Happy St. Patrick's Day! Or as my kids refer to this day as "Green Day."
My 2 and 3 year old know all about pinching, wearing green, and leprechauns.
For the past 10 days they've been asking us if it is Green Day. I know my daughter has been saving a special green shirt for this day, and she knows what green hair clip she's going to wear to dance so she's still wearing green.
St. Patrick's Day is serious business for these kiddos.
On Pi Day I whipped up this absolutely delicious Mint Brownie Pie. This pie is perfectly minty and perfectly chocolaty.
I know I've told you before how my husband does not like chocolate. However, he loves this Earthquake Cake (chocolate based) and he also loves this Mint Brownie Pie. I promise he still doesn't like chocolate, but I think I may be on the right track to converting him to what is right and proper.
If you are looking for a tasty St. Patrick's Day treat that uses a brownie mix and few other simple ingredients then this Mint Brownie Pie with a green mint whipped cream and a chocolate mint ganache should be your treat today or every day.
We love it, and you will too!
This is two of my kiddos not touching the brownie pie until after we ate dinner. :) They were awfully excited for this delicious dessert, and I promise you will be, or your party guests, too!
Happy Green Food Day and Green Wearing Day!
Mint Brownie Pie
Recipe: Alohamora Open a Book
Active Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Time: 2 1/2 hours
For the Brownie Pie:
1 box (18.5 oz) fudge brownie mix
1 c. Andes mint chips (or any mint chocolate chips)
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. oil
For the Mint Whipped Cream:
1 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
6 drops green food coloring
For the Chocolate Mint Ganache:
2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
1/4 c. Andes mint chips (or any mint chocolate chips)
1 1/2 tsp powdered sugar
Optional: Andes mint chips for a garnish
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Spray the bottom and sides of a 9 or 9 1/2 inch springform pan with a flour baking spray. You could also use a deep dish pie pan as well.
- In a medium bowl mix all of the brownie pie ingredients together.
- Pour the pie batter into the prepared pan, and bake it at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes until the edges are slightly pulled away from the edges and the toothpick comes out mostly clean.
- Let the brownie pie cool completely before topping it with whipping cream. You can place the pie in the fridge if you need to speed up the process.
- Make the ganache before the whipped cream so the ganache has time to cool.
- In a small bowl or mug microwave the 2 tablespoons of whipping cream on high for 20 seconds.
- Add the mint chips to the cream and stir until smooth.
- Finally, add the powdered sugar to the ganache and stir until smooth.
- Let the ganache cool while you make the mint whipped cream.
- For the mint whipped cream, add all of the ingredients in order in a stand mixer or a medium to large bowl.
- Whip the cream for 5-10 minutes on high until mostly stiff peaks form.
- Use a spatula to evenly spread the mint whipped cream on top of the cooled brownie pie.
- Using a spoon drizzle the mint ganache on top of the mint whipped cream.
- Use any extra mint chocolate chips to garnish the pie.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator/fridge.
Happy absolutely scrumptious Mint Brownie Pie with mint whipped cream and chocolate mint ganache eating!
Happy St. Patrick's Day aka Green Day!