BYU Mint Brownies

If you ever attend an event down at BYU, keep your eye open for a Mint Brownie.  They are delicious.  I think that anything I don’t have to make tastes better, but my BYU mint brownies were pretty close to the original.  Yum.

BYU Mint Brownies
Source: BYU Dining


1 cup butter

1/2 cup cocoa
2 Tbsp. honey
4 eggs
2 cup white sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional, we don’t do nuts at our house.)

12 oz. chocolate icing (Use your own icing recipe or purchase some chocolate frosting.)

Mint Icing
5 Tbsp. butter
dash of salt
3 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
2 1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1-2 drops green food coloring

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter 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.

2. Prepare mint icing: Soften butter. 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.

3. 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.

Thanks to The Girl Who Ate Everything for posting this recipe.

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