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Chocolate Mint Brownies with Mint Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Packed full of mini chocolate chips, pecans and hot fudge ice cream topping these brownies have it all. Add a mint frosting and chopped mint m & m's, fantastic!

Course: Bar, Brownie, Dessert
Keyword: Candy, Chocolate, m & m's, Mint
Servings: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup Hershey's cocoa
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted and divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped mint m & m's, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons chocolate fudge ice cream topping
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup milk, add 1 tablespoon at a time until reach desired consistency
  • few drops of green food coloring
  • chopped mint m & m's
Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350º Grease a 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish.
  2. Stir together cocoa and baking soda in large bowl, slowly stir in 1/3 cup melted butter. Add water; stir until mixture thickens. Add sugar, eggs, and remaining 1/3 cup melted butter. Stir until smooth. Add flour, extract and salt; combine until well blended. Stir in mini chocolate chips, mint candies, pecans and chocolate topping.
  3. Spread into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Do not over bake. Cool pan on wire rack.
  5. When cool, frost with mint frosting.
  6. Make mint frosting.
  7. Cream butter, add confectioners sugar and beat.
  8. Stir in extract and milk.
  9. Mix until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  10. Add green food coloring, if desired, beat until reached desired color.
  11. Spread on cooled brownies.
  12. Garnish with chopped mint m & m's.