My love of peppermint and chocolate goes back a long way.  One of my first memories is of Christmas when I was about 5 years old.  Santa placed in my stocking the most amazing chapstick.  It was shaped like an ice cream cone, with the cap looking like a creamy mint-green swirl of soft serve which closed on a waffle cone tube.  It was like rubbing ice cream on your lips, which as you can imagine can be nothing short of delicious.  But apparently I wasn’t the only person who thought that.  Just days after I received my beloved chapstick, I opened it up to find only a tiny nub of actual chapstick left, and the distinct markings of 2 front teeth.  My brother had eaten it.  I think that’s when I decided to trade in chapstick for actual ice cream, and it’s been my favorite flavor ever since.  This is a deliciously naughty way to eat it.  Way better than chapstick.  Kind of an ice cream version of my most favorite brownies (have you made those yet?? )  This is one of my favorite desserts to make for a crowd because it makes a big ol’ pan, and you can prepare it several days ahead of time.  Also, people will suddenly worship you after they eat it, and that’s pretty awesome too.  I’m using some of my favorite McCormick products in this recipe, if you love the styling at the end of this post, make sure to check out The Scoop today for a chance to win some products of your own!

I start with a good boxed brownie mix.  For something like this, where there are a lot of flavor and texture components, it’s not worth making a homemade brownie because no one will know the difference!  One of the tricks to a great frozen dessert or ice cream cake, is making sure your layers are the right size so they soften at the same rate.  You don’t want your brownie layer too thick, so I’ve found that brownie mixes that call for a 9×9 pan as the largest size option are perfect, when you cook them in a 9×13.  Really any will work, even if it calls for a 9×13 pan, so don’t stress over that detail, but I especially like the ones pictured.  Line a 9×13 inch pan with foil and let the foil extend over the edges of the pan.  Bake a few minutes under the instructed baking time.  This is important!  Having them slightly undercooked will make them nice and fudgy when they’re frozen.  Once the brownies are cooked, cool completely and then pop in the freezer until you’re ready for the next step.  You can do this all in one day (it’s very doable), or spread the steps out over a few days.  If you’re going to spread it out, make sure to wrap your pan well in plastic wrap and/or foil.

You’ll need a full 1 1/2 quart container of mint-chip ice cream.  Let it sit at room temperature until softened, giving it a stir every 10 minutes or so.  It will start to melt on the outside first, and as you stir, you’ll have big chunks of frozen ice cream in the middle.  Be patient and wait until it’s fully softened, like in the bottom photo below.  You should be able to easily stir it with a spoon, like frosting.  Gently spread the entire carton over your brownie layer.

If you don’t soften it all the way, you’ll tear up your brownies and we can’t have that!  After it’s spread, place in the freezer to set while you prepare the next step.

This next layer might be my favorite.  Okay it is my favorite.  We’re taking some easy short-cuts with boxed brownie mix and store-bought ice cream and whipped topping, but this layer is the little splurge, and it’s so, so worth it.  A decadent dark chocolate ganache, spiked with cool peppermint.  Use 100% pure peppermint extract so the clean flavor comes through.

You’ll pour piping hot whipping cream over chocolate and whisk it together with peppermint extract until it’s beautifully smooth.  Try not to accidentally drink it.  It happens.

Let it cool off to close to room temperature and then pour it evenly over the ice cream layer.  Try to drizzle it over evenly (So, like, not as I am doing it in the photo)  The cold ice cream will cause it to harden and make it difficult to spread out if you pour it out all at once.  But hey- if you’re trying to pour with one hand and take photos with the other- do what ya gotta do!

Since we’re already going a little crazy with brownies and ice cream and ganache, let’s add some of these, shall we?

Roughly chop the cookies and then then gently press them into the peppermint-chocolate layer you just poured on there.  They were meant for each other.

