Did you know that when you have “belly issues” you should smell or consume mint? It really does work! We use our Peppermint Green Tea quite a bit in this house when a belly is hurting, upset or needs to be calmed down. In addition, I should know considering I suffered from Hyperemesis with the two littles!
With I was pregnant with Beanies I thought it was ok to eat brownies….daily! Like I had an obsession. At the end of the pregnancy realized I had went from 125 pounds to 201. I was freakin’ devestated. I cried. And Cried. And Cried. Then I just lived with myself because taking care of my first child was exhausting.
Fast forward to today and I’ve lost a good 50 pounds and “happy” with where I am weight wise. I am recovering from surgery and know that I won’t be this size for very much longer once I’m able to get up and about so that’s the positive that’s constantly in the back of my head. I’d ideally like to loose about 20-25 pounds and maintain that weight…it would put me pretty damn close to that 125 I was previous to getting pregnant with our first child.
When the kids need to be kids or just need a sweet treat I like to whip up these Homemade Mint Brownies. If we are having guests over or wanting to take something sweet to camp to share with our friends I’ll whip up my Bakery Style Fudge Brownies simply because they make a hell of a lot!
Now I ended up topping these Mint Brownies with Chocolate Ganache on half simply because it was an excuse to use up the Ganache that I had made for the No Bake Peanut Butter Pie recipe. I didn’t want it sitting around any longer otherwise I would’ve just taken a spoon and secretly sat out in front of the refrigerator on my scooter in the middle of the night and then having regrets the next morning…
I will say that all of the kids LOVED these brownies! In fact, Beanies wanted to take one to school with her the next day so her breath was minty fresh….I really just think that was an excuse to include a treat in her lunch! I got “Cool Mom” points because I let her split one in half and sent her on her way!
Do you see the crackled top on the brownie? YEAH! That’s what a brownie is suppose to look like!
Now I will tell you that if you don’t like mint you don’t need to put them in for these brownies to be amazing. Rather than putting a cup of Semi Sweet Nestle Morsels in the recipe double it and put TWO cups in!!! You’ll have a rich, brownie that your family will go crazy for.
You may even get bedrooms clean in a record time…just sayin’!
- 1 C Unsalted butter room temp.
- 2 C Pure Cane Sugar
- 4 Large Eggs
- 1 TSP Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/4 C Unbleached All Purpose Flour
- 3/4 C Unsweetened Caco
- 1/2 TSP Baking Powder
- 1 Package Andes Mints chopped
- 1 C Nestle Semi Sweet Morsels 2 C if not using Mints
- PREHEAT Oven to 335.
- Grease a 9x13 glass pan.
- In a large bowl mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Next add in one egg at a time and mix until combined, repeat until all 4 eggs have been incorporated.
- Add Vanilla and stir.
- In a separate bowl add in flour, caco and baking powder, whisk until combined.
- Gently stir the flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture until combined.
- Add in mints and/or morsels and stir until incorporated.
- Place in greased baking pan and bake for 25-35 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
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