If you asked us what our favorite dessert was we’d probably say a fudge-y brownie- yes it has to be fudge-y! In our option it’s the right, and only, way to eat a brownie! Don’t give us those cake-y brownies, they’re basically a cake anyway and we’d rather just go for the cake in this situation. In case you couldn’t tell, we have strong feelings over brownies and are willing to fight anyone over this topic. So, yes, these (and any brownie we ever post!) is going to be a fudge-y one! Otherwise we’d just call it a cake 😉
Okay, we’re not actually going to fight anyone because we’re like 5’3 and have about as much muscle as a jellyfish…
We’ve been pretty obsessed with brownies lately! We even just recently posted a brownie recipe a couple of weeks ago, Peanut Butter Cup Brownies. Normally, we wouldn’t post 2 brownie recipes this close together, but we couldn’t help ourselves! These two recipes were just too good not to share! These brownies are fudge-y (we’ve just shouted at you about this in the beginning of this post, so we won’t mention it again…) and minty. If you’ve ever had an Andes Mint, these taste just like that! And they’re even stuffed with Andes Mint candies. They basically couldn’t get any better.
We thought this would be the perfect recipe for December- everyone leading up to Christmas is eating/drinking everything minty, right? And it is. It’s the perfect recipe for you to take to your next holiday party! So, we might have the strength of a jellyfish, but we’ve got the brains of a Dolphin! Wait… Dolphins are smart, right? Right? Why do we keep capitalizing dolphin? Okay, maybe we aren’t smart. Alrighty then, lets move on…
It SNOWED for the first time this season yesterday! We were so excited. We love the snow, as long as we don’t have to, you know, go out in it. It’s so pretty when it’s falling. And if you get enough of it, then it blankets everything in white and it makes everything seem so much quieter. But then we have to go out in it and scrape it off the car and we’re over it! Has it snowed where you live yet? Do you like the snow or are you like us and only like to look at it?
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp salt
1 bag of Andes Mints, unwrapped
for the frosting:
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 tsp. mint extract
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp of milk
1/2 cup of chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 9×9 inch pan with either foil or parchment paper. In a large bowl, melt together the chocolate and the butter. Whisk in the sugar.
- Add in the eggs, yolks, and vanilla and whisk until combined. Fold in the dry ingredients.
- Spoon about 1/2 the batter into the bottom of the pan. Lay down the Andes Mints, covering the whole layer of batter. Spread the remaining batter on top of the candies. Bake for 35 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
- After the brownies are cool, make the frosting. Cream together the butter and mint extract until fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and beat until mixed in. Beat in the milk. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Spread the frosting on to the cool brownies.
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