Triple Layer Fudgy Mint Oreo Brownies
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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! A few weeks early, but who’s counting.
I couldn’t resist sharing these.
These brownies are the best thing to come out of my kitchen thus far in 2012.
I know we’re only two months into the year, but I assure you, these
take the cake take the brownie.
Let’s talk about what’s going on in them. First there is an incredibly dense, rich, and fudgy brownie base layer. I adapted my own Fudgy Nutella Brownies, which are my favorite brownie recipe of all time, and I’ve sampled one or two brownies over the years. It’s the best-tasting (and easiest) brownie-from-scratch recipe I’ve ever tried because the resulting brownies are incredibly fudgy, dense, and not at all cakey or dry.
To the brownie batter for the base layer, I added a dozen crumbled Cool Mint Oreo Cookies (Layer 1)
I also made a green minty marshmallow mixture, comprised of Marshallow Fluff, peppermint extract, and green food coloring, and I swirled half of it through the brownie batter along with the crumbled Oreos.
To say this green mixture is “pretty good” is an understatement: white chocolate chips + buttercream frosting + Marshmallow Fluff + peppermint extract = Dive In and Don’t Come Up For Air.
I would like to have this stuff on hand for mental health days because a spoonful of it is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Rich, sweet, decadent, minty, yet still fluffy.
While the brownies were baking I made the next layer (Layer 2):
melted white chocolate chips
made a batch of buttercream frosting
combined the white chocolate chips + buttercream frosting + the remaining half of the green minty marshmallow mixture
After spreading the Green Goddess over the cooled brownies and because there wasn’t enough going on already, I crumbled a dozen and a half more Cool Mint Oreos over the top (Layer 3)
This recipe below looks long because I gave instructions for how to make both brownies and frosting from scratch.
Use a boxed brownie mix and a can of frosting if that’s what it takes for you to make these.
Yes, there are a few stages and steps but it’s all worth it, I promise. Really you’re just making brownies, making a green minty marshmallow mixture, and crumbling Oreos everywhere. Not hard at all and no electric mixer is necessary.
I cannot convey to you how good these are:
The brownies themselves are so rich, and the mint Oreos crumbled in the batter add a crunchy minty surprise.
The green minty marshmallow mixture that is swirled throughout the brownie batter add a sweet soft surprise.
(I’m all about contrasting flavors and textures)
The top layer of green minty marshmallow mixture, with melted white chocolate chips, vanilla buttercream frosting, and more crumbled Oreos…
Heaven-sent. Or Saint Patrick sent.
PMS? Bad day? Child not cooperating? Husband not cooperating? Your dog ate your homework? Your favorite lip gloss has been discontinued? You typically don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? You just got a parking ticket? Your boss is mean? Your best friend forgot your birthday? Your husband forgot your birthday?
Not a problem. Have one of these.
Mint Oreos, chocolate, and green food will cure whatever ails you. And by green food, I do mean one of these and not a kale salad.
Both Saint Patrick and I urge you to make these.
Frosting and Topping
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 705Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 113mgCarbohydrates: 126gFiber: 1gSugar: 110gProtein: 4g
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Peppermint Patties (Raw, Vegan, GF)
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Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
Not only are these brownies perfect for St. Paddy’s Day, but they would also be wonderful for Christmas and winter holiday parties.
They are going on my 2012 holiday baking list. It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday baking season, 8 months in advance.
Do you like mint-flavored foods?
I do, but a little mint goes a long way and once you add it, you cannot un-do it. I learned that the hard way when I once made creme de menthe bars that tasted like I was eating a bottle of Listerine, so easy does it when adding mint.
Happy St. Paddy’s Day!
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