BEST Chocolate Mint Walnut Brownies

Delicious for any occasion, and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, brownies with green mints and walnuts: BEST Chocolate Mint Walnut Brownies!

BEST Chocolate Mint Walnut Brownies

Earlier this week I was getting ready for company, cooking and tidying up the house. As I pulled the BEST Chocolate Mint Walnut Brownies from the oven, I found myself strangely nervous about the new friends coming over. I was a little off my game, you might say. I hadn’t felt this way in a long time!

Remaking community and connection is not always easy. It takes courage, especially when you move to a new town, and you have to fight against the silly thoughts and fears that run through your head.

Making new friends is sort of like Friendship 101. At my age, I truly want friendships to be authentic. I’m so ready to enjoy the simpler side of life. No comparing, worrying, striving, or chasing–real and easy. Easy like being with your best friend or sister.

BEST Chocolate Mint Walnut Brownies

When you combine friends and food together, the table can be so powerful and full of mystery. I find it very humbling that people would want to be my friend, and come to my house. I know how women can get comfortable in their own cliques and comfort zones (I know, I’ve been there), and it’s hard to break away, or to include other women into your circle. (I wish I could include emojis in my blog posts:) :)

So the fact that these women actually wanted to come to my home made it very special for me. I eventually got over the jitters, and once we sat down with our food, the magic happened.

Our menu consisted of everyone bringing a salad, and I made salmon. We dished up, sat down, feasted, and had a really fun time!

Life is short, friends, and it’s important to wedge in that time for others, to be open to new things! Right?

BEST Chocolate Mint Walnut Brownies

Now for the BEST Chocolate Mint Walnut Brownies. They are truly the BEST. Super yummy for any occation, and you know St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner!

BEST Chocolate Mint Walnut Brownies

They are crunchy and gooey at the same time, with chunks of walnuts and Guittard’s green mint baking chips, along with semi-sweet chips.

BEST Chocolate Mint Walnut Brownies

We all ooed and aahed over all the desserts that were served.

BEST Chocolate Mint Walnut Brownies

BEST Chocolate Mint Walnut Brownies

Yield: 24

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 sticks butter
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup mint chips (I buy Guittard green mints)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 9 X 13" baking pan (or line with parchment paper).
  2. In a large microwavable bowl, place semisweet chocolate chips and butter. Cook on high for 2 minutes. Stir mixture with wooden spoon until all of the chips and butter are melted.
  3. In the bowl of a standing mixer, combine the sugar, flour, salt and baking powder. Stir to mix thoroughly.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla to the chocolate mixture, blending well with a wooden spoon.
  5. Pour this mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix on medium speed for 30 seconds, just until ingredients are blended. Stir in the mint chocolate chips and walnuts. Spread into prepared pan.
  6. Bake until the brownie starts to come away from the sides of the pan, about 40-45 minutes.
  7. Cool before cutting to serve.

 

More yummy desserts:

Oreos and Cream Cupcakes

Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

Oreo Mint Pistachio Ice Cream Pie

BEST Chocolate Mint Walnut Brownies

1 comment

  1. There’s nothing like a good brownie, and walnuts and mint just adds to it. Yum!

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