Last step- the creamy whipped topping.  You can use fresh whipped cream, but I actually prefer something like cool whip because it freezes so well and tends to soften at a similar rate as the ice cream and brownie when you’re ready to serve it.

I topped mine with a little Andes Mints, but you could use shaved or curled chocolate, or sprinkles.  When you’re ready to serve, let it sit at room temp for 10-15 minutes or so to soften up a bit.  If it’s sat in your freezer overnight, then it will be much firmer, and if you made it earlier that day it will be quite soft, so  you’ll have to eyeball the softening time.   When you’re ready to serve, just grab the foil and lift up the whole thing, removing it from the pan.  This makes it so easy to cut and serve.  Use a large knife to slice into squares and watch people faint when they take their first bite.  Make sure to act concerned, and then when they come to- offer them another piece to make them feel better.

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Now- if you want to do something extra fun for St. Patrick’s day, here’s a couple of options for you!  How about mini ice cream cookie fudge cupcakes??  Yes?  I thought so. Bake the brownie mix in cute cupcake liners- you only need 1-2 tablespoons brownie batter in each cup.  You’ll have to eyeball baking time, but probably about 10-15 minutes.  Remove them when they’re slightly underdone and then after they’ve cooled, continue layering the other ingredients on top.  You can get at least 24 little ice cream cupcakes, maybe more.  How cute are those cupcake liners? For the fun topping, take half of the cool whip and color it green.  Did you know you can buy whole large bottles of food coloring in single colors (as opposed to the tiny squeeze bottles)?  If I am doing holiday projects, or cooking something where I need quite a bit of one color (like red velvet cake)  I skip the little bottles (because you’ll use the entire thing!) and grab a full bottle like this: They’re great for Easter egg stuff too, especially if you let your kids pour in the color.  You’ll be glad you have lots.  I colored mine to match the minty green hue of the ice cream.  Use the instructions in this tutorial to do dual colored icing swirls!  Top it just like a cupcake (love those little shamrock pics- see the end of this post to win some for yourself!)  Place them on a pan and pop them in the freezer until frozen through.

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In case you can’t tell, these are a little bit amazing.  And they will make you very, very happy.

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And hey- you can even make them in little mason jars.  Stock these up in your freezer and pull them out to munch on when your kids go to bed and you can watch your dvr’d Biggest Loser.  Yes, I did that.  Somehow brownie-ice cream-cookie-fudge jars taste better when other people are noticeably hungry.

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This is an original recipe by Our Best Bites sponsored by McCormick.  Kate and I regularly use McCormick products in our kitchens and love them!  Keep up with spice and flavor trends, and find great recipes by following McCormick on Facebook. If you’re looking for fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, check out some really fun ones (pictured below) featured on McCormick.com! 

 

 

 

 

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  1. 1
    Sandra Skevington says:

    Well Sara I think my husband just might love you both. You are going to make a mint lover out of me with things like this. I know my father is rolling in his grave saying these women are doing what he tried his whole life to do. I am pretty sure I am the only one in the family who hated mint let alone with chocolate. But now I might even make a midnight run to Walmart with sleeping baby and husband :D Thank you so much for all of the amazingness.

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    Tabitha says:

    Wow-these look amazing! Have you tried Baskin-Robbins mint chocolate chip ice cream? It is the best ever, my favorite for years! I’m alrady planning my trip over there to get some for these yummy brownie squares.

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    Stacy Groves says:

    These look so delicious and what a perfect treat for a summer birthday or father’s day! :) I love your blog, it is my fave to follow!! Thank you and keep it up!

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    Aubrie says:

    These look delicious! Chocolate and mint are one of my favorite combos too. I think I ate at least 2 mint brownies a week while I went to BYU! But my all-time favorite chocolate + mint combo is from Kneaders (I seem to think they have one in Boise, but I might be wrong). Their chocolate mint brownie is so rich, fudgy, minty and delicious, you definitely have to try it! If they don’t have one near you, there are several in Utah you can visit next time you’re here.

