Monday, October 24, 2011

Secret Recipe Club~Andes Mint Brownies

It's Secret Recipe Club time, and today I have made a recipe from the website, The Boys Made Me Do It! This is a wonderful blog written by Cara. Cara is the mother of 3!!! boys, hence the name. God bless you Cara! It must be fun, and you must be so busy, having 3 boys. I made the Andes Mint Brownies posted on Cara's blog, and they were delicious. She states in her post that they may be the perfect homemade brownie recipe, and she is right. They are fudgy, (my favorite), with just enough of a cakey texture to be wonderful!

Andes Mint Brownie Bites 

1/2 cup Butter, softened
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2/3 cup Flour
1/2 cup Cocoa 
1/2 teaspoon baking Powder
1/2 cup Andes Creme De Menthe Chips

Place the butter and sugar in your mixing bowl.
Cream together.
Add the eggs, and mix well.
Add vanilla and mix in.
In a separate bowl, add together the flour and cocoa.
Add baking powder.
Whisk dry ingredients together. The original recipe called 
for these ingredients to be sifter. I don't have a sifter, so
I just whisk it all together. 
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix well.
Add the Andes Mint chips and mix in.
I made my brownies into brownie bites. I send a lot of
goodies to my son, in the mail, and bite travel well.
Spray a pan with pan spray, and dust with flour.
Cook for 15-20 minutes.
 When they are done in the oven, add a few pieces of the 
mint chips to the top of each brownie bite.

Thanks for joining me to see my Secret Recipe Club recipe!
I made a few changes to the original recipe, but nothing to change the
recipe much. I eliminated the salt. The original wanted a 1/2 teaspoon 
of salt added. I also used a salt free baking powder. I could not tell any
difference in the taste.
See the original recipe here
This was a great recipe. Andes also makes a peppermint chip that would taste wonderful
in the recipe. they would be great for the holidays!

Thank you Cara, for posting a fantastic recipe.
For more info about Secret Recipe Club, just click.


  1. Great idea on making brownie bites! So glad you liked them!

  2. Oh wow these look fantastic, great SRC post! So glad to be in Group C with you! xoxo

  3. I'll have to add these to my list for Christmas baking, they are cute and look really tasty too!

  4. Love you brownie bites and with the Andes I bet they were delicious.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Thin Mint Irish Coffee.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  5. fantastic recipe. Chocolate is alway a hit. Thanks for sharing

  6. You and Lisa from Cook Lisa Cook must be on the same chocolate mint wave length. chocolate and mint are made for each other!

  7. Ahh, i love Andes and I haven't had them in so long. My parents used to keep these and After Eights hidden in the dining room for guests post-dinner. But obviously us kids always raided the stash. Looks delicious!

  8. Yum! Sound delicious! and I like the idea of baking them in the muffin tins

  9. Love these little mints and I am sure that I would love this mini brownie bites. Great SRC post!

  10. One can never have too many brownie recipes! Chocolate and mint--a perfect combo. I love the mini size. What a great month for SRC.

  11. OMG - these look fantastic! I think I have everything on hand to make these this week.