Mint Chocolate Chip Swirl Brownies
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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
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies
Servings: 12
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the bottom and sides of an 9x13 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. Scoop out 1⁄3 cup of the batter and set aside. Pour the rest of the batter into prepared pan.

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. 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.

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Nutrition

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