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    Sandy Bixby says:

    Yum yum yum! My son would LOVE these since he loves all things mint chocolate! (Who am I kidding…the whole family does!) And he’ll be home from his freshman year of college this weekend. This would be an awesome treat! Hope a McCormick package come my way!

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    JConnolly says:

    I, too, have an obsession with chocolate and mint together. I can’t get enough. The only problem I have is that I also have an obsession with peanut butter and chocolate together, and sometimes I have a hard time choosing. I really wish that you could mix peanut butter and mint…but it doesn’t really work :-( Anywho…I was thinking that I’ll make the mini version of these in the mason jars and come up with a peanut butter version too and make them half and half….problem solved!

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    Rebecca says:

    Those look so delicious! My favorite ice cream flavor as a kid was mint chocolate chip! I’m sure I will love them now too even though I’m much more of a vanilla ice cream girl. :)

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    Emily Wallace says:

    Wow! Those look so terrible and yet so wonderful! This would be perfect for a dinner party since you can make it ahead of time. I’m always cutting my time too close toward the end :-)

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    Yum! My 2 favorite things all in one yummy dessert (brownies and ice cream)!
    And your cupcakes and canning jars are AWESOME!!~ You are just too witty! I was laughing myself silly this morning reading your blog!

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    Thesha says:

    you are awesome! All I can say is YUM! Mint and chocolate are such a great combination…now if only I can convince my husband.

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    Patti says:

    This post just kept getting better and better as I continued reading! I’m having a mini Patti’s St. Patty’s Party on Friday and I’m going with the jar version of this! Stinkin’ cute, and I’m sure it’s to die for delish!
    (Michele- if you’re reading this comment, this is what you’re eating on Friday!)

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    Michelle says:

    This looks amazing!! Can’t wait to try this recipe. Love the way they look in the jars!

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    Beth says:

    I bet these would be over the moon with girl scout thin mints in place of the oreos……must put on my decadent desserts list of things to try~

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      Andrea says:

      That’s a fantastic idea! I love Thin Mints but can only handle so many Oreo’s (for a chocolate lover- weird, I know!)

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    Jamy Bailey says:

    Okay, it’s REALLY not fair that I am the ONLY one in my family that likes, er… loves, er… is OBSESSED with mint & chocolate! And of course, if I made these, they would be consumed by only me. In 2 days. And then I’d be sick. Worth it? Probably. I’m gonna have to give this a try! Such a cute idea, btw, putting them in cupcake form! Never woulda thought. And I love the chocolate curls! Everything is classier with chocolate curls. ;)

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    Annie says:

    SERIOUSLY? Sigh.. Must find way to convince OB that this would not be considered a carb or a sweet! :) Being pregnant and then finding out that really you can’t eat everything you want in sight – just plain mean – then you throw these up?? :)

    well maybe I could make the cupcake version and then share .. all but one.. or 5… ;) SERIOUSLY they look awesome!!

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    Katie says:

    This dessert looks awesome. I think I will be making a trip to the store today! I love how the cupcakes turned out. SO cute!

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    I think you’ve conquered dessert perfection…. now if someone would just bake, and take these right to my front door!

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    Alicia P says:

    These look delicious. I especially love the mason jar idea. Those are a lot easier to hide in the back of the freezer than a 9×13 pan!!!!!

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    Nic says:

    “Somehow brownie-ice cream-cookie-fudge jars taste better when other people are noticeably hungry.” — LOL! :)

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    Heather says:

    Looks like my idea of heaven! And the jars- come on!!

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    Heidie says:

    How can one not LOVE this recipe as with your post and both of you wonderful ladies! Thanks for all that you do!

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    Jolynn says:

    You always know how to ruin my diet…. ha ha… looks so yummy!

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    Margaret says:

    How did you put two colors in the whipped topping?? That’s amazing!!

