Peppermint Crunch Brownies
If there’s one thing people can always agree on, it’s that homemade brownies are fine, but why? Boxed brownies are just too good for anything else to be worth the effort!
And while boxed brownies are where it’s at, there’s always room to spice things up (you know me..!). Whether it’s adding additional chocolate chunks or peanut butter chips to the batter, or sprinkling with coconut flakes and almond chunks or just adding walnuts (if, of course, you’re a monster), there’s room for it all!
But if you’re looking for the best trashed-up box brownie, look no further than these Chocolate Peppermint Brownies with Andes Peppermint Crunch Chocolates.
These peppermint brownies guys are just regular old boxed brownie mix cooked to fudgy perfect, then add chopped Andes mints or Andes Peppermint Crunch mints to the top of the fresh-outta-the-oven brownies. Let them melt for a few minutes, then spread the gooey mint-chocolate love with a spatula or knife.
Let ’em cool completely to let the chocolate harden, then cut in. And ooh and ah over the results.
Because there’s little as heavenly as mint and chocolate.
I discovered this trick of melting Andes to a hardened chocolate coating over brownies years ago with my sister during a late night, late summer snack session. We wanted mint brownies, but forgot to mix the mint in the batter. So we added them on top after the brownies came out of the oven and a miracle was born.
And it’s been WAY too long since I thought about them! So I made them for you. And for me.
Plus, just look at how festive they are! Easy enough to make for yourself on a Friday night (ahem, no judgement!) and pretty enough to make to bring to a cookie exchange or holiday party.
- 1 box brownie mix
- 1 box Andes Peppermint Crunch candies
Make the brownies according to the directions on the package.
While the brownies are in the oven, unwrap and chop the Andes mints into small pieces.
Remove the cooked brownies from the oven and sprinkle all the Andes mints on top. Let sit for 2-3 minutes to melt, then use an off-set spatula or butter knife to spread the chocolate in an even layer across the brownies.
Let the brownies cool entirely, then cut into squares and serve!