Best Mint Brownies

Best Mint Brownies

What a week, filled with magical memories of BYU and their outrageously divine Best Mint Brownies. My husband is most appreciative of just about anything I fix for him, especially when I bake.  This brownie is the most requested recipe by BYU alumni.  Chewy, nutty, and minty, he remembers first having these and falling hard for Mint Brownies when he dined at the Y’s Cannon Center Cafeteria  50+ years ago!

Best Mint Brownies

For the first time we were able to attend BYU Education Week together this summer.  We have attended many programs and activities through the years, but never a packed week of classes. He’s shared stories and experiences with me that I’ve never heard before.  He earned his masters degree and lived in Provo for 6 years, but not with me. It’s been a blast, such fun together, so I made him some of his favorite brownies, to show my thanks and love.

Mint Brownies

According to Chas, most people make a mint brownie with too much, overpowering, mint icing.  He remembers them with just a thin layer of mint icing and then a thicker finishing fudgy, chocolate icing layer.  He also likes them with walnuts, but if you’re not nuts about them, it’s OK to leave them out.

Mix and bake the brownies in a 9×13″ baking pan for 25 minutes.  While they are baking mix up the mint and chocolate icings. When the brownies have baked, remove them from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack.  Spread a thin layer of mint icing on the brownies and place them in the freezer to firm up for 15 minutes.  Remove from the freezer and top with the chocolate icing.  I like to place them in the freezer for about 10 more minutes and then remove and cut to 24 squares.

Now, I challenge you to eat just one!!!

Mint Brownies

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Stir up some mint filled memories from BYU when baking Best Mint Brownies. They are moist, chewy, filled with chunky walnuts and topped with mint and chocolate icing. This is BYU most requested recipe by alumni. I wonder why...enjoy!!!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24 brownies
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1¾ cup flour
  • ½ Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 5 Tablespoons butter
  • dash of salt
  • 3 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 2⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon mint extract
  • 1-2 drops green food coloring
  • 5 Tablespoons butter
  • dash of salt
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 2⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup cocoa
BROWNIES: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter and mix in cocoa. Allow to cool. Add honey, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Add nuts. Pour batter into a greased 9-by-13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool.
MINT ICING: Soften butter. Add salt, corn syrup, and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and fluffy. Add mint extract and food coloring. Mix. Add milk gradually until the consistency is a little thinner than cake frosting. Spread a thin layer of mint icing over brownies. Place brownies in the freezer for a short time to stiffen the icing.
CHOCOLATE ICING: Soften butter, add salt, corn syrup and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and fluffy. Add cocoa, mix until smooth. Add milk gradually until the consistency is a little thinner than cake frosting. Remove brownies from the freezer and carefully add a layer of chocolate icing. Cut and serve.
Recipe, BYU Today Alumni Magazine

What’s your best brownie memory?  I’m crazy about German Chocolate Brownies!  Please share in your comments below.  Thanks for stopping in.  Earn some brownie points with me by pinning this please!

The Best Mint Brownies, with just the right amount of mint frosting, you'll ever taste, try to eat just one!


About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

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