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    Cilla says:

    Can’t wait to try this! As a fellow lover of mint, I have to add one thing. Have you discovered the superiority of Tillamook Ice Cream’s Mint Chocolate Chip? Instead of usual little bits of waxy chocolate, it has large chunks of melt in your mouth goodness. I can’t wait to make this recipe with it. Thanks for having the best recipe website out there!

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    Melissa says:

    Oh, yum! I have been a chocolate chip mint lover all of my life too. And these brownies have got my mouth watering. I will be making this for our little family this weekend and my prego body will probably enjoy half the pan all on my own! If I’m going to gain weight anyway, I might as well enjoy it! :)

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    Diane K says:

    My husband always tells me mint and chocolate must be a girl thing… well, even if he’s right, it’s only because it’s delicious! These look AMAZING.

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    Alida says:

    Chocolate and mint… one of my favorite combinations! I my just have to do this for St. Patrick’s Day Dessert!

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    Leesa W says:

    These are adorable; can’t wait to try (oh, and maybe even share of course). ;)

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    Asia says:

    I hate you right now Sara! I’m a little over a week into the no sugar thing. Mint choc chip is my all time favorite ice cream and I love brownies, and ganache, and oreos and whipped cream and andes mints… All of my favorite things. However, I will love you again in July because that’s when my birthday is and I will be having this for my birthday!! Seems like a once in awhile indulgence anyway since it’s an all around diet disaster. :) :) :)

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    Sandy B says:

    Those brownie squares look gorgeous! Chocolate and peppermint — yum yummy!

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    Kimberly says:

    My husbands favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip. He had a MAJOR craving for it last night, but we didn’t have any. I’m going to surprise him with these tonight. I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!! Thanks so much.

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    Janalyn H. says:

    YUM! I can’t wait to make these.

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    Megan says:

    These look really good, I like the tip for the ice cream layer. It’s seems easy enough I might actually be able to do it!

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    Natasha D. says:

    I love mint! My husband and I would definitely have to share this though since I probably could eat the whole thing by myself and that would be very bad in my pregnant state. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Yum, yum! You pretty much combined some of my favorite things into one monster layered brownie! This will definitely be high on my list next time I need a dessert for a group – assuming they give me enough notice ahead of time. :)

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    Angie says:

    This looks so yummy! thanks!

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    Angie says:

    This looks so yummy! thanks! I cannot wait to try it!

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    TechChick says:

    Ha! Too funny about Biggest Loser show. I tend to be snacking on some sort of chocolate when that show is on too! Makes me that much happier :)

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    Kelli says:

    There are days when I can live with being lactose intolerant. And then there are days like today…I think these are totally worth the unhappy tummy. Especially since mint chocolate chip is my second favorite ice cream (sorry, I’m a Superman kind of girl – there’s nostalgic value to it). Thanks for another drool worthy recipe. Oh – and if you’ve never tried them, Hershey’s makes GREAT brownies! We buy them in bulk at our local warehouse store!

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    Crystal says:

    I was totally thinking of brownies and mint chocolate chip ice cream on the way to the store today. Lo and beyond here you post the exact thing I was thinking of. Except you made it even better than it looked in my head. Thanks again for your great recipes.

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    Roxanna says:

    Mint chocolate chip ice cream is my FAVORITE!! Funny story…when I was expecting our first baby, my husband and I were out shopping and he tried on a mint colored shirt. When I saw the shirt I started craving mint chocolate chip ice cream :-) Will have to try this for St. Patrick’s Day…looks delicious!!

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    I LOVE the mason jar idea – Absolutely brilliant! These look fantastic! I think I have a brownie mix and Oreos calling to me from the pantry.

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    Heather Spooner says:

    This dessert does look delish! I needed a dessert idea for a dinner I’m going to. Thanks!

