Recipe by flower7
I adopted this from the Recipezaar account. They are more a cakey brownie when right out of the oven but get more fudgy after cooling. They have a nice light mint flavor. If you can't find the mint chocolate chips you can recreate with regular semi-sweet chips and a few drops of peppermint oil (as that is what makes the mint chips minty).
Top Review by Amy Bradley
Funny story . . I went to buy the ingredients for these brownies, and I couldn't find mint chocolate chips anywhere. So, I ended up using those York Peppermint Bites - you know, the little round ones. I added a square of bakers chocolate so it wouldn't be overly minty. Turned out pretty good, nice and moist; good texture.
- 1 1⁄4 cups flour, unbleached
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 3 tablespoons water
- 10 ounces mint chocolate chips
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 325° F and grease a 13x9-inch baking pan.
- In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
- In medium saucepan, combine sugar, butter and water; bring JUST TO A BOIL then remove from heat.
- Add mint-chocolate chips and vanilla extract; stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
- Transfer to a large bowl and let cool slightly (so you don't cook the eggs).
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Stir in flour mixture gently (be sure not to overmix).
- Stir in nuts, if using.
- Spread into prepared pan.
- Bake for 28-32 minutes.
- Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.