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Totally Yummy and Flawless Fresh Mint Brownies [EASY BOX MIX]

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I love the ease of a yummy brownie made from a boxed brownie mix! They never disappoint, and they take mere minutes to make! Add a special frosting, and you can elevate a boxed brownie mix into something really special, like these fresh mint brownies made with a mint frosting. 

This mint frosting for brownies is simply made by steeping fresh mint leaves in whipping cream and adding the mint cream to a basic buttercream frosting recipe. 

Fresh Mint Brownies

Almost nothing can beat the flavor of mint combined with chocolate. 

Totally Yummy and Flawless Fresh Mint Brownies [EASY BOX MIX]
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Fresh mint brownies made with real mint don’t have any of that synthetic taste, and no worry about ruining a perfectly good brownie with an overpowering mint flavor. These are cool, pure and so sweet. 

Second to the taste is that they are truly beautiful. A white middle mint frosting for brownies layer sandwiched between a flawless chocolate ganache looks so delicate and fragile that it is a delightful surprise to bite into it and discover that it is as smooth as the minty frosting layer beneath it.

Flawless Mint Frosting for Brownies

Fresh Mint Brownies 

Flawless fresh mint brownies that taste as smooth as they look, and look as cool as they taste. 

Yummy Fresh Mint Brownies with Fresh Mint Leaves
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Fresh Mint Brownies

Catherine Olson
This mint frosting for brownies is simply made by steeping fresh mint leaves in whipping cream and adding the mint cream to a basic buttercream frosting recipe.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Steeping 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 Brownies


  • 9×13 pan
  • Saucepan



  • Box Brownie Mix

Mint Frosting

  • 2 oz. fresh mint leaves
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • cup butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Mint Glaze

  • ¾ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup mint whipping cream



  • Follow box instructions
  • Bake in a greased 9×13 pan at Fahrenheit 350° for 18 minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely

Mint Frosting

  • Add 1 cup of whipping cream to a saucepan over high heat
  • Cut mint leaves into cream mixture and bring to a boil
  • Once boiling, cover and turn heat off
  • Allow leaves to steep for a minimum of one hour
  • Strain cream and discard leaves
  • Reserve ½ cup of mint flavored whipping cream and set aside
  • Use remaining whipping cream and add to frosting ingredients
  • Beat with electric mixer until smooth
  • Spread over top of cooled brownies

Mint Glaze

  • Melt chocolate in the same saucepan you steeped the mint leaves
  • Add reserved ½ cup of mint whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Stir until just melted
  • Pour over frosting layer, smooth to edges, and let set
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What if I Just Want to Use Mint Extract?

Make sure you use mint extract, and not peppermint extract. There is a big difference! Peppermint is the flavor of candy canes – more like menthol. Mint is much sweeter, used more frequently in recipes like cookies and ice cream. 

Like in these Chocolate Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies

Add ½ teaspoon extract to your frosting. 

Forkful of Mint Frosting for Brownies

Why Aren’t These Brownies Green?

I’m more of a purist, so I opted to leave out the green food coloring. 

They are definitely more festive, and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, if you add food coloring to your frosting. I’ve used green coloring on occasion, if the time of year or the celebration called for it!

Brownies from Scratch

I’ve never found a brownie recipe I love as much as a good brownie mix. I know, it’s surprising since I love making everything from scratch. 

Brownies with Mint

But, if I were to recommend a brownie recipe, it would be Mary Berry’s from The Great British Baking Show. 

Disclaimer: I’ve never made Mary Berry’s recipe! 

I recommend it only because they considered doing an American spin off and I was selected to participate! Pretty cool, huh!

Unfortunately that TV show never happened. Sad, I know! 

Fresh Mint Brownies

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  1. I love,love, love brownies! Oh yum, especially the ones from the box. You just can’t go wrong. Add a few nuts and I am in heaven!

  2. that is soo funny that you posted this brownie. I was SOO going to send you a mint choc brownie recipe JUST similar to this one! hilarious! i am glad that you have this one! it looks divine!