Fudgy Mint Oreo Brownies

Fudgy Mint Oreo Brownies

Whoever combined mint and chocolate together for the first time was a genius. It’s one of the best food combinations out there. I always associate mint with St Patrick’s Day becuase my mom would take my brother and I to get Shamrock shakes. Plus, mint is green. The color green has been associated with St. Patrick’s day since the 1600s–thats a long time!

SO…in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve decided to make a mint Oreo fudge brownie. It’s a spinoff to my Valentines Day red velvet brownies. They are moist, fudgy, and unbelievable chocolatey. They have a flakey and crisp crust filled with a chocolaty fudge center. They are to die for! I love the mini pieces of mint Oreos swimming throughout the dessert.

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INGREDIENTS

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12 Ounces Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
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1 Cup (2 Sticks) Unsalted Butter
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1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
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2 1/4 Cups Granulated Sugar
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5 Large Eggs
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2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
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2 Teaspoon Mint Extract
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1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
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1/4 Teaspoon Salt
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1 Box Mint Flavored Oreos
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1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

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Melt butter on medium heat over the stove.

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Add semi-sweet chocolate chips and continue to stir. *If you love the minty flavor, replace half of the semisweet chocolate chips with mint chips.

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Continue to stir on low heat until the chocolate is melted.

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Once the chocolate chips are melted, add the unsweetened cocoa powder.

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Stir until the chocolate is lump free and smooth.

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Add the chocolate to a new bowl and place it on the counter or in the refriderator to cool for ten minutes

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While the chocolate is cooling, mix the eggs and sugar together.

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Mix in the vanilla extract, mint extract, and salt.

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Mix in the cooled chocolate.

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In a small bowl, combine the flour and the baking soda. Turn speed down to low and beat in the flour mixture slowly.

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Coat a baking dish with butter and pour the batter into the baking dish.

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Break apart 10-15 Oreos and spread them out at the bottom of the baking dish. This will give the brownies a minty and crispy crust.

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Pour the batter over the Oreo pieces and use a spatula to spread the brownies out evenly.

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Bake 45-50 Minutes.

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Allow the brownies to cool for about an hour before serving.

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Slice the brownies into fifteen giant pieces!
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Fudgy Mint Oreo Brownies


INGREDIENTS

  • 

12 Ounces Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 

1 Cup (2 Sticks) Unsalted Butter
  • 

1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 

2 1/4 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 

5 Large Eggs
  • 

2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 

2 Teaspoon Mint Extract
  • 

1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 

1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 

1 Box Mint Flavored Oreos
  • 

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

DIRECTIONS

  1. Prepare your ingredients and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter on medium heat over the stove.
  3. Add semi-sweet chocolate chips and continue to stir. *If you love the minty flavor, replace half of the semisweet chocolate chips with mint chips.
  4. Continue to stir on low heat until the chocolate is melted.
  5. Once the chocolate chips are melted, add the unsweetened cocoa powder.
  6. Stir until the chocolate is lump free and smooth.
  7. Add the chocolate to a new bowl and place it on the counter or in the refrigerator to cool for ten minutes.
  8. While the chocolate is cooling, mix the eggs and sugar together.
  9. Mix in the vanilla extract, mint extract, and salt.
  10. Mix in the cooled chocolate.
  11. In a small bowl, combine the flour and the baking soda. Turn speed down to low and beat in the flour mixture slowly.
  12. Coat a baking dish with butter and pour the batter into the baking dish.
  13. Break apart 10-15 Oreos and spread them out at the bottom of the baking dish. This will give the brownies a minty and crispy crust.
  14. Pour the batter over the Oreo pieces and use a spatula to spread the brownies out evenly.
  15. Bake 45-50 Minutes.
  16. Allow the brownies to cool for about an hour before serving.
  17. Slice the brownies into fifteen giant pieces!
  18. Enjoy!

