If you love chocolate, mint, and creamy deliciousness then you haveto try this recipe! I put it together because I was looking to
satisfy my sweet tooth craving for those Andes mints they give you at
restaurants. Mission accomplished! I hope
1 ½ Cups Flour4
1 tsp Baking Powder2 Cups Sugar
1 ½ tsp Salt1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2/3 Cup Butter1 tsp
¼ Cup Vegetable Oil½ Cup White
¾ Cup Cocoa½ Cup
Dark Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350
degrees, grease a 13x9 pan and set aside.
In a mixing bowl combine
flour, baking powder, and salt. Set
aside until you’re ready for it.
a sauce pan over medium heat melt butter.
Once the butter is melted,
turn heat to low and stir in cocoa and oil until your mixture is smooth and all
the cocoa is dissolved.
Pour this mixture into a medium/large sized
mixing bowl then slowly mix in sugar. Blend
in eggs one at a time stirring thoroughly between each egg. Add in vanilla and peppermint.
Gradually add in the prepared flour mixture,
stirring well to make sure the flour and cocoa mixtures are fully combined.
Fold in the white and dark
chocolate chips and pour into prepared 13x9 pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick
comes out clean. Allow to cool fully
before spreading on the mint cream!
Mint Buttercream Filling
4 oz Neufchatel Cheese3 Tbsp Butter
3 Cups Powdered Sugar1 Tbsp Heavy Whipping
2 tsp Salt1
tsp Peppermint Extract
So this mint cream filling turned out to be an amazing
happy accident. I had intended to use regular
cream cheese but when I went to the fridge to grab my cream cheese, I only
found Neufchatel. Apparently I had
forgotten that I had used up all my cream cheese on my last naughty treat! But you're not reading this to hear about my grocery
woes,you’re reading this blog to find out how you can
make this delicious treat so here we go...
In a medium bowl whip
together Neufchatel cheese and butter until it’s light and fluffy. Add in powdered sugar one cup at a time, being
sure to whip between each cup until you reach a stiff consistency. Add in cream, salt, and peppermint extract then
continue whipping until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated.
Now you’re ready to
spread this creamy yumminess on top of the fully cooled brownies.
But we're not done
yet.After all, this is the naughty
treat, right?So let's indulge and take
this to the next level of deliciousness.
2 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips
2 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp half and half
In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine all three
ingredients stirring constantly until the combination is fully melted.Remove from heat and then pour the chocolate on top of the mint cream topping.
Chill to allow chocolate topping to harden,
then serve and ENJOY!