The first thing I baked when I got back from America were these amazing Mint oreo fudge brownies. I don't understand why they don't sell Mint Oreo's here - they are amazing! I debated about using these in a cookie or a cupcake but decided a brownie was the best way to use up my precious supply. I adapted the recipe from one I found online on 6 Bittersweets which is a pretty cool blog full of delicious goodies.
These brownies are probably one of the best I've ever eaten. You can taste the mint clearly and the brownies were fudgy with a crisp top! One of my colleagues took a bite and said "I'm in heaven!". Another one is still talking about it days later so I think I will have to make another batch with the remaining cookies. If you really like your mint and chocolate combination, I would suggest adding a teaspoon of peppermint extract to the batter.
As it's an "M" bake, I am also entering these to AlphaBakes hosted by Caroline from Caroline Makes this month and myself on alternate months.
whisk in the eggs one at a time, followed by flour and cocoa powder to create a lovely fudgy batter ...
Recipe adapted from 6 bittersweets
200g butter, chopped into smallish cubes
170g chocolate, roughly chopped
80g cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
approximately 17 Mint oreo cookies (plus extra to munch on whilst baking), roughly chopped.
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- In a medium sized pan, melt the butter and chocolate.
- Then whisk in the sugar, salt and vanilla extract.
- Continue mixing until you get a smooth mixture then remove from heat and set aside for a few minutes.
- Whisk in the eggs one at a time and then the flour and cocoa powder until you get a fudgy mixture as shown.
- Stir in 12 of the chopped mint oreos, reserving the rest to sprinkle on top.
- Pour the mixture into a square baking pan and sprinkle the remaining 5 chopped mint oreos on top.
- Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes until the top is crisp and the edges are cooked.
- Allow to cool in the pan.
- Slice and enjoy!