Chocolate Mint Brownies

Here’s an easy, fun and yummy snack for your Shamrock Spectacular!

Ingredients:

  • 1 18-oz box brownie mix, plus water, oil & eggs to make as directed
  • 2/3 cup mint chocolate chips
  • parchment paper to line pan
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbs milk
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • green food coloring (optional*)
  • 1/3 cup mint chocolate chips
  • optional sprinkles

Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake Time: 33-36 minutes

Preheat oven to 350* and line a 9×9″ baking pan with parchment paper. Let the edges of paper go beyond pan by 1″ so you can lift the brownies out after baking. In a large bowl, mix brownie batter as directed on box. After mixing, fold in 2/3 cup mint chocolate chips. Pour batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 33-36 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool brownies completely before frosting.

While brownies are cooling, make the frosting:

Blend the softened butter and cream cheese, then add the powdered sugar, milk, mint extract, and enough green food coloring for desired shade. (*My family does not eat artificial coloring, but I think white mint frosting is fine!) Mix until smooth. Spread frosting over brownies and sprinkle 1/3 cup mint chocolate chips over the frosting. If desired, sprinkle with sprinkles or decorating sugar. Cut into bars or squares and enjoy!

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