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Creme de Menthe Brownies

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Aside from leprechauns and wearing green, my kids love St. Patrick’s day because they can count on me making one of their favorite desserts–Creme de Menthe brownies. It’s a rare treat since by nature, I’m pretty impatient and don’t generally tackle recipes that require me to wait in between stages.

I also usually try to avoid recipes that require me to dirty more than a couple of dishes. This recipe violates both those rules but it is so worth the time and trouble! I do take a shortcut and use a box mix for the base level of the brownies.

brownies on a white plate on a white cloth with title text reading Creme de Menthe Brownies

The creme de menthe is already green, but as you can see in the photo the color gets pretty washed out once it’s been mixed in with a bunch of powdered sugar so feel free to add a few drops of green food coloring to the frosting layer to make the green really pronounced.

Creme de Menthe Brownies Recipe

📋 Recipe

Creme de Menthe Brownies

Corinne Schmitt
Great brownies to bring to parties!
4.47 from 28 votes
Prep Time 50 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20
Calories 140 kcal


  • 1 box of family size brownie mix 9x13
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened + 6 T butter
  • 1 T creme de menthe + 2 T creme de menthe
  • green food coloring optional
  • 6 oz of semisweet chocolate chips


  • Prepare brownie mix according to package directions but add 1 T creme de menthe to batter before mixing. Let cool completely.
  • Mix powdered sugar, 1/2 cup of butter and 2 T creme de menthe together until combined. Add 3-6 drops of green food coloring to achieve desired color and mix well until well blended.
  • Spread green frosting layer evenly over brownies. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Melt 6 T butter and chocolate chips in small saucepan over low heat, stirring continuously until chips are melted and sauce is smooth. Pour chocolate mixture over green frosting layer and spread evenly to form the top layer.
  • Cool completely. Cut into squares to serve.


Calories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 42mgPotassium: 48mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 146IUCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
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16 thoughts on “Creme de Menthe Brownies”

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  10. I love the thin mints and those little candy bars…..argh forget their name….oh well, I bet this will be deliciously similar!! Thanks for linking to Turn it up Tuesday. Hope you will stop by our Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  11. I remember my mom making brownies like these and they were delicious. I’ll have to give your recipe a try in time for St. Patrick’s day.

  12. 5 stars
    These brownies sounds amazing. I haven’t tried creme de menthe before but if it is anything like the Thin Mint girl scout cookies our family will be in love.

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  14. 5 stars
    These look super delicious! I haven’t tried creme de menthe before, but I really love mint flavor. Have to try out the recipe! Thanks for sharing!


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