If you love minty cocoa, you’re going to love this easy Mint OREO Brownies Recipe. Just 10 minutes in the oven and you’re in mint chocolate heaven.
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But back to these amazing chocolate mint brownies. I mean, look at all that fudgy, chewy goodness there. It’s the perfect balance of gooey and a tiny bit of crunch from the OREO cookies.
It’s seriously one of the best brownies from scratch recipes I’ve ever enjoyed. You’re not getting this balance of mint and chocolate from a brownie mix.
Whether you’re making these for a fun holiday treat, St. Patrick’s Day, or just a fun every-day snack, you’re going to love all that mint chocolatey goodness.
Tips for Making Mint Chocolate Cookie Brownies
Make sure to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. If you don’t preheat, and you just toss your brownie batter in the oven, it’s likely that the baking powder won’t activate and the brownies won’t rise. So, preheat. Always.
If you’re into adding things on top of brownies, you could add a drizzle of 1/2 cup of chocolate ganache, peanut butter or even mint frosting (buttercream with peppermint extract, anyone?!) over the top of these brownies, before baking. That would be divine.
Do not try to cut your brownies before they have cooled completely. If you try to cut them before then, you’ll smoosh and they’ll crumble. Cooled brownies will cut nicely and you’ll have tasty little squares of perfection.
How Long Do Mint OREO Brownies Last?
Well, if we’re being honest, these brownies do not last long on my counter–there are far too many people that live at my house that love a good brownie. So, I’m snacking on crumbs pretty quick.
But, if you want to keep your brownies around and can fend-off the kids for a bit, you can pop them into an airtight container in a single layer, or even multiple layers separated by layers of parchment paper. On the counter this way, the mint chocolate brownies should last between 3-5 days before they start to dry out.
To keep them a little bit longer, you can pop that airtight container into the fridge and the brownies will last for about 5-10 days. When you’re ready to have a bite, you can pull a brownie out and pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds to warm it up.
If you need your brownies to last even longer, you can either just freeze the brownie batter before you cook it, or you can put your cooked brownies in an airtight container and freeze. Then when you’re ready to eat, just let them defrost on the counter or pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds!
In the freezer, you can expect your brownies to last 3-5 months. Unless you live in my house and the oldest has figured out how to warm his own brownies and then you can only expect them to last a week, at best. LOL!
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If you’re just here for the mint, I do not blame you. Mint just makes almost anything better, including chocolate, which is saying a lot. So, if you’re with me and just gotta have everything mint, I’ve got a few ideas you can’t miss. Just don’t forget that your first love is Mint OREO Cookie Brownies, right?!
And, don’t forget to pin this recipe to your favorite desserts board on Pinterst, that way you can find it fast when the next mint-chocolate craving hits.
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon mint extract
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 6-8 mint Oreos
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper, sprayed lightly with baking oil.
- Cream the butter and the sugar with vanilla until mixed.
- Add in the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt, mixing until the batter is consistent.
- Spread out the brownie batter in the baking pan.
- Break up mint Oreos over the top of the brownie batter and gently pat them down.
- Bake brownies for 25-30 minutes until set.
- Remove brownies from oven and allow to cool, before lifting the brownies out with the parchment paper and cutting them into squares.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 139mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 2g