Things I have been cooking lately #117: Mint chocolate chip brownies

These brownies are definitely not for anyone on a diet so I won’t be making them again any time soon (which makes me sad) but if you want a delicious, indulgent treat then these are totally amazing. All credit for this chocolate mint chip brownie recipe goes to Jeanne Horak-Druiff from who developed it and was kind enough to let me share it.

Mint chocolate chip brownies
Adapted from

230g butter at room temperature
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
90g cream cheese
3 large eggs
1.5 teaspoons of peppermint essence
1 cup plain flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
200g chopped up mint Matchmakers (or if you’re in South Africa Peppermint Crisp bars or in the USA Andes Creme de Menthe chips)

Preheat your oven to 170 C and grease and line a 20 cm x 30 cm baking dish with baking paper.

Use an electric mixer to cream together the butter, sugars and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add the peppermint essence. Don’t worry if your mixture looks a little curdled at this stage, as soon as you add the dry ingredients it will come together.

In a separate bowl sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.

Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in whichever mint chips you a using.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake in the middle of the oven for 40 – 45 minutes. It should be a little bit squidgy in the middle but not runny.

Allow to cool in the baking dish for 20 minutes before removing and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack and slicing.

Makes 12 large brownies


  1. Brownies are liittle chunks of heaven. Never tried them with mint before, though.

    1. abbiosbiston

      I am a big mint chocolate fan and the flavour is strong in these. They reminded me a bit of mint hot chocolate which is one of my favourite winter treats from Starbucks.

      1. I do like the combination as well and that drink is pure Christmassy bliss.

  2. Seriously, I would buy these if you made another batch.

    1. abbiosbiston

      We should make that happen!

      1. I’m perfectly serious 🙂 Think about a price. It would be cool to meet up with you at any rate.

  3. Looks delish, though believe it or not I’m actually not a chocolate fan.

    1. abbiosbiston

      I actually know a few people who don’t enjoy chocolate. I mean I don’t get it… but I aware that it’s possible.

  4. Mint and chocolate chip and brownies!!?? Sign me up.

    1. abbiosbiston

      You should totally check these out. It’s a very easy recipe and they are delicious!

  5. These look delicious.

    1. abbiosbiston

      They were very much appreciated by all who got to eat them… and I ate almost all of them.

      1. I wouldn’t be able to resist eating all of them.

  6. […] different. A very fun few hours. She’s even promised to bring some of her heavenly-sounding mint choc-chip cookies next time. In tribute to meeting my first blogger, I am doing a quiz on films set in South Africa, […]

  7. Yummy! Now I will have to see if I can track down some substandard brownies in lunch…

    1. abbiosbiston

      Any luck?

      1. :/ With this useless Spar downstairs, no. Will check out my one on the way home, otherwise I am hitting up the Tuis Bedryf tomorrow!

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