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    Chantel says:

    Oh, how I love anything with mint chocolate chip ice cream! This recipe seriously makes my mouth water…being over 7 months pregnant and having been craving this type of food isn’t helping matters ( :

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    Amanda says:

    These look AMAZING!!!! Mint chocolate chip ice cream is my absolute favorite and paired with brownies and ganache and cookies… oh my. I seriously love this blog. :D

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    Gwen says:

    Oh, that got my glands salivating! Heading on over to the giveaway. Another fantastic recipe, as anticipated!

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    Jamie says:

    I adore ice cream cake. I adore minty ice cream. Right now, half way through my baby-growing I adore chocolate. PERFECTO! (Thank you for those extra few pounds…)

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    Holly says:

    The chocolate-mint combination has always been my favorite thing in the world, especially when it comes to ice cream. And brownies. And andes mints. Everything about this recipe is just pure divinity, and I just tortured myself by reading this whole post and staring at the pictures over and over. I have a 3 1/2 week old nursing baby who is miserable if I eat anything dairy or chocolate. But mark my words: this is the first thing I am going to make and eat that is chocolate/dairy related when I’m free again! Thank you for this glorious recipe from heaven!

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    Melissa B says:

    All your photos are wonderful!
    I love the cake and cupcakes! =)

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    Christy M. says:

    I love love your posts! The pictures along with the recipes are a dream come true! You have some great ideas! Thanks for taking the time to share your mad cooking skills with us!

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    Julia says:

    Oh. My. I HAVE to make these. I could smell chocolate & mint while reading the recipe!! hahaha Thanks for great recipes & ideas!!

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    Patti says:

    Sara, would you use the same amount of brownie batter in the jar as you would for the cupcake or a little bit more? Your cut lines on the brownie square are remarkable and your styling is awesome, as usual.

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    Delilah Dean says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe out with my grand babies

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    Becky says:

    I will dream of these until I eat them. And then I’ll dream of them some more!

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    Roni says:

    Oooh, we are going to New Orleans to visit our new baby nephew, my kids & I would love to make this for them!!

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    Jeannie C says:

    This would be perfect for our dinner club group on Saturday! I’m bringing the dessert and would love to win the McCormick items!

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    Pat Barton says:

    That yummy-lucious color of green makes my mouth water! AND, St. Patricks Day is my birthday!

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    I’ve been thinking about what foods to make for St. Patty’s day. This recipe is definitely going to be my dessert feature! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Victoria Douglas says:

    Mint and chocolate has always been a tradition with my family for St. Patrick’s Day and this is definitely taking it to the next level! This recipe WILL be made at our house this week :)

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    T. Mellor says:

    What can I say? Pinned it! Melty, chocolatey, creamy, minty decadence coming my way tonight. Hmm, maybe tomorrow night since I probably won’t have time to complete it all in one day at this point. Breakfast maybe?

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    Kim says:

    You amaze me with your creativity and the yumminess of your creations! Thank you!

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    Jaynie says:

    Minty chocolaty chippy ice creamy yummy goodness! :)

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    ellen says:

    This looks so scrumptous! I can`t wait to make it. All your recipes look so good… Thank you

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    Liz says:

    This is so cute and I love all the fun short cuts. I know mine won’t be as cute as yours but I’d love to make some. My family would love, love this!

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    Nikki says:

    These look amazing! They are the perfect answer to the family get together I am cooking for in a couple of weeks. Thanks Sara! You saved the day again!

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    Kimberly says:

    I am a mint/chocolate addict too. This kit would be great. I can’t wait to try the brownie squares too!

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    Alissa says:

    My mouth is drooling, and I think I want these for dinner instead of pork chops! I am definitely going to try this recipe.

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    Emily says:

    OMG! Those look amazing…21 weeks pregnant and something has been calling to me, but couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Now I know that fetus and I must each have one :)

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    Leslee says:

    What fun! Great summer treat for the hot weather in AZ.

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    Suzy says:

    Bummer!! I gave sweets up for lent….this is definetly going to be the FIRST thing I make when lent is over!!

