Chocolate Mint Brownies have a thin layer of delicate mint running through them . . . in the form of an After Eight Mint! These are the best gluten-free chocolate mint brownies ever. After Eight recipes are incredibly decadent and simply irresistible! Where have I been?
Well, it’s five weeks today that my dad’s been in the hospital. What should have been one week is now five, and it’ll still be another few.
This was elective heart surgery that was going to give my dad a “new lease on life.” His shortness of breath was going to be gone, and he’d be able to hike in his beloved Santa Monica Mountains again.
Ironically, his heart is doing great. It’s the numerous complications that have been keeping him there. In the last couple of days though, it seems like things are finally beginning to turn around. Phew.
He’s very weak, and his spirits are quite low. I’m working on turning that around, too.
My mom, who has her own set of health issues, isn’t able to visit him, so it’s the longest time in their fifty-two year marriage that they’ve ever been apart. It’s both heartbreaking and lovely to see how much they miss each other.
I believe my dad will be back home with my mom soon, and a while after, I’m hoping he’ll climbing those mountains again. In the meantime, there’s not much like the comfort of chocolate, so I made brownies. Chocolate Mint Brownies, that is. Actually Gluten-Free Chocolate Mint Brownies, so my gluten-free son could also partake.
Not just ordinary chocolate mint brownies, either!
Have you ever had an After Eight, Mint Chocolate Thin?
There are quite a few After Eight recipes out there, but this one just made it to the top of my list.
They’re quite special. Growing up, my friend Aimée’s family always seemed to have these around the house — and I always seemed to be eating them!
These individually wrapped candies are a creamy mint fondant inside a crisp, delicate, dark chocolate coating.
Of course they’re delectable on their own, but I thought it might be nice to have a thin layer of them in a brownie. So I made it happen.
You should too, because quite frankly, these gluten-free Chocolate Mint Brownies are the best! We’re talking, THE best!
Here are a few more delicious gluten-free brownie recipes:
- Gluten-Free Brownie Cake
- Gluten-Free Nutella Brownies
- Flourless Chocolate Espresso Caramel Brownies
- Best Ever Chewy Fudgy Gluten-Free Brownies
While I wish I could tell you Nestle sponsored this post, I’m just singing the praises of their oh-so-delicious After Eight Chocolate Mint Thins because I love them. 🙂
Enjoy every last one of your gluten-free Chocolate Mint brownies, and they’ll likely become one of your favorite After Eight recipes too! Correction — your favorite!
Chocolate Mint Brownies have a thin layer of delicate mint running through them . . . in the form of an After Eight Mint!
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
- about 32 After Eight Mint Chocolate Thins about 1 1/4 boxes
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and adjust a rack to the center.
Melt the butter and set it aside to cool. Use the butter wrappers to grease the bottom and sides of a 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking dish. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs with the sugar, vanilla and salt until it's light in color and thick, about 2 minutes. (Use an electric mixer if possible.) Fold in the cooled, melted butter.
In another bowl, mix the gluten-free flour with the sifted cocoa powder. Now fold this into the wet ingredients and mix until you no longer see dry spots and it's smooth.
Spread the remaining half of the batter on top of the candies evenly, and place the baking dish in the oven just until the batter is cooked all the way through and is set, about 40 minutes.
Let the brownies cool in the pan for at least 45 minutes and then slice them into 2 dozen evenly sized pieces.