Creme De Menthe Brownies

A co-worker brought these Creme de Menthe Brownies into work about a month or so ago. On my way in I walked through the kitchen and saw them. Naturally I grabbed one! This was at approximately 7:45 am. Immediately after I ate it I went back for another. 2 brownies before 8:00 am…must be some kind of a record. Luckily the temptation wasn’t there long because everybody else liked them just as much as I did and they vanished before noon.

About 2 weeks later, she brought these brownies in AGAIN, this time with the recipe. I made myself a copy and was pumped to try them out. I added them to the top of our must-try list.

To be honest, they got mixed reviews from other people. Kara liked them overall but didn’t like that they were cake-y. Others told me that they didn’t really love the frosting. I think that’s silly…what’s not to like about minty frosting? I loved the frosting, but in all fairness there are very few frostings that I don’t love.

Don’t get me wrong, these definitely don’t take the place of a traditional brownie. Brownies that are chewy around the edges and soft and fudgey in the middle can not be beat. But these are totally different! I think they’re delicious and they’re a fun twist on a standard brownie. When you need a fun, chocolate fix then this is an easy recipe worth trying out.


Here’s what you’ll need


Start by creaming the butter, eggs and sugar


Add the chocolate syrup, flour, salt and vanilla


Spread into a greased 9×13 baking dish


While that bakes you can start on the creme de menthe layer


Looks about right


Spread the creme de menthe layer on top of the cooled brownie layer


Melt the chocolate chips and butter in a small saucepan until smooth


Spread the chocolate on top and let the brownies harden in the fridge


A fun twist on brownies



Creme De Menthe Brownies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert


For the Bottom Layer:

  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 16 oz can Hershey’s syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For the Middle Layer:

  • 2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 tbsp  (or so) Crème de Menthe liquor

For the Top Layer:

  • 1 12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 stick butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13×9 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the eggs, sugar and butter. Add the flour, salt, chocolate syrup and vanilla and mix until well incorporated. Spread the batter in the prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • While the brownie layer cools, start on the Crème de Menthe layer. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix the confectioners’ sugar, butter and liquor until well combined. Spread evenly onto the cooled brownies.
  • For the chocolate topping, in a small saucepan over medium heat melt together the chocolate and butter until smooth. Spread on top of the Crème de Menthe and refrigerate for at least half an hour, or until set.
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