(Patriotic) Brownies with Mint Buttercream Frosting


Brownie with Mint Buttercream and Flag Candy

Brownie with Mint Buttercream and Flag Candy

Our neighborhood gets together every 4th of July for and I decided to bring mint frosted brownies.

My original plan was to use white frosting flavored with mint when add blue and red sprinkles—that’s pretty patriotic right?  Problem is, I couldn’t get past the green.  Mint ice cream is green… mint Oreos are filled with green… and Andes mints are green and brown.

Would mint flavoring taste right in red white and blue?

Then I thought of peppermint—peppermint candy is red and white and available all year round!   Problem solved.

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Brownies with Mint Buttercream Frosting


  • 1 pkg of your favorite brownie mix
  • 3 c powdered sugar
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 – 3/4 t vanilla (use less vanilla for a more intense mint flavor)
  • 1/4 t peppermint extract
  • 2-3 T milk or water
  • 2-3 T peppermint candy pieces crushed (optional)
  • Prepared cake decorations – sprinkles, candies, flags on toothpicks (optional)


1.  Prepare brownies per package directions.  Let cool completely

2.  Using electric mixer blend butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, peppermint extract and milk.

3.  Fold in crushed peppermint if using (optional)

4.  Frost and decorate (optional)

Brownies with Mint Buttercream Frosting

Brownies with Mint Buttercream Frosting

Not a red, white and blue holiday?  Skip the peppermint candies and add a hint of green food coloring to the frosting.  Enjoy!

Happy Fourth of July!

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  1. Very patriotic! Happy Fourth!

  2. chocolate and mint will forever be one of my favorite pairings! way to show your patriotism, inger. 🙂

  3. These are the cutest and definitely most patriotic brwonies ever 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. YUM! This looks moist, refreshing and oh so delicious!!

    Have a great weekend!
    Twitter @aSquishyMonster

  5. Your patriotic brownies sound perfect. And what a lovely way to celebrate – with your community. Hope you had a super Day Inger 🙂

  6. These look delicious…I love chocolate and mint!!

  7. I love that you crushed peppermints into the frosting. I love peppermint bark at Christmas time.

  8. So delicious-looking! I know they tasted yummy. Nice patriotic touch. Your pictures are are great!

  9. This looks sooo good. I love dolling up store mixes to make a special dessert.

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