Mom Knows Best : Chocolate Mint Mousse Brownies

Monday, September 1, 2014

Chocolate Mint Mousse Brownies

This is what I made my sweetheart for Valentine's Day. This is so easy to make and you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry. The main ingredients are a brownie mix, chocolate chips, and frosting. I love that you can make a different taste by using different flavors of chocolate chips and frosting.

                     Chocolate Mint Mousse Brownies


1 box (1 lb 2.4 oz)  brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix box

1 cup Nestle dark chocolate and mint chips

3/4 cup whipping cream

1 cup chocolate frosting (from 16 oz container)

1 1/2 teaspoons whipping cream

2 tablespoons mint chocolate chips for the drizzle on top

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 8-inch or 9-inch square pan with cooking spray or shortening. (For easier cutting, line pan with foil, then grease foil on bottom only of pan). Make brownies as directed on box. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.

 In medium microwavable bowl, place chocolate chips and 3/4 cup whipping cream Microwave uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring once every minute, until chocolate is melted. Stir until mixture is smooth. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Add frosting to chocolate mixture. Beat with electric mixer on high speed 1 to 2 minutes or until well blended and fluffy. Spread over cooled brownies, smoothing top.

In small microwavable bowl, microwave the 2 tablespoons chocolate chips and 1 1/2 teaspoons whipping cream uncovered on High 30 to 45 seconds, stirring once, until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in a few additional drops of whipping cream to thin chocolate, if necessary. Drizzle over frosting mixture. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until set.
Cut into 9 squares; cut each square diagonally in half to make triangles

The original recipe was for Raspberry Mousse Brownies that I found at but I made a few changes as I had mint chocoalte chips. To make a different flavor you can use different flavor chocolate chips. Use cream cheese frosting with white chocolate chips for a white chocolate mousse or how about milk chocolate chips and milk chocolate frosting.


  1. WHAT!!! This looks extremely tasty. What a lucky sweetheart you have! I love mousse desserts with a cookie crumble-like crust.

  2. You have the most delicious looking recipes, especially with desserts! I'm adding this to my list of desserts to try.

  3. YUM!! I might be making this one soon - thanks Tara!! Pinned & Tweeted!

  4. That looks so good. I love the combination of chocolate and mint.

    Michelle F.

  5. My daughter loves mint and anything dessert. Maybe we will have a mother daughter date at home and make this together and give mani-pedis. How fun!

  6. Sounds good. I would probably crush thin mint cookies on it too. :) If Im going down that road I am going all the way! lol

  7. This Looks So Yummy!!! Must Try!!

  8. ohmygoodness! These sound amazing! I will have to try them! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)


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