my younger college
Well it looks like you guys are chocoholics just like me and Braelyn! I’m so glad that you chose this recipe to be today’s post. I had so much fun making these fudgy mint chocolate brownies. Wait, fun making them or fun eating them???
Mint Chocolate BrowniesMint chocolate brownies will always remind me of my younger college days. There was a bakery on campus that made the most delicious mint chocolate brownies. I knew about them well before I was college aged. Every summer when we went to visit my grandma, she would always go down to the college bakery and snag at least 3 dozen of them to serve during our annual family picnic up the canyon. Yes, I miss those minty chocolaty morsels.
I was excited to come up with a great tasting brownie base recipe for my Fudgy Rocky Road Brownies, so as I was reminiscing about these Utah summer days I thought “Why not mint?!” So mint it is. When I went to make them I realized I was both out of potato starch and arrowroot starch, found in my other brownie recipe. I opted to use just tapioca starch and they turned out great. Now I can’t decide which brownies I like better. So, I’ll just like them both the same.
Mint Chocolate BrowniesThese brownies are fudgy without being gooey. They hold their shape well, and are definitely not the stereotypical dry and crumbly gluten free goodie. But, of course, you should know that by now…that I would never post a recipe like that anyway. Hehe.
I think the mint cream cheese frosting is my favorite thing about this recipe. The pinch of salt tones down the sweetness of the frosting and leaves you with just the perfect hint of mint. Okay, maybe a little more than a hint. I doubled the amount of mint extract that I thought I would put in…well, because why would you even add mint if you really can’t taste it, right?
Mint Chocolate BrowniesAnd the chocolate shell on top just adds to the pronounced chocolaty flavor and makes them look that much prettier. You have to eat with your eyes as well as your mouth! That’s what I like to say around here.
Mint Chocolate BrowniesOh, and the best part??? These brownies can easily be turned into a full blown chocolate lovers dream sundae by adding a heaping scoop of mint chocolate ice cream and some mint chocolate ganache or chocolate syrup. Mouth watering. Must stop typing. Enjoy!