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    Natalie says:

    Starting these tonight for a party Saturdsy. Will be making triple the recipe. We anticipate about 80 attendees. People better get them while the getting is good!

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    Andrea McClelland says:

    This looks SOOOO good! I am totally going to try it!

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    Sue Mackey says:

    I loved seeing y’all @ TOFW in Orlando on Saturday! You were marvelous!
    I think this recipe is a MUST-DO surprise…yummy! Thanks for all u do!

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    Elizabeth says:

    I love ice cream and brownies together!

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    JamieC says:

    Oh my goodness, this looks SO yummy! Will have to make these for sure!

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    Angie P says:

    Thanks for the wonderful recipe. My kids will luv luv luv this. They are chocolate chip mint crazy! What an awesome giveaway, thank you!

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    Connie says:

    OH!! These were “mint” for me!! Send ‘em right over!
    Thank you!

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    Caryn says:

    Looks delicious and I love all the serving options!

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    Amber says:

    My mouth is watering!!! Would love to make these on your dime, but will be making them either way!! Love your recipes and dialogs!! Keep them coming!!

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    JP says:

    Doesn’t Oreo make a mint filled cookie…I seem to remember green filling? If not, then those Keebler grasshopper cookies would make this even mintier. Must try this and see…

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    Christy says:

    These look awesome! I don’t have any brownies right now, but I do have thin mints! I think those will substitute, in a pinch! I love the jar idea (and the cupcake size)…with the jars we can freeze and not waste extras! I think on my friend’s wedding night I will have some snacks and 2 of these jars put in the freezer of her hotel suite! After all, who gets to eat at their own wedding? (I didn’t!)

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    Kimberly P. says:

    I think I just gained 5 pounds drooling over the picture of those ice cream brownie squares! Oh, to have the metabolism of a teenager again!

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    Jaclyn Black says:

    My little boy’s birthday is on St. Patrick’s day and these will be perfect for his birthday party. Thanks for the great idea!

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    We LOVE your other brownie recipe, we would love to try this one as well.

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    Nicole Gaylord says:

    These look soooo good!!!

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    Lexy Ludwig says:

    These look so delish. Not only these though, but everything I’ve tried is wonderful. I love your blog. It is my little obsession. I even tell my husband that we are friendsI know I’m cheesy but you are both very fun. Thanks for always sharing.

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    Jessica H says:

    I can’t wait to try this one! It looks like a keeper!

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    Tina says:

    This looks delicious. My son and I are thinking about making the Twizzlers/Rolos rainbows for his class. You two always come up with the best ideas. Happy St. Patricks Day.

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    Jeni Taylor says:

    These look delicious! Can’t wait to give them a try, but must wait for company or I know I will eat them all by myself!

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    RLSavage says:

    All three of my favorites together in one-perfect!! I am going to make these for book club this week!

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    Stacey says:

    I don’t usually do anything for St. Patty’s day, it’s not a holiday I usually remember. But… you’ve inspired me! I can’t wait to concoct green food all day long! I might even applique some shirts for my kids too.

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    garysgirl says:

    Ok, I just passed out from happiness! :)

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    Tina Todd says:

    This recipe looks absolutely yummy & I love mint! Definetly have to give this a try! Happy St. Patty’s day….

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    Melanie says:

    Wow! I mean wow! I thought I was in love with brownies and then you just kept adding more and more good stuff – ice cream, chocolate, Oreos. Definitely gonna have to try these!

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    Sharon says:

    These look amazing . . . and oh so yummy! And I love the cupcake idea. Perfect for portion control . . if you can control yourself to eat just one.

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    tricia says:

    OMG. Died and gone to heaven.

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    Jen Gregor says:

    Okay, so totally love eating desserts when watching dvr’d Biggest Loser! This recipe looks awesome!

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    Mary Purcell says:

    WoW! Can’t wait to make these for my kids…Thanks for makning it look so EASY!!

