Fudgy Double Crème de Menthe Brownies

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Fudgy Double Crème de Menthe Brownies

Saturday was a case of “I have a few hours in the kitchen to make non-KISD desserts, how much can I bake for the blog and how fast?”

Fudgy Double Crème de Menthe Brownies

Of course I had another reason to bake, other than for Matt to have three cupcakes as an afternoon snack.  And the reason wasn’t to give me an excuse to eat the last three brownies sliver by sliver until they “magically” disappeared.  But Matt was going to a birthday party and I was headed to a housewarming party and apparently when you run a bakery you are expected to bring baked goods.  Who knew?

Fudgy Double Crème de Menthe Brownies

In fact, any time I show up empty handed I get some pretty disappointed faces.  Even from our friends and family members on diets, they are always slyly trying to see if I have a plate/box/bag of goodies behind my back.

Fudgy Double Crème de Menthe Brownies

But I digress.  These brownies went to the birthday party and they were a perfect case of “what do I have on hand that needs to be used up?”  We had leftover mint buttercream in the freezer that has been taking up valuable real estate for a while and a bag of Andes pieces in the drawer from before the holidays.

Fudgy Double Crème de Menthe Brownies

Let me tell you, those two items did not go to waste.  These brownies were a heavenly combination of fudgy, creamy, rich and minty all at the same time.  A few hours after I finished the leftover brownies, I completely regretted not doubling the batch.  Looks like the rest of those Andes candies won’t be around for long!


Fudgy Double Crème de Menthe Brownies
Serves 12

Brownies

Ingredients:
3 ounces semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, sliced
1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Andes crème de menthe pieces or chopped Andes candies

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Grease a 9×9 brownie pan or baking dish with cookie spray or butter; set aside
In a large microwavable bowl, melt chocolate and butter by microwaving in 30-second increments and stirring in-between
Whisk in sugar until well combined
Whisk in eggs and vanilla until well combined
Whisk in four just until combined
Fold in crème de menthe pieces
Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake 25-30 minutes or until a knife comes out clean
Set brownies aside to cool and prepare buttercream

Creme de Menthe Buttercream

Ingredients:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup creme de menthe

Directions:
Beat butter in the large bowl of an electric mixer on high speed until light and creamy
Add powdered sugar and crème de Menthe and mix on low until incorporated
Increase speed to high and mix until filling is light and fluffy
Spread buttercream over cooled brownies; slice and serve

Brownies adapted from Baker’s

Fudgy Double Crème de Menthe Brownies

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36 Responses to “Fudgy Double Crème de Menthe Brownies”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks April 22, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    I love creme de menthe bars and brownies and made some minty Oreo (green) brownies for St Paddy’s Day…these look soooo good!

  2. mike @ TheCulinaryLens April 22, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    Chocolate and mint is one of my favorite combinations. I am sure these are amazing.

  3. DessertForTwo April 22, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    Oh, I KNOW! People complain when you bring desserts because of the calories, but then when you don’t, they’re offended. #thelifeofbakers ;)

  4. Blog is the New Black April 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    Ummmm, these look terribly delicious!

  5. Amy @ FragrantVanillaCake April 22, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

    I saw the photo of these on FB and had to check them out! They look so delicious and sound like they taste amazing :)!

  6. Emily @ Life on Food April 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    The mint lover in me is saying yes please, now!

  7. the food dude April 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    These brownies look awesome! Great photos!

  8. Kristen April 22, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    Those look super yummy!

  9. Kathryn April 23, 2012 at 6:06 am #

    Oh these brownies look so good, just the perfect consistency!

  10. thelittleloaf April 23, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    Yum yum YUM! Love creme de menthe and chocolate combined so put together in a brownie is my idea of heaven. You are the dessert queen!

  11. Sandra April 23, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    Dense, fudgy and delicious, these look amazing. How cool is that, “you run a bakery!” Proud of you girl!

    • admin April 23, 2012 at 9:02 am #

      Thanks, Sandra:-)

  12. Joanne April 23, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    Oh yes, the looks of disappointment when you show up empty-handed. I know those all too well (actually, not really. It’s rare that that occurs :P)

    If there’s one thing I can’t resist, it’s the chocolate and mint combo. You’re killing MY diet. :P

    • admin April 23, 2012 at 9:01 am #

      Um, I am killing MY diet… please save me!

  13. ErinCroutons April 23, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    I LOVE chocolate and mint. And love getting rid of those pesky ingredients in the house without wasting them. Sounds like a win win!

  14. Magic of Spice April 23, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    My favorite flavors! These are just dreamy!

  15. Catalina @ Cake with Love April 23, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    This really look heavenly!! I love chocolate and mint together!

  16. Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) April 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Ohh these look like the ones I make! Except there’s a layer of fudge on top of the layer of frosting :) I’ve also adapted them to be peanutbutter filled instead of mint too :)

  17. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    These look fabulous, Lauren! So fudgy and gooey and delicious! Great recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Erin @ Texanerin Baking April 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    They’re so fudgy! And I love the topping. I want to make these closer to Christmas time. :)

  19. Let Me Eat Cake April 23, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    brownies and creme de menthe mmmm!!!

  20. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite April 23, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    These look fantastic! I always feel the pressure to arrive at people’s homes with desserts, or to be on top of my game when hosting friends or family :) I don’t mind though – I love trying out new things and that gives me a reason to!

  21. Madison @ Espresso and Cream April 23, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    These look amazing, Lauren! Now that I’ve had your baking, I’m extra motivated to make them. :)

  22. Tracey April 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    Ahhh, chocolate and mint – pretty much the best combination ever! Love these, and definitely the perfect treat to share with others :)

  23. Reem | Simply Reem April 23, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    Minty Brownie… Yum!!!
    This is the best combination ever, I can imagine how much wonderful this taste…

  24. Baking Serendipity April 23, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    I don’t think I’ve had a peppermint/chocolate dessert since…the winter holidays!?! It’s been far too long and these look amazing!

  25. Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry April 24, 2012 at 12:26 am #

    Mmmm! Those look so good! Great pictures, I can almost taste them!

  26. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts April 24, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    What a great brownie. I love a fudgy brownie, and mint is a perfect pairing. Sounds wonderful!

  27. Beth Michelle April 25, 2012 at 8:09 am #

    These look amazing. Mint and chocolate, such a perfect combination!

  28. Colleen @ Miss Petite Sweets April 25, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    Hi Lauren! I just nominated you for the Most Versatile Blogger Award: http://misspetitesweets.com/2012/04/25/pumpkin-blueberry-banana-bread/

    • admin April 26, 2012 at 6:46 am #

      Thank you, Colleen!

  29. online parenting class April 27, 2012 at 6:55 am #

    i wanna eat this already

  30. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious April 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    Wow, these brownies look amazing. I love the addition of Andes crème de menthe. Great job!

  31. Nicole@Classic-Hymns.com May 3, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    Those brownies look amazing! Next time I will try a bit of that lovely mint icing!

  32. Simply Life May 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    oooh, these look incredible and that perfect fudgy texture you always want brownies to be!

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