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Frosted Mint Brownies

Chocolate and Mint – one of the best pairings, in my opinion, for a dessert. So with St. Patrick’s Day coming, it made perfect sense to add Mint to my favorite brownie that has only 3 ingredients! Add a delicious fluffy frosting to the top and you have a winner! 

Frosted Mint Brownies | Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

As I’ve mentioned before, I have a slight issue with Brownie Recipes. Until I first tried this recipe, I had searched and searched for a recipe that was fudgy but not too fudgy…cake like but not too cakey, etc. etc. I had finally given up and just decided to use a box mix, which also didn’t always come out right.

Then, I tried this 3 ingredient (plus the toppings) recipe for Better Than Brownies from Gooseberry Patch Cookbook, Rush-Hour Recipes. They quickly became a favorite, so much so that I have to give them away or I will eat the entire batch.

Frosted Mint Brownies | Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

The pudding and milk are combined and cooked on the stove until slightly thick then added to a regular cake mix. The mixture is super thick, but that’s what makes them delicious.

Then to add the mint flavor, I sprinkled the top with Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips that I had leftover from the Grasshopper Marshmallow Pops that I made last week.

Frosted Mint Brownies | Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

After baking and cooling it was time to add the amazing frosting – a mixture of Cool Whip Whipped Topping and Marshmallow Fluff, a few drops of green coloring for the festive touch. You could certainly add a few drops of mint flavoring as well, I left it out because our youngest son is not a fan of mint.

Then slather – yes I said slather – on the frosting and give the brownies a touch of St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles.

Frosted Mint Brownies | Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

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Frosted Mint Brownies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 20-24 brownies

Frosted Mint Brownies

Just the right amount of mint flavoring in these easy to make brownies. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com

Ingredients

    Brownies
  • 1 small box Cook & Serve Chocolate Pudding - NOT instant
  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 - 1 cup of Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips or chocolate chips, optional
  • Frosting
  • 1 8 oz. tub Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup Marshmallow Fluff
  • 2-3 drops coloring - optional
  • 2-3 drops mint flavoring - optional
  • St. Patrick's Day Sprinkles - optional

Instructions

    Brownies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a 13x9 pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray lightly
  3. On a stove top, combine the milk and pudding mix, cook until slightly thickened, about 2-3 minutes
  4. In a large bowl, add the cake mix
  5. Add the pudding directly from the stovetop and combine well {the mixture looks really strange, but trust me, it is delicious}
  6. Spread brownies into pan and press down with your fingers {be careful it might be hot} or spatula
  7. Sprinkles with Mint Chips or Chocolate Chips
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  9. Frosting
  10. In a large bowl, combine Cool Whip, Marshmallow Fluff and coloring
  11. With a large whisk, whip frosting until fluffy
  12. After the brownies are cool, cut into squares, frost and add sprinkles
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Comments

  1. Love finding fellow Hoosier’s blogs! :-) Pinning these brownies to make for my kiddos to celebrate St Patty’s Day… great idea to have a marshmallow fluff frosting (and yes- LOVE chocolate/mint combo). Looking so forward to being a regular reader!

  2. There is an Irish creme mint brownie recipe on zip list.com. When you go to click on recipe for full instructions, hoosierhomemade.com takes you to the wrong recipe! I want the original recipe for the brownies posted on zip list… Help!

  3. rose wild says:

    Are you making this cake up or just using it dry then putting the pudding mixture into it? Thanks

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