March 25, 2011

Andes Mint Brownies


If you like Andes Mints then you will LOVE these brownies.  They are a chewy brownie with a layer of mints in the middle!  I have made them so many times and they come out perfect every time.  This time I tried them with the Andes Mint Baking Chips that come in a bag, because that is what I had, but usually I make them will full-size Andes Mints!  I think I prefer them with the full-size mints, because I love biting into the brownie and getting a snap from the mint and you don't get that with these chopped up ones, but the flavor is still rich and minty and very refreshing!  This was the first time I tried them with chocolate frosting and they were delicious, but if you are not a frosting person, you might think it is a little much.   So, it's totally up to you which way you make them.
Andes Mint Brownies
adapted from: Paula Deen
(Printable Recipe)

1 1/2 c. butter, melted
1 c. cocoa powder
3 c. sugar
4 eggs
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
3 boxes Andes Mints


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 9x13 pan.  In a medium bowl, combine melted butter and cocoa, stirring well; set aside.  In a large bowl, beat sugar and eggs at medium speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes.  Slowly beat in butter mixture. Add flour, salt and vanilla beating just until combined.  Spread half of the batter in pan.  Unwrap each mint and place, side by side, covering batter completely.  Carefully spread remaining batter over mints, sealing to edges.  Bake for 35 minutes.  Let cool in pan completely.  

9 comments:

  1. Ok...I am definitely making these!!!

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  2. Really delicious. These brownies look so moist. Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. Wow, these sound amazing! I am a huge fan of mint and chocolate, will have to make these soon!

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  4. I am your newest follower! Looks like we love the same flavors. I will have to try these with the full size mints. They look so rich and chocolatey! I am truly a fan of frosting, someone has a blog called Less Cake More Frosting, or something like that. Brownies with frosting are so over the top. Thanks for joining in on the fun of the Paula Deen Party.

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  5. Hi Jenn! Gotta love a good brownie recipe, and this sounds great! I'm so glad you joined the Cook-Along, I've signed up to follow your kitchen adventures! And yes... I may have, eaten cake for dinner once or twice:@)

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  6. I love the name of your blog! These look delicious. I have some mint chips. I need to give this recipe a try.

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  7. I LOVE andes mints and brownies are a close second...I'm definetly going to have to make these:)

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  8. Can I used pre-packaged brownie mix? I don't have the money to buy each ingredient separately?

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    1. You can definitely use a boxed brownie mix. Just make sure to buy a chewy fudge brownie mix. It will be great. -Jenn

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