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THREE QUESTIONS FOR YOU

  1. Do you like mint?
  2. Do you have any St. Patrick’s day traditions/memories.
  3. Have you ever been pinched for not wearing green?

Comments

  • Amanda @ Positively Amanda

    These look superb! I definitely need to try this out!

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  • Hillary Danielle

    So I’ve been looking for a homemade brownie recipe that wasn’t too involved/difficult/with-a-lot-of-ingredients-I-don’t-usually-have-on-hand, but none seemed to turn out the way I was hoping (basically the boxed brownie mix taste but made homemade). I tried this recipe without the Oreos and just used 4 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract instead of the 2 with Mint Extract, and they are fantastic! The outside of mine turned out seeming a bit hard but once you cut into it and take a bite they are definitely gooey-ish still and they taste FANTASTIC! Thank you for the recipe!

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  • Gale

    Thank you for the recipe. They were great.

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  • Nicole Lynne

    making these for an easter potluck at work tomorrow !! I hope they’re a hit

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  • Rachel

    I love anything mint! Especially mint and chocolate these look delicious! I am definitely going to make them this year for St. Patrick’s day! I normally don’t do anything to special for St. Patrick’s day but I always try to wear some green! I always wear green so I normally don’t get pinched but when I was younger my brothers would get me before I could get ready! I had to wear green pajamas to bed! Thanks for the post! Love it as always!

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  • Amanda Klems

    1. I actually do not like mint. Honestly, it took me until my adult life to even use mint toothpaste! I always bought the kids flavors! 🙂
    Luckily, I could easily swap classic double-stuf oreos for this recipe!

    2. Every St. Patrick’s Day weekend my friends and I rent a school bus to take us bar hopping to a few different Irish bars located in downtown Cincinnati and Newport Kentucky. It’s SO much fun, and very affordable when you have a bus load of people! Not to mention – much, much safer than any of us driving!

    3. I don’t think I have ever been pinched for not wearing green, I seem to always find something festive to wear – even to work!

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  • Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    Yum! I’ll have to have a go at a gluten free version! i’ll let you know if it turns out gross…haha! This looks awesome though!
    I do love mint especially mint and chocolate!!

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  • jessica

    1. I do enjoy mint – but not overpowering mint. I don’t like my mouth to tingle with mint, unless I’m eating a York peppermint patty!
    2. I enjoy getting shamrock shakes for St. Patrick’s Day, but with how bad they are for me, I’ve been looking for a good healthy alternative the last few years!
    3. Maybe? In elementary school?! I can’t remember! Green is my favorite color though, so more often than not, I’m wearing it!

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  • Lindsay Herrala

    What temperature did you bake them at?

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  • Jessie

    I loved your red velvet brownies so these will be great

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  • Ashton Jury

    I’m a big fan of mint, from tossing fresh sprigs in my water to thin mint girl scout cookies. These brownies look amazing! I love making Oreo truffle balls with the mint Oreo’s. Also shamrock shakes yum! I have no plans at the moment for St. Patty’s but in Seal Beach we have a few Irish pubs so I think we may hit up one of those, I’m also thinking about making corn beef & cabbage in the crock pot or some sort of Guinness stew or cupcakes. Also yes! I have been pinched for not wearing green the joys of being the oldest of four boys. <3

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  • Elaine

    Yummy but confusing directions…the directions say pour batter in, then put cookies on bottom, but the picture has Oreos on top? Can you explain/fix that? Thx!

