Creme de Menthe Brownies – aka Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Dessert

A reader asked me recently about my creme de menthe brownies. I then realized that post was one of those that disappeared with the Great Blog Hack of 2014. But these brownies are SO delicious, I felt it was a crime to deny any human these tasty-minty-chocolately treats, so I promised her I would rewrite the post! Ironically, I just indulged in these brownies just this past weekend at a family party!? Weird.

ANYwho, the timing was great too, since they’re perfect for a fun St. Patrick’s Day dessert with the green and all. So festive. Maybe that’s why she wanted them perhaps?


I digress. Here’s the recipe – it’s an old family recipe, been around for generations. And will be around for many more to come, no doubt. Once you taste them, you’ll see why;)

(Please excuse the photos – these are the original post’s photos, from 2 years ago. Not that I’m great now, but I REALLY didn’t know what I was doing back then…)

1. Make a pan of brownies and let cool. (This recipe is made for 13×9 pan size, but I made them last night for 11×7, not realizing I had picked up the small brownie box, and it’s fine, you just get thicker layers. So whatever you want to do).

2. Mix 2 cups 10x sugar, 2 Tablespoons Creme de Menthe, and 1 stick of softened butter.



3. Spread the mixture over your cooled brownies, and pop in the fridge to harden. This doesn’t take long at all – 30 minutes or less.


4. Melt 6oz of semisweet chocolate chips and 6 Tablespoons of butter. I just put it all in a microwave safe dish, and heat for 30 second intervals, stirring until melted.


5. Let the chocolate cool a few minutes (don’t have to wait a long time, just until it’s not piping hot). Spread this over the creme de menthe layer, and pop in the fridge to harden.


6. Once it’s party time, slice those bad boys up and dig in! They’re best served right from the fridge, but they can certainly sit out and taste just as delicious. Take my word.




  1. melanie kelly says:

    so glad you posted this! I made these for years from your recipe you gave me back at the Y! haha! One of my faves!! Just made them in October from another recipe but so glad to have the orig. again!! yeah! 😉

  2. Vicki N. says:

    Awesome! Will have to try; thanks for posting!!

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