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Mint Julep Brownies

(2 Votes)
MAKES
15
COOK TIME
30 Min

Whether you're throwing a Kentucky Derby party or you just love the flavors in a traditional Mint Julep, you're going to love these Mint Julep Brownies. You don't have to be a horseracing fan to know that these homemade brownies are sure to be a winner.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 4 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • FROSTING
  • 1 (16-ounce) container vanilla frosting
  • 2 teaspoons bourbon
  • 3 teaspoons peppermint extract
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray, then dust with flour.
     
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter and chocolate, stirring until smooth; cool slightly.
     
  3. Place eggs in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed. Gradually add sugar and beat 1 to 2 minutes. Add chocolate mixture, flour, salt, 2 tablespoons bourbon, and 1 teaspoon peppermint extract; beat well. Pour batter into baking dish.
     
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool completely. 
     
  5. In a medium bowl, combine frosting ingredients. Spread over brownies, then cut into squares.
Notes
  • Wanna make these kid-friendly? Just leave out the bourbon!
     
  • And if you want to jazz these up even more, garnish each brownie with a mint leaf before serving.
     
  • Wanna serve up refreshing Mint Juleps in drink form? Try ours! (Adults only!)

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This recipe turned out just awful. I followed the recipe to the letter. They came out only about 1/4 inch thick and had little taste except for a hint of peppermint. Just before the time was out to take them out of the over, the whole top was full of a foaming buttery liquid. After they were out for a while the liquid disappeared, but the texture and taste was awful. I have reviewed and reviewed the ingredients and can't find what went wrong.

We're sorry to hear these brownies didn't work out for you. We just re-tested the recipe in the Test Kitchen and ours turned out delicious, with a lot of peppermint flavor. We're not sure what could have gone wrong with yours if you followed the recipe as written, but there are two possible reasons we could think of that may have affected your brownies: 1) Make sure you use stick butter. Butter that comes in a tub usually has a lot of oils/liquid and doesn't have the same results; 2) Make sure your peppermint extract has not expired. Extracts lose their flavor as they get older. We hope this helps, and we hope you'll give these another try!

Thank you for going through the trouble of making this recipe again. I did use stick butter but I used Splenda instead of sugar. I have been using that in a lot of recipes to cut down on the sugar use, due to my husband's health. I dont know if that was the problem. I have used Splenda as I stated and have never had an adverse effect on any recipe, but, could that have been the problem with the mint julep brownies?

That is most definitely the problem! Unfortunately, substituting with Splenda won't work in this brownie recipe.

There is only two tablespoons of bourbon in this and most alcohol n Bakes out, why is it only for adult?

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