Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Brownie mix is something I pretty much always have in my pantry. Whenever I see them on sale I pick up a box or two. They're good for when I'm on the list for snacks, or friends are coming over or just because someone at our house needs a little chocolate.
These brownies are made with a simple basic brownie mix and elevates the ordinary brownie into something special.

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Vegetable oil spray, for misting pan (I use parchment paper)
1 package (about 20 ounces) brownie mix (most mixes are no longer 20 ounces)
1 stick butter melted
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoons pure peppermint extract
1 cup chopped Andes chocolate mint candies or 1 cup chopped Hershey's mint chocolate Kisses

1. Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325*, lightly mist an 8x8 pan (I used glass)
2. Place brownie mix, melted butter, eggs, and peppermint extract in a large mixing bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until moistened, about 40 strokes. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan . Scatter the chopped mint chocolate candy on top of batter and place pan in oven.
3. Bake the brownies until edges have set and center is still a little soft (press lightly with finger), 38-42 minutes
4. Transfer to a cooling rack, let cool 20 minutes before cutting

You can double the recipe and cook in a 13x9 inch pan and increase baking time to 45-50 minutes

These brownies are so easy you can whip them up in no time and they taste delicious. (I know they're not egg or dairy free but they smelled so good I had to have a little bite, super yummy!)

Recipe from "The Cake Doctor Returns"

Linking up with Roxy from Living from Glory to Glory


Lea said...

Oh, doesn't get much better than chocolate and mint. I'll have to try these. Love having something I can throw together quickly.

Happy rest of the week!

Pam said...

This is a wonderful idea. I have always loved chocolate and mint. Its a great way to add a variation to a regular brownie isn't it? I will have to give these a try.

Creations By Cindy said...

Ooh, looks so yummy! Gotta try!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

living from glory to glory said...

Good Morning! I do feel like a sleepy head this morning. I really want to thank you for joining this Link Up party! I prayed for a long time before I did, I hope you will come back each Wednesday for a place to bless others. I want to tell you this Mint Brownie recipe is just a great idea. I love Andes mint and peppermint patties are so refreshing, so why not Peppermint Brownies...
Thanks again dear friend!
Love, Roxy