Chocolate Mint Andes Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 9 brownies
Ultra Fudgey Chocolate Mint Andes Brownies topped with a thick layer of Peppermint Buttercream Frosting. Perfect for St Patrick's Day!

Ingredients

Chocolate Mint Andes Brownies

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Andes chocolate candies for topping if desired

Peppermint Buttercream Frosting

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk I used 1%
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 drops green food coloring

Instructions

Chocolate Mint Andes Brownies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil. Lightly spray with cooking spray or grease with butter.
  3. Add butter and both sugars to a medium saucepan and stir until melted.
  4. Take off the heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine.
  6. Stir 1 teaspoon of the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture to temper the eggs.
  7. Add the rest of the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and whisk to combine.
  8. In a large bowl add flour, cocoa powder and salt.
  9. Add chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients and fold gently. Do not over mix.
  10. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  11. Add batter to the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is set and a toothpick comes out clean.
  12. Take out of the oven and allow the brownies to cool completely before taking them out of the pan.
  13. Frost the brownies with the Peppermint Butterrcream Frosting. Cut into 9 brownies. (If you are having trouble cutting the brownies place in the fridge for the icing to harden up. This will make them easier to cut.)
  14. Top with Andes chocolate candies if desired.

Peppermint Buttercream Frosting

  1. Add butter to a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Beat until fluffy.
  2. Add in powdered sugar, milk and peppermint extract. Beat until thick and creamy. If frosting is too thick add more milk. If it is too runny add more powdered sugar.
  3. Add in green food coloring. You can always adjust to your liking. Set aside until ready to frost brownies.

Recipe Notes

Original recipe from chefsavvy.com. Please do not publish my recipe or pictures without linking back to the original post. Thank you!