Mint Brownies Recipe
These delicious Mint Brownies pair a chewy brownie base with cream cheese mint filling and a rich chocolate sauce. And they are so easy to make! The best part, the longer they sit, the chewier they get. But you mind find it difficult to resist eating the whole batch. You've been warned.
Servings 36 brownies
For the mint filling:
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese softened
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon mint extract
- 4 drops green food coloring
For the brownies:
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate cut into pieces
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
For the frosting:
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate cut into pieces
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
To make the mint filling:
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add egg, mint, and food coloring and stir until combined. Set aside.
To make the brownies:
To make a double boiler, set a bowl (glass or metal) set over, but not touching, a pot of simmering water (around 180 degrees). To the bowl, add butter, stirring occasionally until melted.
Stir in chocolate until smooth. Remove from heat and cool slightly, at least 10 minutes.
Stir in sugar and vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in flour.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Carefully top with mint filling. Bake until set, about 45 to 50 minutes. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
To make the frosting:
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine butter, corn syrup, and water and bring to boil. Remove from heat.
Stir in chocolate until smooth. Add vanilla and powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Pour over cooled brownies and spread evenly. Cut into 36 bars. Store in refrigerator.