MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP SWIRL BROWNIES
Mint Chocolate Chip Swirl Brownies are so easy and taste like Thin Mints! The bright green swirl makes it a perfect treat for holidays.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
FOR THE BROWNIES:
- 1 (20 oz) box fudge brownie mix (family size for 9 x 13 baking dish)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup water
FOR THE CREAM CHEESE SWIRL:
- 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/4 teaspoon mint extract (not peppermint)
- 4-5 drops green food coloring (it should be super green)
- 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
In a large bowl, mix together brownie mix, eggs, oil and water until smooth. Scoop out 1⁄3 cup of the batter and set aside. Pour the rest of the batter into prepared pan.
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. Then dollop with the reserved 1⁄3 cup 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.
Bake brownies for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out almost clean. Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares.
Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.3mg