Monday, December 8, 2008

BYU Mint Brownies

I bookmarked this recipe a few years ago, knowing that I would want to try them. I am glad that I FINALLY got around to making these!! The other days my boys wanted to make some brownies, so decided to try these. They were SO yummy!! I am looking forward to making them again soon.

I had my 6 year old and 3 year old helping me with these. While we were making the mint icing, my 6 year old said, "Mom, you are making gum." My 3 year old smelled and said, "mmm, really good gum." :)

BYU Mint Brownies


  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1/2 c. cocoa
  • 2 T. honey
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 3/4 c. flour
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts (I left these out)
  • 12 oz. chocolate icing (I used my favorite butter cream frosting(from my mother-in-law) w/a couple T of cocoa added, I'll include the recipe at the end of this post)

Mint Icing


  • 5 T. margarine
  • dash of salt
  • 3 T. milk
  • 1 T. light corn syrup
  • 2 1/3 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 t. mint extract
  • 1-2 drops green food coloring (I used 2)

Directions: Melt margarine 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.

Prepare mint icing: Soften margarine. 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 mint icing over brownies. Place brownies in the freezer for a short time to stiffen the icing. Remove from the freezer and carefully add a layer of chocolate icing.

Butter Cream Frosting

  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cube margarine (softened)
  • 1/4 c. evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 t. vanilla

Directions: Beat margarine until soft and creamy. Add powdered sugar and salt, mix. Add milk a little at a time so it doesn't get too thin. If necessary, add a little more milk to thin or powdered sugar to thicken. Add vanilla.

*I added 2-3 T of cocoa to the powdered sugar before mixing it with the margarine.

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  1. I'll have to try those. My parents will be excited, as BYU alumni. Thanks!

    I've got a handful of recipes on my blog as well, it's

  2. I actually bought one of these today. I live right by BYU so stop by at least once a month just to buy a mint brownie. Im excited to try this recipe. It'll be nice to be able to make them at home


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