Fudge Mint Brownies {Recipe}

Fudge Mint Brownies… I think the title pretty much tells you all you need to know!

I discovered these brownies a couple years ago, adjusted the recipe a bit and have made them dozens of times.   I’m actually a bit famous for them in my little world  =)

These are dense, rich and so delicious!  They can be cut into small squares and are a great dessert to serve on a dessert table, or bring to a dinner party.

Fudge Mint Brownies

Brownie Layer~

1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces

4 oz. dark chocolate (apx. 80% cocoa, or use half unsweetened and half bittersweet)

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 large eggs

3/4 cup all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

Mint Layer~

3 Tablespoons butter, at room temperature

1 cup powdered sugar

1 Tablespoon heavy cream (or milk)

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract  (or 1/4 teaspoon creme de menthe and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint)

1 drop green food coloring (I use americolor mint green)

Chocolate Glaze~

3 oz. semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (apx. 70 % cocoa)

1 Tablespoon butter

Andes Mints (apx. 1/2 package, or 14 whole pieces, about 2.5 oz.), chopped


Preheat oven to 325*F.   Prepare a 9″x9″ (or 8″x8″) square baking pan by lining parchment paper across the bottom and sides of the pan, like a sling.  You can use a little butter on the pan to help the paper stay in place.


In a stainless steel bowl over a pan of simmering water (or double boiler), melt the butter and chocolate.

Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the sugar and vanilla.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with a spoon.  Stir in flour and salt and beat with a spoon until the batter is smooth and glossy (about 1 minute).  Pour the brownie batter evenly into the prepared pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until brownies start to pull away from the sides and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean.  Remove pan from oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely (about 1 hour).

Mint Layer~

In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat all ingredients until smooth.  Add 1 or two drops of green food coloring (one at a time, you don’t want it too green).  If the frosting is too thick, add a bit more cream (the frosting should be just thin enough to spread).  Spread the frosting evenly over the cooled brownie layer.  Place in the refrigerator for about 5-10 minutes, or until slightly firm.

Chocolate Glaze~

In a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter.  Spread over the mint filling, then top with chopped Andes mints.  Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, or until the chocolate glaze starts to dull.

To Serve~

Remove brownies from the pan by lifting the ends of the parchment paper, and transfer to a cutting board.  With a sharp knife, cut into apx. 1-1 1/2 inch squares.  For best results, rinse off the knife in hot water, then wipe dry after each cut.

Brownies can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, best served at room temperature.

Makes about 25-30 small squares.

Recipe adapted from Joy of Baking.


  1. Glory, Glory, Glory! Those look like pure deliciousness! I can't wait to make them.

  2. I love chocolate and mint! The density of these is just the way I like my brownies:) I can see why they made you famous:)

  3. Glory, I saw the one picture on Flickr and had to come over to your blog to see the rest. Chocolate & Mint are just devine together! I can see why you're famous for these.

  4. These look soooo good!
    My kids will be home from college in the next couple of weeks and I am planning lots of desserts for them. I think I'll have to try these.

  5. I am soooo making these… and hiding them!! Thank you, Glory!

  6. Oh my goodness you should be ashamed of yourself! putting a picture like that on a post and not being able to share! It is 10:19–way too latefor baking, but, what's a girl to do?

  7. Yum! You gave me this recipe last year and they are super delicious!Love you!

  8. OMG these look super delicious!

  9. These brownies look like they have the ultimate fudge-y consistency! I love mint and chocolate together, so I'm sure I would adore these brownies.

  10. I believe that the chocolate mint combination come directly from God for us mortals to enjoy. Beautifully done!

  11. These look absolutely amazing!! I love chocolate and mint together so much! I can't wait to try these. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  12. These look amazing! I love anything chocolate & mint. I can't wait to make them.

  13. looks like total chocolate overload!!!! hugs, Katrina

  14. Just came across your blog! have to say that its great! love your style! check out my blog and follow if you like it and i will do the same in return! :))

  15. Oh my word! They look amazing, goign to have to order me some of that chocolate poste haste!

  16. These look so yummy!!! I posted a link to this recipe from my blog. Thanks for sharing!!

  17. Yum!!! I an't wait to make these! I was looking for a St. Patricks Day treat for the preschool teachers at my daughter school and I think these would be perfect!!

