BYU Mint Brownies

My sister in law Mary requested this recipe for her friend Barbara.  Barbara wants to make them for her son Garrett’s goodbye party (he’s coming up to BYU) so here it is, the official recipe which I got from the BYU Magazine one month and I was so excited to get it!  These are dangerous!  You’ve been warned!


1 cup butter

1/2 cup cocoa

2 tablespoons honey

4 eggs

2 cups sugar

1 3/4 cups flour

1/2 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped walnuts

mint icing:

5 tablespoons butter, softened

dash of salt

1 tablespoon light corn syrup

2 1/3 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon mint extract

1 – 2 drops green food coloring

3 tablespoons milk

12 oz chocolate icing: (the recipe didn’t come with a specific chocolate icing so after some experimenting, the one that I’ve found comes closest to the original is the icing that goes on the Chocolate Sheet Cake which I’ll add here but you can also find it on my blog under “cakes”)

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup cocoa

6 tablespoons milk

4 cups powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350.  Melt butter and mix in cocoa.  Allow to cool.  Add honey, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.  Add nuts.  Pour batter into greased 9 x 13″ pan.  Bake 25 minutes.  Cool.

To prepare mint icing, beat butter, salt, corn syrup and sugar until smooth and fluffy.  Add mint extract and food coloring and mix.  Add milk gradually until consistency is a little thinner than cake frosting.  Spread mint icing over brownies.  Place brownies in freezer for a short time to stiffen mint icing.

To prepare chocolate icing, combine butter, cocoa and milk and heat to boiling.  Place sugar in bowl.  Pour cocoa mixture over sugar and blend well.  Let cool, stirring occasionally to keep skin from forming on top.  When cool, remove brownies from freezer and carefully top with chocolate icing.

2 thoughts on “BYU Mint Brownies

  1. Thanks Penny! Looks great and like you said…dangerous! Just to clarify…Barbara wants ME to make them for her son’s going away party – but hey what are friends for?! At least I will get to lick the spoons. 🙂

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