I have a major sweet tooth and have always loved the mint and chocolate combination. Obviously. As far as I'm concerned, one of the best forms of this heavenly combination is the triple layer grasshopper brownie type thingajajig. With St. Patrick's Day coming up, I decided to perfect and share this easy double chocolate mint brownie recipe and share it with you.

Calling all Mint Lovers

I've always eaten more than my fair share of mint brownies when I have the chance, but I've been far too intimidated to make them myself. They just seemed well above my skill level. Luckily, I was wrong! I am excited to share this easy recipe for delicious double chocolate mint brownies.

Image placeholder title

Recipe Planning

We had a St. Patrick's Day party this weekend and I was craving these brownies something fierce so I searched for an EASY recipe. I found this Chocolate Mint Brownies recipe by Betty Crocker and knew that even I of little baking skill could handle it. And, to make use of some supplies I already had on hand, I substituted doTERRA Peppermint Oil for the mint extract. The result is a delicious, decadent and totally doable recipe!

While the actual baking is very simple, it is a multi-step process so make sure you allow enough time for the brownies to set and cool, about 5 hours.

Image placeholder title

Easy Double Chocolate Mint Brownie Recipe


  • 1 box (1 lb 2.4 oz) of your favorite brownie mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and egg (or any other ingredient) called for on brownie mix box
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup + 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup + 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 10 - 15 drops doTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil OR 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • 2 drops green food color, if desired
  • 1 1/3 cups (8 oz) semisweet chocolate chips

Recommended Articles

Best Modern Wooden Play Gyms

Mom Picks for Best Modern Wooden Play Gyms

Let's be honest: Most baby gyms look like a primary color explosion of yikesness. And yes, I owned one and found it an absolute lifesaver at that bewitching hour when every child under 1 starts crying right when you need to be cooking dinner. But whenever company arrived, I would ...read more

Inspiration and Games for a Candy Land Birthday Party

Inspiration and Games for a Candy Land Birthday Party

The girls had their hearts set in a colorful candy party inspired by the Candy Land board game. This party was such a blast to put together. A rainbow of colors, candy bar, and candy games! Candy Land Birthday Party Food and Drink Our party was in the afternoon, so for food we ...read more

Five Tips for the Perfect Pumpkin Patch Visit 1

Five Tips for the Perfect Pumpkin Patch Visit

It's that time of the year again...pumpkin patch time! While I love a nice Pumpkin Spice Latte as much as the next fall lovin' girl...for me, the season is all about spending time with my family...and hopefully that time is spent outside as much as possible. If you're headed out ...read more

Easy Double Chocolate Mint Brownie Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan).
  2. Grease bottom only of 9-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray. Make and bake brownie mix as directed on box.
  3. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.

Make Mint Filling

  1. In large bowl, beat powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons softened butter, 3 tablespoons whipping cream, 2 oz softened cream cheese, and 10 drops of Peppermint Oil or 1/4 teaspoon mint extract with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  2. Taste test and add Peppermint Oil or extract to desired minty-ness.
  3. Spread over cooled brownies.
  4. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until set.

Make Chocolate Topping

  1. In nonstick saucepan, heat 1/3 cup whipping cream, 1 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 1/3 cup butter over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth.
  2. Cool about 10 minutes or until lukewarm.
  3. Pour topping over filling; spread to cover.
  4. Refrigerate uncovered about 2 hours or until set.

Before cutting into bars, let stand 10 minutes at room temperature. Makes approximately 20 bars. Store covered in refrigerator.

Image placeholder title


Here are more ideas from the archives.

  1. Corn Beef and Cabbage Recipes
  2. Craft: Leprechaun Trap for Kids
  3. Recipe: Irish Soda Bread Muffins


Use Pinterest to save your favorite crafts, menus and parties for St. Patrick's Day here on the Momtrends St. Patrick's Day Board.

Related Articles