Chocolate Mint Brownies: An Easy Layered Dessert

A green mint layer in the middle make these chocolate mint brownies both yummy and festive! An easy make-ahead dessert that’s perfect for the holidays!Chocolate Mint Brownies

I’m sharing a sweet treat that I found on an old card in my recipe box. I honestly don’t remember ever making it but I must have because there are notations on the card about the baking time. It was fun to see the layers come together and after the first bite I knew I would be making this again! One of the ingredients for the middle mint layer was Creme DeMenthe. I didn’t have any and looked at my grocery store to see if I could easily find some. They didn’t carry it, so I figured out a substitution. I don’t want to list an ingredient that is a pain in the neck to get. So…in place of the Creme DeMenthe, I used peppermint extract, a little green food coloring and milk. Worked like a charm!

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Chocolate Mint Brownies

A green mint layer in the middle make these chocolate mint brownies both yummy and festive! An easy make-ahead dessert that's perfect for the holidays!

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes


Brownie layer

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 16 oz. can chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour

Mint Layer

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2-3 drops green food coloring
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoon milk


  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 6 oz. package chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 9 x 13 pan with non-stick spray.
  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing well between additions.
  • Add syrup, salt and flour.
  • Mix well and pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30 min.
  • Cool.
  • Mix all ingredients for the mint layer and spread onto cooled brownies.
  • Put 6 T. butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Cook in microwave on high for 1 min.
  • Stir well until it is melted and combined. Cool slightly.
  • Spread over mint layer.
  • May be refrigerated and served cold.
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If you happen to have some Creme DeMenthe hanging around, I think it would be really good in the mint layer. The original recipe called for 2 tablespoons. Also, if you want the mint layer a darker green, simply add more food coloring. I didn’t have any candy canes, but I think it would be yummy to crush some up and sprinkle on top of the frosting. Very festive indeed.


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