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    Laura says:

    This looks awesome!

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    Eloise says:

    these are adorable. how do you ladies do it? always have cute ideAS.

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    Erin says:

    You girls really know how to party. Just like I usually never do anything for New Year’s especially not for the kids, I never, EVER do anything for the kids OR adults on St. Patrick’s Day. Then, Our Best Bites came in to my life and now I do things like decorate a New Year’s Tree and TOTALLY MAKE THESE AWESOME CUPCAKES FOR ST. PATRICKS DAY!!!!!!!!! Who knew having a family could be better than Guinness and Champagne? Two Mormon Chics, that’s who.

    LOVE YOU!!!

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    Sunny Drohan says:

    Who knew…..well now we do. If only pictures could be 3D and eatable!

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    Erin says:

    Holy Wow!!!

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    Beth says:

    I love mint and chocolate and big bottles of food coloring!

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    Beth says:

    WOW! I just made this tonight to share at work tomorrow. Problem is – it looks so good I might eat the whole pan before morning! LOL Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! (Btw, you were totally right about it being hard not to drink the cream/chocolate/mint mixture….) ;)

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    Heidi says:

    I never liked Oreos until I tried this recipe. Great. Thanks a lot. :)

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    Cami S says:

    Just in time for a “husbands are on a scout campout, let’s have a girl’s movie night” girls night out. Your timing is impeccable, Sara! I’m sure it will taste as amazing as it looks. Thanks for always making me look like I’m more amazing than Betty Frickin’ Crocker!

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    Nellie says:

    I made this yesterday to serve to friends tonight. It was a huge hit! Thanks for another fantastic recipe!

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    Julie says:

    Just made these tonight! Added mint n chip M&M’s on top. So yummy. Thank you for the recipe and idea.

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    Jennifer says:

    Are mint and peppermint extract very different? I was not expecting such variety at Albertsons and couldn’t remember which one to get. Also I was thinking about making the BYU mint brownies and the recipe just says mint. Have you tried both? Will it matter? Thanks in advance!

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    Melissa says:

    So, I’m making this dessert for a gathering at our house tonight. I let the ice cream melt as directed, but now it’s taking FOREVER to set up in the freezer. I put the ice cream on the brownies at noon, but now it’s almost 5 pm and the ice cream is still really soft. Hopefully, they will set up with another 2-3 hours of freezing. Thoughts?

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      Melissa says:

      I seem to remember once when making an ice cream cake that the directions said to turn the freezer to the coldest setting to speed up the setting part. Unfortunately for me, when it came time to serve that cake to my guests I realized I hadn’t turned my freezer back down to normal setting and the cake needed a chisel to get into. LOL

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    Keri Ann says:

    I suggested this recipe to a girlfriend of mine with whom we were having a little get together with on St. Patty’s Day and who makes the most delicious desserts! She made the cupcakes and they were exactly as I imagined and they were very sweet but amazing. Cute idea!

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    CCoop says:

    These are wonderful! We had to invite people over to share so our little family wouldn’t eat the whole thing. Thanks for all the great recipes.

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    Sarah Baker says:

    So this little number is Divine!!! We did have an issue with tinfoil sticking…. other than that pure GOLD!!!!

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    Laurie Schulz says:

    I made this for St. Pat’s day to take to my BFF’s. It was a HUGE hit by everyone except her mother (who’s birthday it was) My friend warned me that her mom didn’t like mint & she was going to buy (gasp!) her a chocolate cake so she’d have something she liked for her BD. The mom still didn’t like it but she tried it because everyone else was making such a fuss about its awesomeness that she was afraid she was missing something. That’s ok that she didn’t like it, more for us!! Thank you for all your amazing recipes! I always look like a pro when I use one of yours!

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    Sara says:

    I requested this for my birthday cake and it is AMAZING. I have a few pieces leftover and once I eat them, I will be so sad!! Thanks for a great recipe – I’m already thinking of all the other varieties that could be made using this general “idea.”

