Easy to make mint brownies with the perfect splash of green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Over nine years in and I might have finally gotten the hang of this blogging thing. You know, sharing something for the upcoming holiday before the actual holiday.
Because here we are. Before St. Patrick’s Day. With the perfect recipe for the holiday. And plenty of time still for you to make it and enjoy it.
Timing. It’s a beautiful thing.
When it comes to food, Nick speaks brownies. All kinds. Simple and classic. Fudgy to the nth degree. Laden with mix-ins. Boxed or homemade. He really doesn’t care.
He likes them all.
So, of course, when I saw this fun twist on a traditional brownie, I knew it was going to make its way to our kitchen sooner or later.
And even better that it includes M&Ms.
Something both kids love.
And green. Because, well, that’s just fun.
In a processed-but-all-things-in-moderation kind of way.
Now in the interest of full disclosure, we didn’t make these for St. Patrick’s Day. Rather, they were included on the Christmas platters that we delivered to friends and family.
Something slightly different to break up the cookie, cookie, cookie, repeat kind of platter.
And now, with St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, it seems kind of perfect for … now.
This recipe is crazy simple. And I know this, even though I didn’t make it.
Because I was at work and the kids were at home with one of their favorite babysitters. An inexperienced cook and two eager-to-cook kids making a new recipe.
And I didn’t get one single phone call.
That’s how I know it was easy.
Over the course of a week during the Christmas holidays, we made seven kinds of fudge, dog treats, six kinds of cookies, and this brownie recipe.
And this was the babysitter’s favorite out of everything.
And Nick, well, he hasn’t met a brownie he doesn’t like.
And Madeline, well, I’m not sure she’s met a dessert she doesn’t like.
Pretty and different, fudgy with a strong hint of mint, simple to make, and using mostly pantry ingredients.
Make them. Whether for St. Patrick’s Day, your holiday cookie platter, or to satisfy your own resident brownie lover.
Hungry for more ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
These cereal necklaces were a fun quick craft with the kids.
These Triple Layer Fudgy Mint Oreo Brownies are another delicious way to enjoy the holiday – we totally need to make them again.
This is my go-to recipe for Corned Beef and Cabbage.
And, although I can’t have it this year, I love this Colcannon. I mean, really, you can’t go wrong with melted pools of butter and crispy bacon.
Our favorite brown bread recipe from a local Irish pub can be found here.
And you can find tons more St. Patrick’s day crafts, recipes, and party ideas on my Pinterest board.
Recipe courtesy of A Beautiful Mess