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Recipe for Andes Mint Brownies

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:
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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32 Responses to “Recipe for Andes Mint Brownies”

  1. 1
    Jamie — January 8, 2009 @ 7:16 am

    Cute pics and delicious looking brownies!

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    Erica — January 8, 2009 @ 7:21 am

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

  3. 3
    Meg — January 8, 2009 @ 7:37 am

    Mint and chocolate….it doesn’t get any better!

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    Allie — January 8, 2009 @ 7:38 am

    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!

  5. 5
    Rosa's Yummy Yums — January 8, 2009 @ 7:38 am

    Great pictures of your niece and nephew!

    These Brownies sure look good!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Mary — January 8, 2009 @ 7:42 am

    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.

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    Barbara Bakes — January 8, 2009 @ 7:56 am

    Oh wow – look at those beautiful blue eyes!

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    The Short (dis)Order Cook — January 8, 2009 @ 8:02 am

    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!

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    Leslie — January 8, 2009 @ 8:03 am

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

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    Kara — January 8, 2009 @ 8:14 am

    Yay! Aubrey and Connor pictures!

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    Cathy — January 8, 2009 @ 8:24 am

    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!

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    Girl Japan — January 8, 2009 @ 8:36 am

    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!!

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    Katie — January 8, 2009 @ 8:39 am

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

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    Maria — January 8, 2009 @ 8:45 am

    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!

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    Pam — January 8, 2009 @ 10:42 am

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

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    Mary Ann — January 8, 2009 @ 10:46 am

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

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    ♥Reeni — January 8, 2009 @ 11:08 am

    What adorable kids! Delicious brownies, yummy!

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    Natashya — January 8, 2009 @ 1:30 pm

    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..

  19. 19
    susan — January 8, 2009 @ 2:46 pm

    cute pictures!
    and ur brownies look so delicious.

  20. 20
    anudivya — January 8, 2009 @ 4:51 pm

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

  21. 21
    Karen — January 8, 2009 @ 5:54 pm

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

  22. 22
    ttfn300 — January 8, 2009 @ 8:14 pm

    adorable pics :)

  23. 23
    mikky — January 8, 2009 @ 8:23 pm

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

  24. 24
    Manggy — January 9, 2009 @ 4:07 am

    Kids – sooo cute!
    Brownies – sooo yummy :)

  25. 25
    Jerri - Simply Sweet Home — January 9, 2009 @ 4:21 am

    I love andes mints! Great recipe!

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    Grace — January 9, 2009 @ 5:07 am

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

  27. 27
    Liz — January 9, 2009 @ 9:40 am

    What a beautiful family you have!

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    Priscilla — January 9, 2009 @ 10:11 am

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

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    Shari@Whisk: a food blog — January 9, 2009 @ 10:27 am

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

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    Rach — January 9, 2009 @ 12:10 pm

    These I need to make- they sound sooo good!

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    Pamela — January 9, 2009 @ 8:53 pm

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

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    Shelly — December 28, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    I am definitely whipping up a batch of these today they look delish! :)

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