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    Brenda says:

    I am saving this recipe for this summer–my youngest always asks for an ice cream cake for her birthday and this will be perfect (and better than buying one!). The hard part will be waiting until then, it looks delicious!

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    Sydney says:

    I made these & they are insanely fantastic! Especially the ganache! Absolutely heavenly. The only bit that I messed up was the foil; the brownies kept sticking to it. But, after the epic battle to free the food from the foil, it was amazing.

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    Barbara says:

    This will be my Mother’s Day treat to me!!

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    Kathy says:

    Made this for Mother’s Day along with a cookies n cream version for the kids in the family that don’t care for mint….. This by FAR is the BEST dessert I have made. Everyone loved it and the cookies n cream version was super yummy as well… Rich but yummy…. :) A keeper!!!

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    Jennifer M. says:

    I don’t know if I’ll get an answer for this because it was posted back in March, but I’m wondering about the cooking time for the brownies. If the mix’s largest size is a 9×9, how do you adjust the cooking time for a 9×13 since the brownies will be thinner?

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    Natalie Adams says:

    I am making this for Father’s Day!

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    Sarah says:

    Just made these and LOVE THEM…I split it into thirds to try something…1 section had the mint oreo’s, one had regular and one had the rest of my brownie mix that I cooked up then crumbled (I used a 9×13 mix, but only put halfish in the pan). I have to say the mint oreo’s won hands down. I think that gave it the finishing touch (of course the Andies mints on top helped too), I will forever make it with the mint oreos now.

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    Sarah says:

    oh I also used parchment paper since I’ve wrestled too many foil wrapped dishes, it worked much better than the foil…I also forgot to line the pan, so just cut it to slide it out, rinsed the pan and replaced the brownie…then added the ingredients like I hadn’t forgotten in the first place.

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    Heather says:

    These were amazing! I made these for my niece’s 2nd b-day party and they were a HIT! Soooo good! Can’t wait to make them again. I baked the brownines about 20-25 mins(they were a little overdone). I used mint-oreo’s and needed 2 tubs of cool whip (8oz each). I used a potato peeler to curl the andes mints. SOOO Good! Heaven on earth!

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    Meredith says:

    I am going to make these cupcakes for my daughter’s birthday in two days. How do you store the cupcakes in the freezer and keep them from getting smashed but also from getting frosty or freezer burned? Thanks!

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    Carla Fredrickson says:

    I made this dessert and it tasted wonderful! However I had a problem with the brownie layer getting stuck to the foil. Has anyone else experienced this? I am going to make it again without the foil.

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    Famma says:

    The easiest dessert EVER!! And the step-by-step plus the added pictures make this the best on-line recipe I have ever used. Share more – And Thanks!

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    Ken says:

    OUTSTANDING dish! Absolutely miserable time peeling foil from brownie layer. I should have known to grease the foil, but next time (and there WILL be a next time), I’ll use parchment. Thanks for sharing such an awesome recipe!

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    Lyndsay Smith says:

    I just wanted to say this recipe was amazing!!!! My Husband loved it. I made it as a Valentine’s Day dessert, and when I posted a picture of it to Facebook, it nearly started a war… and that was just the picture. Using the pre-coated non stick foil made it a cinch to cut and serve. Thank you for so much for this post. I was wife of the year for this one…

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    Shannon C says:

    Thank you for the wonderful recipe of amazingness! It was so good and easy to make. I will being making this again soon…as soon as the other two pans are gone :)

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    MIchelle says:

    Hi! I got the same box of brownies as you showed in the pic… but just realized that the largest size on the back of the box is 9×9 (that’s what you circled)… but then in the comments section, you mention that it should be a box of brownies intended for 9×13. Please explain!?

    Thanks!!!

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    MIchelle says:

    Oops, nevermind! Now I see where you explain it, sorry! LOVE this blog!

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