you are topping with the soft mints place ontop of the hot brownies now. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing to a cake rack to cool completely. If you have not use paper liners take great care, I usually use a flat knife to help lift them out.
- Store in an airtight container for one week. The brownies can be frozen for up to two months.
I hope you have been inspired by my chocolate mint brownie recipe. Homemade brownies will never go out of fashion and imagine how impressed everyone will be when you say
"I Made them Myself!"
- Don't forget if you love chocolate fudge brownies and lets face it who does't! check out my chocolate brownie recipe for more delicious variations.
- Or see chocolate recipes for more chocolate creation inspiration.