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Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies (+Video)

Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies are so easy and taste like Thin Mints! The bright green swirl makes it a perfect treat for holidays.

A DELICIOUSLY MINTY BROWNIE RECIPE!

One of my absolute sweet flavor combinations is mint and chocolate. It’s one of my favorite flavors of ice cream! This takes that flavor and mixes it up into a delicious and moist brownie! The bright green swirl throughout the brownie makes it fun, totally eye-catching and fun for St. Patrick’s Day!

ten slices of brownies stacked on top of each other on a wire mesh holder.

TIPS FOR MAKING MINT CHOCOLATE BROWNIES:

  • I kept it as easy as possible by using my favorite boxed brownie mix. Just make sure to purchase the ‘family size’ mix that is made for a 9×13-inch baking dish
  • In addition, I am using mint extract (not peppermint.) Mint extract is a combination of peppermint and spearmint flavors.
  • I like the cream cheese swirl to be a very bright green. To achieve this, you’ll need to use quite a bit of liquid food coloring or a more saturated food coloring paste (I prefer Kelly Green).
  • For this recipe, I reserve one cup of the brownie batter to use later in the recipe to swirl around the green cream cheese mixture. This step is optional. I just did it to make sure there was an even mixing of the brownies and cream cheese. It’s not absolutely necessary though.
Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies recipe from The Country Cook - three slices of brownies stacked on top of each other on a square of parchment paper.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • fudge brownie mix
  • eggs
  • vegetable oil
  • water
  • cream cheese
  • sugar
  • egg yolk
  • mint extract (not peppermint)
  • green food coloring
  • mini chocolate chips
fudge brownies mix, eggs, oil, cream cheese, sugar, mint extract, green food coloring, mini chocolate chips.

HOW TO MAKE MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP BROWNIES:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the bottom and sides of an 9×13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on all sides. Or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Make the brownies first: In a large bowl, mix together brownie mix, eggs, oil and water until smooth. Pour the batter into prepared pan.

brownie mix, eggs, oil and water in a large glass bowl.

Make the cheesecake swirl: With a hand-held mixer, beat together the softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, egg yolk, mint extract, and drops of food coloring in a medium bowl until completely smooth – about 1 minute. Stir in the mini chocolate chips by hand.

green cream cheese filling with mini chocolate chips in a bowl.

Dollop large spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture on top of the prepared brownie batter.

brownie batter in a baking pan with bright green cream cheese dotted on top of the brownie batter

Glide a knife through the layers, creating a swirl pattern (taking care not to over-swirl.) Sprinkle a few more mini chocolate chips on top.

green cream cheese shown swirled through brownie batter in baking pan

Bake brownies for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out almost clean.

fully baked mint chocolate brownies in a large baking pan

Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares.

stack of three mint chocolate chip brownies on a parchment paper square

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Originally published: February 2017
Updated & republished: March 2021

Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies recipe from The Country Cook, three slices of brownie shown stacked on top of each other

Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies (+Video)

Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies are so easy and taste like Thin Mints! The bright green swirl makes it a perfect treat for holidays.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

FOR THE BROWNIES:

  • 20 ounce box fudge brownie mix (family size for 9 x 13 baking dish)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup water

FOR THE CREAM CHEESE SWIRL:

  • 8 ounce block cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ¼ teaspoon mint extract (not peppermint)
  • 4-5 drops green food coloring (it should be super green)
  • cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the bottom and sides of an 9×13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on all sides. Or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

BROWNIES:

  • In a large bowl, mix together brownie mix, eggs, oil and water until smooth. Reserve about a cup of the brownie batter for later. Pour the rest of the batter into prepared baking dish.

CHEESECAKE SWIRL:

  • With a hand-held mixer, beat together the softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, egg yolk, mint extract, and drops of food coloring in a medium bowl until completely smooth – about 1 minute. Stir in the mini chocolate chips by hand. 
  • Dollop large spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture on top of the prepared brownie batter.
  • Take the reserved brownie batter and dollop it on top of the cream cheese mixture. Then gently glide a knife through the layers, creating a swirl pattern (taking care not to over-swirl.)
  • Sprinkle a few more mini chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake brownies for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out almost clean. Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Video

Notes

  • I kept it as easy as possible by using my favorite boxed brownie mix. Just make sure to purchase the ‘family size’ mix that is made for a 9×13-inch baking dish
  • In addition, I am using mint extract (not peppermint.) Mint extract is a combination of peppermint and spearmint flavors.
  • I like the cream cheese swirl to be a very bright green. To achieve this, you’ll need to use quite a bit of liquid food coloring or a more saturated food coloring paste (I prefer Kelly Green)
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Sodium: 19mg | Sugar: 10g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I use the dark chocolate brownie mix for these in keeping with the Andes mint concept. (I use milk chocolate brownie mix for peanut butter swirl brownies.)

  2. 5 stars
    Wow! That’s different! Mint added to chocolates. I think it is so delicious. Can’t wait to try that recipe! But anyway thanks for this new recipe.

  3. Love the coloring of these brownies. Cream cheese brownies are the best, aren’t they?. Love the addition of mint!

  4. I❤️everything mint chocolate! A mint chocolate cheesecake brownie looks pretty much perfect. I want one of these right now!