  18. I love these, I know for a fact. Especially when you make them for me! And I LOVE how you took them beyone Christmas. I would have NEVER thought of that!

  19. Yummy these looks so delicious! you are amazing

  20. Ohhh goodness! DIVINE!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xx
    Delightful Bitefuls

  21. I like my chocolates to be paired with some mint. And this is really something so perfect.

  22. Oh, they look so good! I hae to try to make them!

  23. I made these last night, I have been dreaming of them since I read your post. You give me such cravings here LOL. I just wanted to pass on a tip when cutting these I used an oversized pizza cutter, we learned this in culinary school, and it saved me from having to rinse off my knife and I got a good clean cut without any goop. And these were amazing, worth the effort I think your blog is amazing:) thanks for your work.

  24. very informative and cool. thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  25. Oh God! I'm craving for some brownies and I hope I can eat those next week. I wasn't allowed to eat sweet foods due to my extracted tooth. I went to Goose Creek last Wednesday to visit my dentist for dental check-ups, and that day he extracted my tooth. I hope my mom will cook this recipe for me. I'll show this recipe to her tomorrow.

  26. Just want to say what a great blog you got here!


  27. OMG! wanna try this one.. love the twist of a mint. =)

  28. I made these brownies for our Royal Wedding Tea Party on Friday – they turned out delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Maja x
    (I posted a link to your site on my blog)

  29. It is really mouth watering..even my eyes are struck to this site. i have bookmarked it so that i can learn browni recipe from here whenever i get time.

  30. these look wonderful! I was wondering if you could use dark chocolate chips instead of the dark 4oz dark chocolate bar?? for the brownie batter? thanks 🙂

  31. These look amazing; I'm thinking of making them for a party Friday night. Have you ever tried doubling the recipe for a 9×13 pan? I'm wondering if they would still turn out okay? http://www.wonderyearsof2.blogspot.com

  32. these look so delicious! i love the combination of mint/chocolate, so i can't wait to try this recipe for our christmas dinner.

  33. looks heeeeeaeeeavenly! can't wait to try this out!


  34. These look amazing! Might just make these today…thanks for sharing!

  35. These remind me of a recipe an old coworker used to make. Everyone was obsessessed with them!

  36. Glory,
    I just tried to make your fabulous mint brownies, and my mint and top layer got all mixed up together. Do you have any suggestions for the next time I make these to make sure that the layers stay separate?

  37. @Kenna- To keep your layers distinct, make sure the mint layer is fully chilled and slightly firm. Then, pour about 1/2 of the chocolate glaze on 1/2 of the mint layer, spread quickly with an offset spatula. Then pour chocolate over other 1/2 and spread quickly. Once the chocolate hits the mint layer it will start to melt it, so the key is to work quickly. Hope this helps!

  38. Thanks so much Glory! I'll let it sit a little longer in the fridge next time 🙂 My husband loves these (even with the mixed up layers)!

  39. These were absolutely delicious, but VERY rich. Served in small squares for a Christmas cookie exchange, and they were a BIG hit!

  40. I love chocolate and mint everything….from bars to ice cream. I just made these last night to take to our annual family reunion this weekend. Can’t wait to try one.

    Thanks so much.

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  43. I just finished making these for the first time – I definitely need more practice, haha! They don’t look nearly as gorgeous as yours. Still, here’s hoping they taste as great as they sound!

  44. These are SO good and totally worth the effort!

  45. I followed this recipe to the letter and it was a sure hit! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will be making another batch for New Year’s eve celebration 🙂

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  48. I just made them and they turned out fantastic! I couldn’t find Andes mints so i used Hershey Cookies & Mint chocolate bars, crushed up. So good! Thanks for the awesome recipe 🙂

  49. I am going to make this for my friends at school!!!!!!!!! # I <3 ur site 🙂

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