Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies

by Jamie on November 1, 2010

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Mint Chocolate Brownies…the perfect remedy for the common cold. Last week I was struck with a fierce cold that left me without a voice and a nose that closely resembled Rudolph’s. Brian called me from work on Saturday morning and informed me that he needed a couple of treats to take to a Halloween party that evening.

I was snuggled up on the couch with the remote in one hand and a cup of hot tea in other, so this was slightly irritating. I had cooked or baked for almost five days, so I reluctantly dragged myself to the kitchen to discover a pretty barren pantry and fridge.

I was far too lazy and tired to search the web, cookbooks or blogs…I needed an immediate answer that required little physical energy. I contacted Katie of GoodLife {eats} for a recommendation and she promptly linked me to her favorite brownie recipe. Luckily for me, the recipe was not only simple, but seriously delicious.

I made two varieties of Katie’s brownies, my thought was I’d easily be able to send Brian with two different desserts without all the extra work. The first were mint brownies brimming with Nestle’s Dark Chocolate Mint Chips. These chips are a seasonal item and since I’m a sucker for anything seasonal, there is a stockpile of these in my pantry. For the second variation, I whipped up Dark Chocolate Brownies with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting. Both adaptations were moist, decadent and scrumptious…but I swear something about these mint brownies soothed my cold and put me in a better mood.

I hope you have a fantastic day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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Mint Chocolate Brownies

November 1st, 2010

Ingredients:

12 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup dark cocoa powder {I used Hershey's Special Dark}
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup dark chocolate mint chips; divided use

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment and spray with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.

2. Set a medium sized saucepan over medium heat and warm the butter until melted. Add the granulated sugar and stir well. Remove pan from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder.

3. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs and vanilla. Pour the chocolate mixture into the bowl and whisk in with the eggs and vanilla until well combined. Gently stir in the flour and salt; do not beat or over mix. Fold in 3/4 cup of mint chocolate chips.

4. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth top with an offset spatula. Evenly distribute the remaining 1/4 of mint chocolate chips across the top of the brownies.

5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes. Take care not to over bake. Cool completely.

adapted from GoodLife {eats}

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{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Jessica @ How Sweet November 1, 2010 at 6:54 am

Mint + chocolate is one of my favorite combos. These would never last long in my house!

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avatar Katrina November 1, 2010 at 7:13 am

I’ve always been a plain brownie kind of gal. My favorite ingredient mixed with chocolate is peanut butter, but I also loooooove chocolate-mint. I’m going to give this a try, and am sure I’ll fall in love!

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avatar Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 1, 2010 at 7:50 am

Those brownies look divine!!

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avatar Lauren at KeepItSweet November 1, 2010 at 8:10 am

oh i need to look for those chips! i have the same issue with needing to buy all seasonal candy! I have a cold now too, this change in seasons is rough!

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avatar CaSaundra November 1, 2010 at 8:39 am

You can always count on good ol’ brownies to please–and the addition of mint sounds delicious!

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avatar The Blue-Eyed Bakers November 1, 2010 at 8:48 am

Delicious! Chocolate and mint (and chocolate and orange for that matter) are such a perfect pair…!

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avatar Amalia November 1, 2010 at 9:35 am

the perfect cure! You know, I have enevr had mint and chocolate together…I think I’m missing. I need to try these!

-Amalia

http://buttersweetmelody.wordpress.com

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avatar the blissful baker November 1, 2010 at 9:44 am

mmm these brownies look yummy! i love the chocolate and mint combo.

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avatar Brooke (Baking with Basil) November 1, 2010 at 10:08 am

Although mint and chocolate would be my first pick, I’m really intrigued by the orange cream cheese frosting brownies!! Hope you are feeling better!!

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avatar Eliana November 1, 2010 at 10:34 am

I’m keeping this recipe on hand for the next time I have a cold and I know these brownies would make the perfect remedy.

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avatar Joanne November 1, 2010 at 1:44 pm

note to self. Seek out mint chocolate chips. Immediately.

There is nothing quite like the mint chocolate chip combination to wake you up from a cold!

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avatar Kori November 1, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Wow, what a great idea to add mint chips! I haven’t seen those before. And I love how simple the brownie recipe is…definitely a keeper on my end! Hope you’re feeling better :)

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Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies November 1, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Heck yeah! Chocolate and mint are a match made in heaven. Now chocolate and orange? From THE DEVIL!

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avatar Souffle Bombay November 1, 2010 at 5:08 pm

MMMM! I love peppermint patties…sooooo I think these are for me!
Need to try these soon! Thanks! Glad you are feeling better!

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avatar Maria November 1, 2010 at 7:07 pm

You can’t go wrong with mint and chocolate!

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avatar Liz @ Blog is the New black November 1, 2010 at 7:10 pm

I made mint cc cupcakes this weekend- love the combo!

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avatar Jan November 1, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Love the combination of mint and chocolate! These look delish!

