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Two Peas and Their Pod: Recipe for Andes Mint Brownies

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Recipe for Andes Mint Brownies

During the holidays I bought a bag of Andes Mint Chips, but never got around to using them. I had too many other things to bake! I found them in my stash the other day and decided to whip up a quick treat for my niece and nephew.

I made a classic brownie recipe and added some mint chips to the batter. The chips melted away so you couldn't even tell mint was involved until you took a bite. The mint burst was pretty powerful with the chocolate, but I loved it!

I cut the brownies into tiny squares and dusted them with powdered sugar. You can make these in your sleep! This is a great recipe to have on hand!

As you can see Aubrey loved them! We had a great time playing with the kiddies. They know they will always get a sweet treat when they see Aunt Ria and Uncle Josh!

Andes Mint Brownies

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Andes mint chips
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch square baking pan.

2. Stir together butter, sugar and vanilla in bowl. Add eggs; beat well with spoon. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in mint chips. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan.

3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

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Blogger Jamie said...

Cute pics and delicious looking brownies!

6:16 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Ow yum! Mint and chocolate- GREAT combo! Those kiddies are so cute! Happy Friday (for you ;))

6:21 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Mint and doesn't get any better!

6:37 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

Those are the cutest kids! Great idea adding in the Andes mints to the brownies, stop by my blog I have an award for ya'll!

6:38 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great pictures of your niece and nephew!

These Brownies sure look good!



6:38 AM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

Maria, I love mint brownies so you get points for that, but those two little guys steal the show! Oh, my goodness. Those eyes are something else.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Oh wow - look at those beautiful blue eyes!

6:56 AM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Very clever use of the chips. I'm surprised they didn't stay intact during baking. That gives the eater a nice suruprise.

Loved that first kid photo!

7:02 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

What adorable photos!!! Love them!
The brownines arent so bad either!!! LOL

7:03 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yay! Aubrey and Connor pictures!

7:14 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

The brownies look delicious, but forgive me if I am distracted by the eyes on those gorgeous children! If they are anything like my kids, they get REALLY REALLY REALLY excited when they get to spend the day with their special Aunt and Uncle!

7:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mint and Choco are excellent combination's... but what are Andes's? I think I have been and expat for too long... I hope I don't forget to speak English too... goodness... Those photos of the little tots.. are too adorable for words! The both of you..fabulous looking couple!!

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love me some brownies! And with mints?? These are winners in my book!

7:39 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Thanks for all of the compliments. I do have the cutest niece and nephew:) They get their eyes from my sister!

Girl Japan-Andes is a brand of candy. I found Andes Mint baking chips, but they also have chocolate mints. You can also use those, just chop them up!

7:45 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

What cuties! The mint brownies would be a big hit in our house - great recipe.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

My sister would love me even more if I made her these brownies. They look wonderfully fudgy. Cute little ones too!

9:46 AM  
Blogger Reeni said...

What adorable kids! Delicious brownies, yummy!

10:08 AM  
Blogger NKP said...

I am seeing a lot of Andes mints lately, I think it is the universe's way of telling me to bake with them.
They look very tempting..

12:30 PM  
Blogger susan said...

cute pictures!
and ur brownies look so delicious.

1:46 PM  
Blogger anudivya said...

How cute! Those big adorable eyes, how can anyone deny them anything!

3:51 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

What beautiful eyes your niece and nephews have! This is a great way to use up leftover candies.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

adorable pics :)

7:14 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

what a treat!!! i would love to visit too... lol... kiddies are so cute... :)

7:23 PM  
Blogger Manggy said...

Kids - sooo cute!
Brownies - sooo yummy :)

3:07 AM  
Blogger Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

I love andes mints! Great recipe!

3:21 AM  
Blogger grace said...

first and foremost, adorable kiddos.
secondly, what a terrific surprise, stumbling upon some forgotten andes! you did good by 'em, that's for sure.

4:07 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

What a beautiful family you have!

8:40 AM  
Blogger priscilla joy said...

Aw! These brownies look so good! Aubrey and your little nephew are so cute, look at those BLUE BIG eyes!

9:11 AM  
Blogger Shari said...

I love chocolate and mint! I wonder if this would work with the leftover Afer-Eights I have in the cupboard?!

9:27 AM  
Blogger Rach said...

These I need to make- they sound sooo good!

11:10 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Good Gracious! Those kids are ADORABLE!! The brownies look good, too.

7:53 PM  

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