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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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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  1. I’m going to make these brownies for Christmas.. I can’t wait to see my families happy faces when they enjoy them..
    thank you for sharing…
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  2. Have the same recipe and it’s called “Brownies with a Difference”. Great for Christmas or any time of year and just change the color of the filling to whatever you like such as red or maybe orange for Halloween!

    P.S. You would probably have to go to a liquor store to buy the Creme de Menthe.

  3. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    *So* pinning it….It’s like Fudge Love and Peppermint Patty having a love child! Oh, my…..

  4. Yummy! I am addicted to anything mint flavored, right now I am on to mint M&M’s and mint Kisses. I am printing your recipe to give it a try.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      No…it’s 4 eggs. This recipe has been sort of a train wreck! I corrected it and am so sorry for the mix up. Thank you for visiting my blog!

  5. I am curious as to the amount of flour (assuming some is needed for the brownie layer) and also would like to know the amount of creme de menthe called for since I have that on hand and I don’t have peppermint extract on hand. Thanks so much. I’d like to make these!

    1. LOL Just noticed that you mentioned it is 2T creme de menthe. Sorry about that!

      1. Ann Drake says:

        It’s 1 c. flour…I’m sorry I left that out!

  6. I’ve made these before and I used the liqueur, super easy, used a box mix!

  7. Memaw 0624 says:

    Around here (a little south of you in Ohio) Creme DeMenthe is available anywhere you can find liqueurs (like any Schnapps, Kahlua, Drambuie, etc) Usually at Krogers and Always at the drive throughs. Would love to make these but I am sure there should be flour of some kind. Always love your recipes that I have tried. Thank you for sharing, And hope you have a Great Holiday

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Yes you are right…there’s supposed to be 1 c. flour. I’m sorry!

  8. Ann,
    I love your blog. FYI — you forgot to include how much flour is needed in your list of ingredients fro the brownie layer. Please revise your recipe as I’d love to make it. Thanks.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      I did revise it and thank you for letting me know. 1 c. flour is what you need!

  9. You know…this looks just like my mom’s recipe, which I cannot find! Thanks! It’s really delicious! ;)

  10. Chocolate and mint….can’t go wrong there! Clarificatiion please, are you referring to Creme DeMenthe the liqueur or just flavoring? I live in a state where both are available in grocery stores. I assume either will work but thought I should ask.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      The original recipe called for liqueur (2 T.) No idea why my Kroger didn’t have any. I need to broaden my search a bit!