Mint Chip Mousse Brownies

Mint Chip Mousse Brownies
Mint Chip Mousse Brownies – it’s like I went out for dessert at a 5 star restaurant.

These are incredible!

Mint Chip Mousse Brownies
I am so glad I wrapped the extras in foil tin and put them in my freezer – aka- mint chip mousse brownies whenever the craving sets in! It’s almost like a frozen mint chip ice cream brownie sandwich that way.

I may be hiding them from my husband behind the frozen chicken and packages of frozen vegetables..

Mint Chip Mousse Brownies
1. gooey brownies
2. lovingly homemade mint chip mousse
3. chocolate glaze

I have got to find something else to put that mint chip mousse on because it’s crazy yummy!

Mint Chip Mousse Brownies
This is kind of a 2 day recipe. You need to let the brownies cool completely before adding the mousse, and the mousse needs to cool completely before adding the glaze and then you need to let that set.

I baked the brownies on a Saturday, then added the mousse early Sunday morning, allowed that to set for 30 minutes before adding the glaze and giving that several hours to set.

It’s a labor of love and so worth it.

Mint Chip Mousse Brownies

Mint Chip Mousse Brownies

Yield: one 8x8 inch pan


  • 5 oz butter, cubed
  • 1 & 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup and 6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Mint Chip Mousse
  • 6 oz white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream, divided use
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 & 1/4 tsp (1/2 packet) unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 1 tbsp cold water
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • Green and yellow food coloring
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • 2 oz finely chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 8×8 inch pan with foil, so that foil extends up and over the sides, and spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a saucepan set over medium-low heat. Warm the mixture, stirring frequently, until the butter melts and the mixture becomes grainy. Take it off the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and eggs one at a time, whisking well after each. As you add the eggs the mixture will go from being grainy to a shiny. Finally, add the flour and fold it in gently until no streaks of flour remain.
  4. Scrape the batter into the pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan. If preparing them the day before, be sure to cover them overnight.
  5. Mint Chip Mousse
  6. Combine the white chocolate chips, 1/4 cup of cream, and salt in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, whisking every 30 seconds, until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  7. While you wait for the white chocolate mixture to cool, prepare the gelatin. Whisk together the gelatin and the cold water in a small bowl, and set it aside to let the gelatin absorb the water. When the chocolate is at room temperature, microwave the bowl of gelatin for 15 seconds, until it is melted. Whisk the melted gelatin and chocolate together. Add the peppermint extract, and several drops of green food coloring and one of yellow. The color should be a little more intense than you want the final mousse color to be, because it will lighten as you add the whipped cream in the next step.
  8. Whip the remaining 3/4 cups heavy cream to firm peaks in a separate bowl. Fold half of the whipped cream into the chocolate, incorporate and add the remaining whipped cream. Add the chopped chocolate, and stir until it’s mixed. Scrape the mousse onto the cooled brownies, and smooth into an even layer. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before adding the chocolate glaze.
  9. Chocolate Glaze
  10. Melt the chopped chocolate and remaining heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, whisking every 30 seconds, until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  11. Evenly pour the glaze over the mousse layer.
  12. Refrigerate the tray of brownies to set the mousse and glaze completely, for at least 3 hours. Once set, remove the brownies from the pan using the foil as handles. Cut and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Sugar Hero.

Mint Chip Mousse Brownies
I’m off to go sneak something from the freezer!

48 Responses to “Mint Chip Mousse Brownies”

  1. Deliciously Sprinkled — February 28, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Beth, these look so delicious! I hide desserts in the freezer from my husband, too! Thanks for sharing another great recipe, pinned! :)

    • The First Year Blog — February 28, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Speaking of hidden desserts in the freezer.. I may have to get one.. :)

  2. Desiree @ The36thAvenue — February 28, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Thank you so much for linking up with The Party Bunch… I am featuring you tomorrow!