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avatar Miss Rachel P. November 1, 2010 at 9:13 pm

YUM! I love mint and chocolate together! Perfect combo (maybe better than peanut butter and chocolate…well, very close second at least). ;) I have a stockpile of those chips too…just waiting for the perfect recipe. I think I found it! :D Thank you for sharing! I love your blog and all your recipes! :) I’ve been “secretly” following for awhile now! :)

Hope your cold goes away quickly for you…feel better!
Blessings!
~Miss Rachel~

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avatar katie November 2, 2010 at 3:47 am

Both combinations sound delicious! Wish we could get mint choc chips in the UK. Hope you feel better soon

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avatar Amy November 2, 2010 at 10:54 am

Thanks for the recipe! I just took these out of the oven and they smell DELICIOUS! I know I’m going to have to make more later- I’m sure these will not last long!

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avatar Kim November 2, 2010 at 10:58 am

Jamie,

I could eat this off the screen, and it’s only 7:56 AM where I’m at!!! Scrumptious.

BTW: I went through about 15 of your blog posts the other night in search of another cupcake recipe for an office party. Went back to your lemon cupcakes, which are always a hit. And found a cream cheese buttercream, too. You’re officially my go-to for baked goods! :)

Happy week,

[K]

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avatar Amy November 2, 2010 at 6:03 pm

DELICIOUS! I made the mint brownies first and they were so good, I had to make the orange ones. Both recipes are just amazing! Thanks!

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avatar UrMomCooks November 2, 2010 at 7:29 pm

I used to go to a bakery that made mint chocolate chip brownies on Wednesdays! Ur post took me right back there! These look delicious – I must try them!

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avatar leslie November 2, 2010 at 8:35 pm

I stock pile up on season goodies as well!!!! Love the brownies. Mint chocolate chip brownies are one of my favorites!

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avatar Robyn November 2, 2010 at 10:59 pm

These are must-makes… and soon!

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avatar Kristen November 2, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Those look incredibly rich and delicious!

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avatar Nutmeg Nanny November 3, 2010 at 11:02 am

I totally stockpiled the season mint chips too! I don’t trust they will bring them back…or that I will find them! Delicious looking brownies…maybe I will bust out a bag and use them up :)

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avatar Weekend Cowgirl November 3, 2010 at 9:15 pm

These sound extra fabulous and I am going to make them! Thanksgiving or maybe before…Thanks!

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avatar naomi November 4, 2010 at 3:11 pm

I am going to blame you for all my extra poundage I’m putting on. This is another one that I will have to make now. YUM!!! I love the chocolate and mint combination

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avatar Megan November 5, 2010 at 12:28 pm

I could eat that picture they look so good!!!

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avatar Chele November 7, 2010 at 3:04 am

Now these are my kind of brownies!

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avatar Danielle November 8, 2010 at 9:54 pm

I’ve never come across mint chocolate chips in Canada. I made these, but used After Eight patties as a substitute. Half the batter in the pan, a layer of After Eights (16 total) and the rest of the batter on top. They are dense and moist and delicious! Thanks!

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avatar Natasha@ Saved bythe Egg Timer November 10, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Hahaha, my husband does the same thing all the time. Informs me he signed up for Chili to feed 30 for the work pot luck the night before right when I am getting ready for bed! Laughing afterwards….hahaha. These look perfect!

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avatar The Food Hunter November 12, 2010 at 1:01 pm

This is my favorite combo

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avatar Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) November 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Oh yum those brownies look deliciously dark and fudgy!!

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avatar Courtney November 20, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Definitely going to try this!! Love mint + chocolate.
Your pictures are amazing.

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avatar Melanie D December 27, 2010 at 10:07 pm

As a big fan of anything mint chocolate, I snagged 2 bags of the Nestle’s Dark Chocolate Mint Chips at the store several weeks ago with no idea what they would become. I found this recipe and made these for Christmas. They were a huge hit with the other mint lovers in my family. The kosher salt added a great flavor. I couldn’t find the dark cocoa powder at my local store, so I used regular Hershey’s cocoa powder. I think these would also be excellent with peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips. I appreciated how quickly the recipe came together. To save time, I opted for melting the butter in the microwave and stirring in the sugar immediately after. This didn’t seem to cause any issues with the recipe. Delicious recipe and definitely a keeper!

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avatar Masha March 5, 2011 at 9:45 am

Omg I LOVE this website to the tenth power

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avatar Casey November 29, 2011 at 4:46 pm

yum! These looks so fudgy, I have GOT to try this one!

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avatar sandy December 1, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Just made these. Used regular (not dark) cocoa powder. Extremely delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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avatar Sherry December 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I personally do not prefer brownie’s and tend to avoid them. My boarder made this recipe and I could not get enough of them. I had her send me a copy!

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avatar Fran Hull February 3, 2012 at 12:50 am

If you can find Guittard mint chocolate chips… they are to die for!

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avatar L April 14, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Just made these brownies. They are amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe :)

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avatar Stephanie March 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm

These look delicious! I really want to make them on this snowy March day, but I don’t have any kosher salt. Can I substitute table salt for kosher salt?

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avatar MBA April 11, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Stephanie-
Yes, you can substitute table salt for Kosher. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
-Jamie

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