Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mint Brownies



In the beginning...when I first started this blog and had exactly ZERO comments for the first four months or so, I posted a recipe for Sinful Brownies. Brownies, I just love, love, love them! I can't describe the attraction or how my eyes roll to the back of my head. It could be the chocolate, I dunno.

The idea for these delectable brownies came from a recipe that Mary Beth from Dunkin Cooking the Semi-Homemade Way posted last week for a Chocolate Mint Cake. I mean really, who wouldn't like these? You can enjoy a decadent dessert AND enjoy fresh breath at the same time. This is a multi-taking dessert!


Are you drooling yet? Do you want the recipe?



You will need 2 boxes, yes TWO, of your favorite plain old brownie mix. Nothing with nuts in them, no death by chocolate, just plain brownie mix. You will need 2 boxes of Andes Chocolate Mints. I think each pack contains about 27 mints, wrapped in a green foil wrapper.
Prepare the brownie mix per the package directions. Pour half of the batter in a 9x13 baking pan. Unwrap all of the mints and gently place them on top of the batter. Pour the rest of the batter over the top and bake per the package directions for a 9x13 pan.


I can't describe it, just enjoy and then go breathe on others!

45 comments:

Juliana said...

Wow, this is a great idea...mint in brownies...look forward to try this recipe...yummie!

the ungourmet said...

Gee, I bet the dentist wouldn't even mind if I ate these right!

Brownies are one of my favorite treats!

Mary said...

What a treat and simple to do besides. Thanks for sharing these with us.

Sophie said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!


Yumie, yummie, yummie!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Katy ~ said...

You are a hoot!

These do sound decadent. I love chocolate and mint together! YUM YUM

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Katherine, these do sound delicious and easy. I can't believe they're made from a box. We don't make many desserts unless we're having company anymore, since there are only two of us and...you guessed it....we'd have to eat them so they wouldn't go to waste. Love the mint in them.
Sam

Donna-FFW said...

Yes, thanks for reminding me bout this delicious recipe. I have yet to try it but so want to! They look amazingly fantastic!

Claudia said...

Ohhh! Adore mint in brownies. Now you have me wanting them for breakfast! But what a grand way to start the day - chocolate and mint. I'm happy.

Kristen said...

Oh Katherine, these look heavenly!

Justin said...

this is a cool idea. i made a chocolate mint cookie all the time, so I should try adding some mint to my favorite brownie too

gigi said...

I think these are sinful! I love thin Mint GS cookies, Mint Chocolate chip ice cream and anything else mint, so I just know that I would love these too. And how simple these are. Thank you ma'am.

buffalodick said...

This oddly reminds me of the two times I made Peppermint cheesecake... The first time, it was refreshing, color, and texture spot on... The second time, I decided "more was better" and went overboard on the peppermint. Have you ever had cheesecake that tasted like mouthwash? Boy, I sure have...

The Japanese Redneck said...

I love brownies and I love those Andes mints. Sounds perfect putting the 2 of them together.
Ramona

Cathy said...

Chocolate and mint is my favourite pairing. I'm the one with a stash of peppermint patties in my desk drawer (don't tell anyone though.....the men around here would devour them). I'll have to make these for hubby soon - he loves brownies.

Debbie said...

Oh Katherine. That sounds like an inspired recipe to me! I will pass that along to my daughter!

sherri said...

I've never had mint brownies. I will definitely try this recipe!

Reeni♥ said...

What sinful treats these are! Moist and fudgy! I need to make brownies now!

Isk8Jewel (~Julie~) said...

Wow. I absolutely MUST make these brownies.

girlichef said...

I bet these ARE amazing!!! I want to make them today!! I have 2 boxes of brownie mix, just need to buy some Andes...omg...seriously :D YUM!

JodieMo said...

num num num, I love brownies. these look divine.

Gladys said...

Oh My those look scrumptious. I wonder if I could eat one and write it off as a breath mint?

Sweta said...

The mint will be a treat for summer :)

Cheryl said...

Nice idea, Mary will be pleased she inspired you!

Cathy said...

These look incredible, Katherine! My sister is a great chocolate/mint lover and we're having a baby shower for her this weekend; maybe I'll whip up a batch!

Marguerite said...

These look dangerous, Katherine. I love brownies and with the Andes mints, sinful!! Yummm!!!

Marjie said...

I just don't eat chocolate foods, only straight chocolate (including Andes mints), but I'll bet they'd last about 12 minutes with my kids!

I understand the agony of having few or no comments. I'm glad you didn't wonder why you were talking to yourself and just quit!

Debbie said...

What a great idea...I love mint and chocolate and brownies, etc, etc.....These will not last long!

doggybloggy said...

mint brownies with a basil twist?

Mary at My New 30 said...

I love brownies too and pair them with mint and you got a major winner!

lisaiscooking said...

That's so funny. My of my first posts (which I don't believe received any comments) was about mint layered brownies. It's a great flavor combo!

Selba said...

I'm totally in love with brownies! :)

jann said...

Sinfully delicious looking and easy~going to make these tomorrow!

teresa said...

I make something similar to that every Christmas and I LOVE them! These look so good!

Natashya said...

I do like those Andes mints.. sounds wonderful!

burpandslurp said...

oh, I love the way you decorated the plate with a sprig of mint, very nice!
And wow...those brownies looks so moist and dense! I'll bet this brownies started drawing tons of traffic into your blog!

Joanne said...

Luring readers in with chocolate...I like the way you think.

merrilymarylee said...

I posted another entry about trying to get psyched up for the dreaded British Extreme Cereal Diet yesterday and yet here I am, back at your door, nose pressed against the window.

Did you HAVE to do mint brownies? OH MY GOSH!!!
They look FABULOUS!

You have the loveliest, most delicious site!

Julie said...

I WOULD like brownies AND fresh breath! I'd like a smaller butt too, will this help with that?
Seriously...they look great. I love Andes mints :)

Greg C said...

Fresh breath brownies, I love it.

Rebekka said...

Chocolate and mint....SO PERFECT TOGETHER!!!!!

Bridgett said...

As if brownies weren't perfect on their own, you went and made them divine. Not much better than chocolate and mint in my opinion. I would have to have these taken away from me!

The Blonde Duck said...

It's worth an allergic reaction to try these.

Ashley said...

I just found your blog from my friend Merrianne's. Your blog is really cute!!! I have got to try this brownie recipe soon!
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Jude said...

Mint and chocolate are always great together. Been getting a lot of fresh herbs lately and looking for ideas to incorporate them into everything.

Kara said...

I just tried the same thing but with Symphony bars. They were awesome! I love mint, so I bet these will be just as delicious. Thanks for the idea!!