Mint Chip Brownies recipe, easy chocolate fudgy brownies with the best homemade mint chip frosting. How to make brownies from scratch without a box that anyone can make. Simple to make and delicious to eat!
For the brownies, I melted together semi-sweet chocolate chips and butter. You could also use dark chocolate or bittersweet chips. You can melt the chocolate and butter over a double boiler, or do the easy method which is what I did, and microwave in short intervals until melted and smooth.
Mint Chip Brownies Recipe Mint Chip Brownies, homemade fudgey chocolate brownies with an easy mint chip frosting recipe! Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 35 minutes Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes Servings 36 small brownies
Brownies: 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter 1 (12 oz.) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips 4 large eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup all-purpose flour Mint Chip Frosting: 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened 1 (16 oz.) bag powdered sugar 2-4 tablespoons milk or cream 1 teaspoon mint extract Green food coloring 1 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x9-inch baking pan or line with parchment paper. Place the 1 cup of butter and chocolate chips in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool completely. In a large bowl mix together eggs and granulated sugar with a whisk or an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Beat in vanilla extract. Beat cooled chocolate and butter mixture into the eggs and sugar until combined. Beat in baking powder, salt, and flour until just combined. Pour brownie batter into prepared baking pan. Bake brownies for about 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean. Cool brownies completely. For frosting, beat together 3/4 cup softened butter and powdered sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed. Slowly add milk until frosting consistency. Beat in mint extract and desired amount of green food coloring until well combined. Stir in chocolate, then spread over cooled brownies.
SNAPPY TIPS: Be sure to cool the butter/chocolate completely after melting before adding to batter. Also be sure to cool the brownies completely before frosting. To easily cut the brownies into squares, refrigerate the brownies for a few hours.