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Mint Creme Brownie Cups

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I get requests for my mint creme brownies a lot.  I could never open a bakery because I get really bored re-making desserts!  The latest request came from my friend Gabe.  I agreed to make them, but decided to try a new presentation.  These are a little more work- but turned out great.  These would be perfect bite-size treats for showers or luncheons- and since its so close to Halloween, you could even drizzle some orange candy melts on top for a Halloween party treat!

INGREDIENTS:

Brownie:

  • 1c. butter
  • 2c. sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1/2c. cocoa
  • 1/2tsp. salt
  • 1c. milk

Mint creme:

  • 5 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c. melted butter
  • 2 tsp. peppermint extract
  • green food coloring (to desired shade of green)

Chocolate glaze:

  • 6oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6tsp. butter (do not substitute margarine here!)

DIRECTIONS:

Brownie:
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Cream butter and sugar together. 
  • Beat in eggs, cocoa, vanilla and salt.
  • Add flour and milk (alternating them and mixing well in between)
  • Pipe batter evenly in mini cupcake liners in a mini cupcake tin
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  • Cool.  

Mint creme:

  • Add melted butter to sugar and extract.
  • Mix well, using water to bring it to a thick but spreadable consistency.
  • Add food coloring to desired shade of green.
  • Pipe over cooled brownie cups and chill for a few minutes to harden up.
Chocolate glaze:
  • Melt butter and chocolate together in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between until completely melted and smooth.
  • Spoon over cooled mint creme
  • Chill until top layer is hard and drizzle with melted candy coating if desired
My thoughts: This is a fun variation on the Mint Creme Brownies– the taste is the same and its a perfect little bite of happiness– I just like about 10 perfect little bites of happiness, so I’d take a big piece of brownie over a cute little cup any day! 🙂
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About Ruthanne

Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety of flavors and ingredients to create unique, fun and ultimately tasty delights! Thus she created EasyBaked, a website where sugar and chocolate overflow in fun and easy recipes. Her Motto: Money can’t buy happiness -- but it can buy marshmallows, and that’s nearly the same thing! www.easybaked.net

9 responses »

  1. One layer of goodness on top of another lay. Looks amazing!

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  2. These look amazing! I can understand why you get repeated requests for them. Super cute.

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  3. Yum! I love all things mint and chocolate. These look super scrumptious.

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  4. Those look fantastic and I love the presentation.

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  5. What a wonderful idea! These are adorable! I love mint and chocolate together, especially in little bite size servings 🙂

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  6. I love this idea! They are so cute 🙂 Love your blog!

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    • Thank you!!! Love yours too- just sent your blog address to my friends at Happily Ever After Cakes- they live in Bethlehem and from your pictures you must at least live close 🙂 I want to go to that dessert festival– wow…. 🙂

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  7. Pingback: Mint creme brownie cups. Wow. These are perfect! - Pinterest Cupcake

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