Andes Mint Chocolate Brownies


What do you do with a partial bag of leftover Andes mints? 


Make brownies!   


These brownies are super moist and fudgy.  I adapted the recipe for Best-Ever Fudgy Brownies from Chocolate & Vanilla by Gale Gand.  I topped them with mint frosting and chocolate glaze, and sprinkled Andes mints on top.


They make the perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day!


Andes Mint Chocolate Brownies
Serves 24
Andes mints take these dense, fudgy brownies over the top!
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For the brownies
  1. 11 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  2. 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
  3. 1 1/3 cups sugar
  4. 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  5. 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  6. 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  8. 1 1/4 cups walnuts, toasted and chopped (optional)
  9. Andes mints, chopped
For the mint topping
  1. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  2. 1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  3. 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  4. drop of oil of peppermint
  5. food coloring, if desired
For the chocolate glaze
  1. 1 square unsweetened chocolate
  2. 1 tablespoon butter
For the brownies
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a 8x8-inch baking pan with foil and set aside.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a mixing bowl set over a pan of hot water. Remove from heat and let cool. Stir in the sugar, eggs, flour, cocoa powder, salt, and walnuts.
  3. Spread the batter in the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes.
For the topping
  1. Blend all ingredients together with a hand mixer. Spread over cooled brownies. Refrigerate until firm.
For the chocolate glaze
  1. Melt chocolate and butter together, drizzle over mint topping.
  2. Sprinkle Andes mint pieces on top; chill and cut.
Adapted from Chocolate & Vanilla
Adapted from Chocolate & Vanilla
Cafe Carol


  1. Hi Carol,
    It’s so funny that you posted this! Kitely’s class read Judy Blume’s _Fudge_ books in class and since they are watching the movie today, her teacher requested all kinds of different fudge for the kids to try. I let Kitely make a Pinterest board with her ideas for this project and she ultimately chose Andes Fudge. She made it almost entirely by herself and it came out great. The only problem was that it called for only 1/2 C. Andes baking bits and I found myself asking, “What do I do with half a bag of Andes????” Thank you for answering that question!

  2. Well, first of all, who ever has leftover Andes mints, anyway?? Not at our house, but this is worth buying some more! I think I have just decided what to take to our Senior dinner on March 15! Thank you, Carol! :-)

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