Brownies are one of my most favorite desserts to make. They are uncomplicated and can be completely customized to whatever flavors you are in the mood for. They are great to bring to a party or get together too, since they travel so well! I was in the mood for something sweet the other day and also wanted to use up some of my partially empty bags of baking candy I had and so these Triple Chocolate Mint Brownies were born!
These brownies are a cinch to make but do take a little longer to bake since they have added chocolate syrup in them. These types of recipes are great for kids to help with too since they are pretty straight forward and not to fussy.
These brownies were such a big hit with my kids and their friends, they only lasted a few days! The center is nice and chewy and the outside a little crunchy so it’s the best of both worlds. I used Andes Mint pieces and also leftover mini m&m’s in mine, but you could swap that out for peanut butter chips or reese cups or whatever you want! The basic recipe would stay the same no matter what your added candy choice would be.
- 7 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into quarters
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 3 large eggs
- 1¼ cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup chocolate syrup
- add ins:
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup chopped andes mint candy pieces
- ¼ cup mini m&m's
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
- Melt the chocolates and butter in the microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring occasionally until smooth. Whisk in the cocoa. Set aside to cool.
- Whisk together the eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt in a medium bowl until combined, about 30 seconds. Whisk the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture, then stir in the flour with a wooden spoon until just combined.
- Add in the additional candy add ins and chocolate syrup until incorporated.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, spread into the corners and level with a rubber spatula. Drizzle the top with some more chocolate syrup.
- Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until slightly puffed and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a small amount of sticky crumbs clinging to it.
- Cool on a wire rack to room temperature, about 2 hours. When ready to serve, cut brownies into one-inch squares.
The kids will love these brownies, of course, but parents will enjoy them too. With a little hot coffee or tea, they will make a nice after dinner treat.