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  • Siobhan

    If I’m not wearing green, I avoid getting pinched by saying that my eyes are green so I’m basically always wearing green, so I should be off the hook. Also, my name is Irish so I think I have all my bases covered on St. Patrick’s Day haha

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  • Colleen

    1) Mint and chocolate = my FAVORITE combo ever! Haha, in the office where I intern we sometimes get free samples from healthy food companies and if there’s ever a minty chocolate sample my coworkers always save one for me ^_^ Also, mint chocolate chip ice cream for the win! ahaha

    2) Every St. Patrick’s day, my mom gives little themed gifts to my siblings and me, and for dinner she cooks corned beef and cabbage (even though I can’t stand that dish! Haha). We’re a very Irish family so I also help her make authentic Irish soda bread (which I DO love) and we give loaves of it out to family members and friends! It’s SO GOOD. Have you ever had Irish soda bread? I definitely recommend trying it this St. Pat’s day if you haven’t!! Really yummy with tea or coffee :]

    3) I usually wear green on St. Pat’s but I’ve never heard of pinching people for not wearing it! So funny!

    Have a great one Tara <3 xoxo

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  • Jessie @ The Acquired Sass

    1. LOVE mint. It’s my favorite. Shamrock Shakes are my jam.
    2. Hmm, no real traditions. College always held kegs & eggs in the morning. I live in Pittsburgh & there is actually a HUGE parade every year. I do believe we rival Chicago & Boston for our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. I usually just make sure to eat & wear green!
    3. I’ve been pinched before I’m sure, but usually I’m the one doing the pinching!

    P.S. Check steps 12 & 13, you’ve got people adding the batter before they add the Oreo’s to the bottom. I think most people will get it, but you’ve always got someone that takes things a little too literally.

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  • Emily Weir

    YUM! I only like mint when paired with chocolate so these sound PERFECT. I’m totally making these for St. Pattys Day.

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  • Kyla

    1. I love mint and those brownies look dangerously good!

    2. St. Patty’s day is such fun! I love going out with friends, eating traditional Irish food and drinking a good beer!

    3. I never thought about it before, but I have never been pinched! I’ve always been good about wearing my green! I guess it’s the Irish blood in me! 🙂

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  • Carly

    I love mint with chocolate too! I think its the best combination!… My fav is mint chocolate chip ice cream, although these brownies might change my mind… they look soooo good!

    The only St. Patrick’s day tradition I have is wearing green… I forgot my first year at my current job and EVERYONE came by my office to pinch me! Lesson learned! Wear green!!

    Hope you have a great Saturday!

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  • Lisa A.

    Hi Taralynn! Happy Saturday 🙂

    1. I’m on the fence about mint, I do enjoy it with chocolate, but I hate when restaurants add mint to my food especially salads. Once mint is in something, it’s kind of overwhelming. I do love thin mint girl scout cookies 🙂

    2. No St Patty’s Day traditions, except try to wear green so I don’t get pinched haha. I actually forgot about St. Patty’s day until I just read your post, it’s hard to actually “celebrate” a holiday when it’s during the week. There is a St. Patty’s day parade that happens right outside my work every year. I work in NYC so the parade goes right by my office. It’s fun to see all the people dressed up and hear the bagpipes.

    3. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been pinched for not wearing green. I think it had to have been in elementary or middle school. Now I just tell people my underwear is green to prevent pinches haha 😉

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  • Jen H.

    1. I do like mint…but subtly. I last time I was at Starbucks there was so much peppermint in my peppermint mocha frappucino that it as ruined my mint/chocolate tastebuds. Buttt that being said, these brownies look sinful and I’m already planning on bringing them into the teachers lounge closer to St. Pattys Day!

    2. As far as traditions…nothing special! My town has festivals so if the girls and I are not busy, we will go walk around downtown and check out the shops. I do always make green chocolate chip pancakes that morning, just because. Come on, who doesn’t love pancakes!! 🙂

    3. I have been pinched for not wearing green. Now I work at a school and the kids take St. Patricks day VERY seriously…they are not allowed to pinch you, but they surely will give you a lot of flack if you’re not wearing it! I’ve learned the hard way.

    xoxo Jen

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      1. I agree! Too much is too much! I hope you and the teachers enjoy!

      2. That sounds like so much fun and those pancakes sound amazing!!

      3. Oh you better wear green or you’re doomed! Kids pinching everywhere! lol

      xo have a great Saturday!

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