Saturday, January 7, 2012

B.Y.U. Mint Brownies - Jar Mix

B.Y.U. Mint Brownies - Yum!
Sugar-n-Spice, Cougareat Food Court

PREP AND COOK: 90 min. COOL: 1 hr.

1 c. margarine
1/2 c. cocoa
2 Tbsp. honey
4 eggs
2 c. sugar
1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. chopped walnuts
12 oz. chocolate icing (Use your own icing recipe or purchase some chocolate frosting. You can also search the Internet for chocolate icing recipes.)

5 Tbsp. margarine
dash of salt
3 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
2 1/3 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. mint extract
1-2 drops green food coloring

1. Melt margarine and mix in cocoa. Allow to cool. Add honey, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Add nuts. Pour batter into a greased 9-by-13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool.

2. Prepare mint icing: Soften margarine. Add salt, corn syrup, and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and fluffy. Add mint extract and food coloring. Mix. Add milk gradually until the consistency is a little thinner than cake frosting.

3. Spread mint icing over brownies. Place brownies in the freezer for a short time to stiffen the icing. Remove from the freezer and carefully add a layer of chocolate icing.
These are so much better the second day!

Did you know that you can make the B.Y.U. Brownie recipe fit in a jar on your pantry shelf?
Simply omit the nuts and tap the jar on the counter as you add the ingredients using a canning funnel.  You can either layer them or whisk the ingredients together in a bowl prior to adding them to the jar.  
When it comes time to make the brownies add the butter to the whole mixture instead of just adding it to the cocoa. 


  1. BYU mint brownies are the best! This recipe could be dangerous to have around. :)

  2. Awesome! Never thought about making it in a jar to have for a quick dessert or to give as a gift. Sounds too yummy!

  3. I think I shall make this right now. Butter instead of margarine though. YUM!