  3. Laura@Baking In Pyjamas — March 1, 2014 at 7:10 am

    I put a little stash of brownies in our fridge whenever I bake them for emergencies lol. I love chocolate and mint, these look brilliant, so pretty too!

  4. Sabrina — March 1, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    These look soo delicious! But I am pretty sure that if I made them, I would eat them ALL! Regardless, I am going to pin them. =)

  5. Kara — March 1, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I love the combination of chocolate and mint, so these are right up my alley. They look divine!

  6. Natashalh — March 1, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    I love hiding extra sweets in the freezer, too! Chocolate and mint are two of my very favorite things. I have to try these when my fiancé returns to port (so I don’t eat all of them myself!).

  7. Wow! These look so rich and decadent. My favorite all time combination is mint and chocolate, these look like a winner in my book! :) Pinned.

    • The First Year Blog — March 2, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Come on over, I can share!

  8. Serene @ House of Yumm — March 2, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Oh my gosh!!! These look amazing! I looove mint and chocolate.

  9. Hannah — March 3, 2014 at 9:32 am

    WOW!! These look incredible! The mousse is genius :D Pinning now to try later, thanks for sharing!

    Hannah ♫
    Sew Lah Tea Dough

  10. Allyson — March 3, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Yum, please come over asap and make these for me!

    • The First Year Blog — March 3, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      On my way! :-)

  11. Trish - Mom On Timeout — March 3, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    These are some seriously perfect brownies Beth! Love that mousse layer!

  12. Hi Beth, thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday – these look fantastic! Pinned to my party board!

  13. Grassfed Mama — March 5, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Great looking recipe! These will be perfect for St.Patricks day

  14. Julie — March 5, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Wowzie! Apparently, I can’t get enough of your cooking, Beth! I will be featuring you again this Sunday @ Inspiration Monday Party. I hope you will stop by and link up @ 2pm EST! Congrats! (PS Your potato soup is up today @ Debbiedoos!)

    • The First Year Blog — March 5, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      Thank you Julie, I really appreciate it!

  15. Stephanie Jackson — March 5, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Beth, I can’t wait to make these. Totally worth the 2 days.

    • The First Year Blog — March 5, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      So glad you agree Stephanie!

  16. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner — March 5, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    I love mint and chocolate so these look deeeeelicious! While they’ll be perfect for St Patty’s Day, I’d happily eat these 365 days a year. :)

  17. Cathy Compeau — March 5, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Yum!!! Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  18. stellakinnaird — March 5, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Beth – seriously YUM!

  19. theninjabaker — March 7, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Your mint chip mousse brownies are the sort of desserts you expect at a 5-star establishment. Bravo, Beth! And thank you for the lovely recipes =)

    • The First Year Blog — March 7, 2014 at 7:41 am

      Oh gosh, thank you friend!

  20. Joanne T Ferguson — March 8, 2014 at 3:34 am

    G;day! I could go for one of these right now Beth!
    View as party of this week’s Foodie Friends Friends St Patrick’s Day GREEN Recipes Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  21. Yum! A mousse layer? My goodness. It can’t get any better than this brownie. :)

  22. Becca Heflin — March 8, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    These brownies are making me drool all over myself! LOVE LOVE!

    • The First Year Blog — March 9, 2014 at 8:34 am

      Haha, so very sorry!

  23. Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner — March 9, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Beth, these are fantastic looking and just as tasty I bet! Thanks for sharing with us at Marvelous Monday this week – pinning to my party board!

  24. threekidsandafish — March 10, 2014 at 8:32 am

    These look decadent! Found them on funday monday! Yummy :-)

  25. Karly — March 11, 2014 at 3:06 am

    Hi Beth!

    I’m featuring you again this week, ha ha ha, I just love your stuff!


    • The First Year Blog — March 11, 2014 at 7:43 am

      Ah, Karly, thank you so much!

  26. Lorraine — March 15, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Made these today for a St. Patrick’s Day dinner party. They were a hit! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog — March 15, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them!


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