Have you heard about the secret Starbucks menu? It’s a list of cool combinations that you can have your Barista make. There is The Nutella, Oreo Frappuccino and a Raspberry Cheesecake one just to name a few.
Lately, I’ve been ordering a drink of the secret menu on the weekends for Mr. My normal barista is all up on his secret Starbucks drinks. Last time I was in, he BLEW MY MIND.
The best Starbucks drink ever. It was a Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Frappuccino.
It was amazing. I almost drank the entire thing before I gave it to Mr.
I HAD to make something mint chocolate chip. I wanted brownies. Not just any brownies, really good fudge-y mint brownies. With frosting. Fudge-y frosting.
These are them. And oh man they are fabulous.
Oh so so good. Soft, chewy dense brownies with all those mint chocolate chips hidden inside and fudge-y chocolate frosting with more mint chocolate flavor. I mean really what else is there to say? If you are looking for a cakey brownies you are in the wrong spot. These are for the mint chocoholic in all of us. I made them look pretty but honestly they would taste just as amazing just using an offset spatula to top the brownies with a thick layer of the rich fudge frosting. I’m not sure if you can find Nestle Chipits Mint Chocolate Chips everywhere, so you could just make these with regular chocolate or add extract into the frosting and use Andes Mints in the brownies.
Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies Recipe – one 9×13 pan or twelve 3 inch rounds
1 c butter – cut into chunks
1 1/2 c granulated sugar
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs – room temp
2/3 c cocoa powder (I used dutch processed)
1 c all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 heaping c of mint chocolate chips (approx. 7 oz) – I used Nestle Chipits Mint Chocolate Chips
Mint Chocolate Fudge Frosting
3 oz mint chocolate chips (melted and cooled)
1/2 c butter
1/2 c cocoa
2 1/2 c confectioners sugar
Preheat oven to 350 F. Move oven rack to the middle position. Line 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a medium sauce pan melt butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally with a spatula. Once butter is melted remove from heat and stir in vanilla, brown and granulated sugar. Let sit for a couple minutes until it cools down a bit. Add eggs one at a time stirring until almost combined in between each addition. You don’t want to over mix.
In another large bowl sift together flour, cocoa and salt.
Sprinkle flour/cocoa into your butter/sugar/egg mixture. (if you think your pot is too small move your butter mixture into a large bowl)
Fold in flour into your butter/sugar mixture until no flour streaks remain, then fold in your mint chocolate chips.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30-34 minutes, rotating 1/2 through cooking. They are ready when a toothpick inserted comes out with moist crumbs but not wet batter on it.
Cool before frosting or cutting.
Mint Chocolate Fudge Frosting
Cream butter until light and fluffy. Add in melted mint chocolate and mix until uniform in color. Sift in confectioners sugar and cocoa. Add in milk to thin, adding a tablespoon at a time. You will need close to 1/4 c. Make sure to scrape down the bowl often as the chocolate gets stuck to the side of the mixer. Pipe on to the cooled brownies or use an offset spatula to spread it all over.
Store in an airtight container 3-4 days.